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!
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
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
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”
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 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
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
I've been enjoying writing about and reminiscing about my days as a college student. Today is no different, and though the post is a bit shorter, it's no less important to me. In college I was a Resident Assistant, an RA, for three years. It was at a time when undergraduates served as RA's and … Continue reading Winter Hayrides
The small college in Vermont where I went to school lent itself to an environment where students and faculty and staff had the chance to really get to know each other. Resident assistants, student leaders, student orientation staff, student athletes, frankly just about everyone, had the chance to create lasting relationships with professors and deans … Continue reading Freshman Dinner
My freshman year of college was not particularly noteworthy in any way. I went to, what was then, a small college in the lovely green mountains of Vermont. It was five hours from my home in Warwick, RI (unless my brother Kevin was driving and then it was a couple of hours closer). My parents, … Continue reading Intramurals, Life Changing?!