May 14, 2019

The past 48 hours have brought about a lot of change. I’m not a huge fan of change. I don’t like surprises. I don’t like suspense. I don’t like feeling out of control over my life and situations. I attended a faculty meeting yesterday, wherein we found out who the new principal would be for … Continue reading May 14, 2019

May 12, 2019

Today was Mother’s Day. I really do enjoy the day, but my heart is always with those who can’t celebrate. Moms who lost children, children who lost moms, women who can’t become moms. I started the day with breakfast made by my kids. I appreciated the effort. I was served toast, a banana and eggs … Continue reading May 12, 2019

May 11, 2019

Tonight was prom. I love to chaperone, because it’s so nice to see the kids dressed up and fancy. It’s also fun for me to get dressed up, too. I wore the same dress I wore to my son’s Bar Mitzvah in January. I really love it, and wanted to get some use out of … Continue reading May 11, 2019

May 9, 2019

Today is my 39th birthday. My day began at Morning with Mom (formerly known as Muffins with Mom) at my daughter’s school. We got donuts and sat in the cafeteria to have “breakfast” together. It was sweet. I reminded her that next year would be our last elementary school Mother’s Day celebration. It makes me … Continue reading May 9, 2019

May 6, 2019

I was driving home this evening with my son when I got a phone call from a (402) area code. I don’t answer calls from numbers I don’t recognize, so I let it go to voicemail. When I listened to the message, I was absolutely floored. I was contacted by the National Vice President of … Continue reading May 6, 2019

April 22, 2019

I have had abdominal pain since Saturday night. Everything was fine until I got up from the dinner table after the second Seder. I had sharp pains in my abdomen, not my stomach. It felt like I was being stabbed on the inside. I was diagnosed with IBS in 2014, so I know it wasn’t … Continue reading April 22, 2019

April 20, 2019

Twenty years ago. Twenty years ago today, Columbine High School was the site of the largest and deadliest school shooting to date. It has only been surpassed by the events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on 2/14/18. I spent most of the day in a fog. I have met survivors from Columbine. The school … Continue reading April 20, 2019

April 12, 2019

Today was a big day at FSPA. I taught a session this morning about “Parkland Speaks.” I didn’t really have a plan as to what I wanted to talk about. I just knew that I wanted to be honest and speak from the heart. The session was packed, the questions were good. Unfortunately, the publicist … Continue reading April 12, 2019

April 10, 2019

Today, I attended the funeral of my best friend’s father. He passed away on Friday. He went into the hospital for something routine, and then three weeks later, he was gone. I was on the phone with her for about an hour on Saturday morning. We cried and I listened. I consoled her the best … Continue reading April 10, 2019

April 8, 2019

I had the opportunity to work with Steven & William Ladd today. They came in to create art with me and my students. I met them in the office, and was greeted by big smiles and even bigger hugs. I told them how excited I was to meet them and have them at MSD; they … Continue reading April 8, 2019