Boundaries Needed

Sandbags were the reoccurring items I saw as I flipped through news channels this past Tuesday evening. Hurricane Laura was headed straight towards my hometown of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and in anticipation of devastating winds and flooding, gulf coast residents were...

Surprising Associations

“It’s going to be a different year. That’s for sure.” I can’t recall how many times a teacher said this to me. Usually, it was followed by a long list of concerns related to school and the pandemic. It’s understandable. With normal routines disrupted, we are having to...

For Better or Worse?

Sometimes it takes a mountain high or valley low to shake things up and teach us a lesson.  I somehow managed to experience both in the course of just a few days.  It was a challenging summer for me.  I was following strict doctor’s orders trying to shrink a vocal...

A Positive Focus of Gratitude

Sometimes it takes a mountain high or valley low to shake things up and teach us a lesson.  I somehow managed to experience both in the course of just a few days.  It was a challenging summer for me.  I was following strict doctor’s orders trying to shrink a vocal...

Settling the Dust

“Kid behaviors are going to be crazy when school starts,” a teacher told me earlier this week. “It’s like the pandemic kicked up a giant storm around Spring Break, and five months later, the dust has yet to settle. Do you have suggestions for the start of school?” Her...

Relationships Needed

We are going on five months in this pandemic and still I don’t have this social distancing thing down. One would think after a certain amount of time practicing, with continual non-verbal cues from my better half, and red reminder signs strategically placed on store...