Back to school brings out a lot of “how to make the school year a good one” lists, and this is mine. We have three kids who went through school, and their experiences ran the gamut. As a parent, I’ve lived through many highs and a few lows, and as a former teacher, I can say the same . . .
We all know actions speak louder than words. It's easier to talk about what's wrong with the world than it is to do something about it. I think that's because we think in terms of big things, "significant" things that we can't do on our own. We forget that small things matter, but they do. Here's a . . .
I should have an empty nest by now, but I don’t. Fourteen years ago, we had one child left at home when Daddy died, and Mama had to make the decision of where she would live. She could have stayed in her house. She was seventy-six and in perfect health, so living on her own was certainly . . .