Before the Good Guys Were Liked: Dr. King’s Untold Stories

This is part three of a sponsored post series with Wells Fargo. In my lifetime everyone has always referred to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr ....more

I Gotchu

Last night, Mason came over and, since he has the impeccable timing of a 23-year-old-about-to-live-on-his-own, he knew exactly when we were cooking dinner so that he could cop a free meal out of us. It's awesome and bizarre how his timing works, but he also knew that I baked cookies over the weekend so he went searching for them....more

My Untold Story: Kathryn Harris as Harriet Tubman

This is part two of a sponsored series with Wells Fargo. “When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven!” ...more

New Family Dinners

Things are changing in my family dynamics right now and it has nothing to do with our upcoming nuptials or the fact that my 2 youngest are ferrying between another residence and mine. It's mostly to do with the fact that my father lives with us now....more

Virtual Field Trip: The Nature Conservancy

This is a sponsored post. However, my passion for education and global concerns are, as always, my own. This has been a week filled with nasty science-y type stuff but without going into too much detail I will say that the word "phlegm" has passed my contagious lips more often than I'd like ....more

Telling the Truth: Getting to Know Kathryn Harris

This is a sponsored series with Wells Fargo. ...more

It's Back Again! The H&R Block Budget Challenge

Every year with our 8th grade students we participate in something local that helps our students understand financial literacy. That's why I was willing to participate in the H&R Block Budget Challenge back in September. As someone who suffered through finances (needlessly, I might add! ...more

A Day at the Library in Ferguson, Missouri

Not long ago, my good friend Rana asked if she could do anything to help the Ferguson Municipal Public Library and I had followed the buzz around the social media campaign to get them books and resources while they remained opened during protests. Their library is one of the first things I began to monitor closely as students were showing up and volunteers were helping the people seeking a safe haven. Rana offered to immediately send 25 copies of one of the titles that Little Pickle Press publishes titled What Does it Mean to Be Safe?...more

5 Ways Schools Can Do a Better Job Teaching About Race After Ferguson

Twenty years after I got into education, not much has changed. But here's how we can have meaningful lessons about race in schools....more
This is a great post!  We are so ashamed of our country right now. What is happening to our ...more

Hatch & Project Sunlight #ShareAMeal

I tell some stories more than others because I know that they connect with people on a level that may not be expected from me. What I mean is that I don’t look like I’ve ever been hungry or living in poverty or have been homeless. Not now, anyway, and because life is very different for me some 20 years out I have to tell my stories of those difficult times ....more