Dear pre-COVID me

Dear pre-COVID me, I couldn’t have warned you if I tried. Words just don’t do justice to how quickly things changed in just a few months. One…


We still have to do summer?

The only title I’ve held longer than mom is educator.  Beginning as a bilingual teacher, I stepped into my first classroom in the Spring of 1995…


A 9/11 birth and a coronavirus graduation: How God redeems all he allows

Boy, do I hate snakes.  As a boy momma, I have had to accommodate a few of them over the years. But as a rule, I am not a fan. I know everything…


Missed milestones in the midst of mayhem

I have never hated—I mean really hated—a word before. A word is simply a word, it has no real power. But this word, I hate it.  While I had heard…


A glimpse into life after COVID-19

How might life after COVID-19 look?  I could speculate. I could research and provide countless references linked to the trajectory of future…


What is Your Posture During a Crisis?

Like everyone else in the world, I’ve been holed up with my family for more than a month. For kicks, my teens and tweens started listing phrases…


The Emergence of Family as the Victor

It has been said that time heals all things. As a seventy-year-old father and grandfather, I disagree.  Time alone cannot heal. It cannot heal the…


Counseling Conversations | Parenting in a Pandemic

Just as much as we are processing all that is going on in the world, they are processing too. Here’s the question, how can I help my kids process…


How Moms Can Manage Mental Health During a Pandemic

There is no need to remind anyone that these last few weeks have been unlike anything experienced or seen in our lifetime. My work schedule has been…