Chip: He’s One of the Good Ones!


My mom raised some pretty independent kids. We have all had success in our various professions and we've all had our share of challenges and heart breaks. We know how to be kind, caring, supportive, and hard-working. One of the things that I didn't necessarily learn as part of this independence was how to ask … Continue reading Chip: He’s One of the Good Ones!

Boss: Not Me


I never have really enjoyed being called someone's boss; being introduced as "this is my boss" has always made me just a bit uncomfortable in the moment. I don't think of myself as a boss. Frankly, most days, I think I can only effectively be the boss of myself, let alone anyone else. I will … Continue reading Boss: Not Me

Preschool Teachers–I Couldn’t Do It Everyday


Over the past several weeks, but in particular the past four days, you may have seen in the news that many Head Start classrooms across the country have closed as a result of sequestration. Classrooms equal about 18 to 20 kids per room, which for us amounted to 127 kids that will not be able … Continue reading Preschool Teachers–I Couldn’t Do It Everyday

A Kick In the “Pans”


I love to bake. I find the process relaxing, it smells good, and the outcome makes people happy. I fancy myself quite a good cookie maker, though pies, cakes and other desserts also make their way out of my oven and into an office or party or some other function. Sometimes though, it smells too … Continue reading A Kick In the “Pans”

Darla


I don't know about you, but I've found it helpful at certain points in my life to get support from counselors or therapists. There have been three distinct times I can recall needing to get some guidance from someone other than a friend or family member. Two of these three times I ended up going … Continue reading Darla

The Great Flood of 2010


The floods of March 2010 effected the entire state of Rhode Island regardless of where anyone lived. In our neighborhood basements that had never flooded were filled. Our house was built in 1925 and nary a drop of water entered the foundation walls in all those years. But this time, it was water, water, everywhere. … Continue reading The Great Flood of 2010

Audrey Reed


There may be a few more posts about college. There are some more thank you's to take care of during that time of my life. How many of would have been able to finish college without financial aid? I relied on it, it was the only way I was going to be the first in … Continue reading Audrey Reed