3 Tips for Closer and Kinder Communication

3 Tips for Closer and Kinder Communication

Here we are in month #6 of the Covid-19 pandemic, with every aspect of our lives, including, perhaps most importantly, our children’s education, being affected on a daily basis. It’s August. We should be buying back-to-school clothes and supplies, planning carpools...
School Considerations Fall 2020

School Considerations Fall 2020

As the mother of two adult children, and as a former special education teacher, I am very familiar with schools and parenting. I know what it’s like to fill out all the paperwork at the beginning of the school year. I know what it’s like to help with...
The Value of Our Giant Values

The Value of Our Giant Values

It was early April, 1995. My son Brandon was 10 years old, and my daughter Casey was 6. Excitement was high. We were heading to the San Jose Giants baseball stadium, home of the Single A team for the San Francisco Giants. There we would pick up one of the players (a...
The Pandemic: Then and Now

The Pandemic: Then and Now

Tomorrow, Friday May 29, will end the 11th week of Santa Clara County’s shelter-in-place order first issued on March 16. That seems like a long time ago, and it also seems like just yesterday. I remember walking 5 miles around my neighborhood the next day: typically...
A Most Unique Mother’s Day

A Most Unique Mother’s Day

Tomorrow is the day to celebrate Moms. Biological moms, adoptive moms, foster moms, step moms, mothers in law, and all those who fill the role of mom, including aunts, dads, and friends. How will you spend Mother’s Day tomorrow, and who will you be celebrating?...