When you see your least favorite things about yourself reflected in your children, it can break your heart.Continue
I am also a Penn State alum and a mom of three children, two of them young boys. I share your disgust and I mourn the loss of innocence of all of those victims. I also mourn the loss of our icon, Joe Paterno. Paterno was more than a football coach. For decades, he embodied how to lead with respect, honor and high standards. Unfortunately, now he must be judged himself by those same high standards. I agree with the board's decision, but I do not applaud it. There is nothing here to…Continue
I cried a lot yesterday. The tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks brought back all of the memories and emotions of that day. Each time Taps played, I felt each note in my very core. It’s amazing how music has that power to physically jar you more so than just words or images. Along with the rest of the country, I spent yesterday…Continue
I am a pen addict. I love pens of all kinds. Ball point, ink roller, glitter, fountain, colored, black, blue, fancy, cheap, and even markers, too. Each year (okay, a few times each year), I buy a new set of multi-colored pens or Sharpie markers to color-code my calendars, lists, and my life. My husband teases me, but accepts that he has an easy out anytime he needs a small gift to give me.
I was beyond excited when I recently found a multi-colored five…Continue