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What I Found

What I Found

The things we find The other day when I was putting the groceries away, I accidentally knocked one of the fridge magnets off. It’s one of those big clip things with a magnet glued to the back of it. When I hit it, all the papers that were in the clip fell to the floor. … Continue reading

Jake and The Flying Carpet

Jake and The Flying Carpet

The latest edition Over the years, I’ve shared stories my son Jake has written for his English class. Some pieces, like this one, I don’t understand why or how they give him a certain grade. This one received an 88 – he was close, oh so close to getting that A. Have a seat and … Continue reading

Man’s Best Friend

Man’s Best Friend

I’ve shared many stories that my son Jake has written for school. Some were funny, some were from an interesting point of view and some were like … what the huh? But this one my friends … this story is just literary genius. I still can’t believe he got a 75 on this. I can … Continue reading

Sunday Funnys: The Reading Partner

Sunday Funnys: The Reading Partner

The other day we were driving home and my son Jake starts to tell me about his new reading partner in school. Part of Reading Class includes reading a passage to your partner and then discussing what it means so you can both present your answers to the class. Even though it’s Reading Class, they’re … Continue reading

“We all go through something in life”

“We all go through something in life”

Antoinette Tuff is my new hero Have you heard the story about Antoinette Tuff yet? She’s the bookkeeper of Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Georgia who stopped an armed gunman who entered her school this week. What did she do to make her my hero? She saved the lives of her co-workers and … Continue reading

Fourth Grade Footnotes

Fourth Grade Footnotes

We just finished our first week of Fourth Grade. The higher the grade is, the easier it is to send my son Jake back to school. I remember crying that first of kindergarten (that was me crying, not him). The first day of school was this past Monday. I felt like I could tear up … Continue reading

Nearing the end

Nearing the end

Today was the first day of the last days of school. Next week will be full of half-days with early dismissal and then a couple of days with no school. We’re nearing the end of this school year. I’m not sure who is more excited – me or my son Jake. Honestly, I’m pretty glad … Continue reading

I Don’t Know Where I’m Gonna Go

I Don’t Know Where I’m Gonna Go

Lately I feel like I’m living in a Jimmy Buffett song when I talk to my son Jake. The conversations usually go something like this: Me: Why did you slide into that pile of pillows when I told you not to play baseball in the house? Jake: I don’t know. Me: How do you not … Continue reading