for·ti·tude (Originally posted February 2011)

“Let’s get going. Today we’ll be learning about fortitude; get your dictionaries out.” “Sammy, please stop doodling, and pay attention. No, it’s not about making everything into the number four! No, “F” comes before “G” in the alphabet.” “Mom, I have to go to the bathroom; I’ll be right back.” “Didn’t you just go to…

The Schedule Olympiad

One day after successfully executing a complicated scheduling maneuver involving multiple families, siblings, transportation, food, tests, equipment, you name it… my friend looked me in my exhausted eyes and said, “you know, if they awarded medals to moms for scheduling, we’d have just earned gold!” That’s when the idea was born: competitive scheduling. We could…