How Is It That I Am Not Employed, and I am Busier Than When I Was Employed?

How did this happen, you ask? I am not entirely sure I know the answer. I used to work in a corporate environment. It was fast passed and exciting! I felt like I was on the cutting edge and thought myself very cosmopolitan. I was the Bomb diddly, baby! My husband also works in the … Continue reading How Is It That I Am Not Employed, and I am Busier Than When I Was Employed?

“Don’t Play with That, You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!”

I cannot tell you how many times I heard this phrase as a kid. Back in the day, before kids had safety rules, baby gates, seat belts and toy recalls, we would play with whatever we could find. Store bought toys were a luxury that we could not afford. Not to mention the fact that … Continue reading “Don’t Play with That, You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!”

What Happened to Respect for Our Teachers in the Classroom?

I grew up in the South, outside of Atlanta. I attended several public elementary schools and a public high school. We were expected to show respect to our teachers. This was a rule and not a suggestion. Progress reports were sent home weekly and included a report about our behavior in classroom. For those of … Continue reading What Happened to Respect for Our Teachers in the Classroom?

Our Kids Are “Dying on the Vine”, Even in the South

I have spoken out about this before, but it seems it needs to be “re-visited.” Our kids’ brains are going to “mush” with all the lack of opportunity for real imagination and creativity time. Most people I know have kids that not only have school activities, but multiple after school activities. When do kids get … Continue reading Our Kids Are “Dying on the Vine”, Even in the South