For All The Moms

Mothers’ Day is a time to reflect on and appreciate the selfless sacrifice that the female role models in our lives have made. They protect us, guide us, give selflessly and willingly, and love us, as my mom always says, “more than […]

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Grant Me Patience

Each weekday morning, I watch as the 1,411 students pour off the yellow school buses and down the bustling middle school hallways. They steal each other’s hats, yell greetings to each other, sing, gossip, and generally change the hall volume from 0 […]

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Counting Blessings

Every year around Thanksgiving I ask my students to reflect on why they are thankful. Sometimes I have them write a letter to the people who made a positive impact on their lives. Sometimes we make a thankful tree and each leaf […]

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So Many Choices

I suspected something was up when it was “spa time” for me and my big sis, Lola. Seems we always get a bath and pawdicure a couple of days before we go to meet new human friends . . . It was […]

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