On two separate occasions, our family did something radically different from any of our friends or family—we enrolled our kids in cyber school.
Our first cyber school experience was brought about by necessity. In her junior year, our older daughter had some medical issues that were affecting her education. She was absent from school for roughly 25 days by the winter break. We …
Today was one of those chaotic parenting days. You know the kind—one crazy issue after another. You get pulled in too many directions and there’s barely room to breathe between the onslaught of life’s challenges. Days like these can make you feel as if your world is conspiring against you.
The chaos reminded me of a similar day, years ago when my kids …
Milestones. We celebrated them through the years as our children grew, clapping as they took their first steps, clicking dozens of photos before middle school dances, beaming with pride (and relief) at graduations. But those same milestones drew us toward a murky event I usually didn't want to think about—the day our children would be grown—and my role in their lives forever changed
“You want to do WHAT?” I mentally reached for something solid to hold onto as the panic punched me in the gut. This was going to be a bumpy ride.
My youngest announced, in her senior year of high school, that she was planning to take a gap year and travel. Alone.