When I was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I remember immediately jumping to the worst-case scenarios. Suddenly, I pictured images of people who were wheelchair-bound and unable to carry out many of the daily tasks that I had become so …
The Power of Words
At the bottom of my bed is a chest filled with memories that I have collected over the years. There are cards from loved ones, notes from my husband, Mark, and special gifts from my kids, among other things. At the very bottom of the chest is a collection of papers from my grade school years.
Keeping Our Kids Safe
This past July, as I watched the horrifying events at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, play out, I was once again horrified, heartbroken, and outraged. No child, no parent deserves to ever have to endure such a situation.
School in the Age of COVID-19 and Gun Violence
SHORTLY AFTER MOST PARENTS breathed a collective sigh of relief due to the waning concerns of COVID-19 and the numerous challenges it caused with schooling for nearly two years, they were faced with another frightening situation. Every parent’s worst nightmare played out in the horrific massacre of the children and teachers in the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, this past June.
Making Peace with ALICE
Ask some 55 million K–12 students what they associate with “Alice,” and you will likely hear “ALICE Training.” This program introduces a protocol that might help students survive the breaching of their school by an armed attacker. The acronym stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate.
Catholic School or Not?
Long before my husband, Mark, and I had kids, we had discussions about whether we wanted to send them to Catholic or public school.
The Reality of Climate Anxiety
There is a wide range of definitions for climate anxiety. The one thing that all of the reports and articles agree upon, though, is that it’s real, and it’s not going away anytime soon.