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…

Just sitting here thinking about my phone

In our family, the kids don’t get their own cell phones until they get their driver’s licenses. Sammy got his license a few weeks ago, but we decided to wait a bit before getting him his own phone. We told him he was getting one in September when Verizon rolls out a new plan. (To…

for·ti·tude

Originally posted February 2011 Edited November 2019 “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…