St. Paddy Poker Party

This weekend I saw a post on Facebook that went something like this: “When I grew up, we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by wearing green.  The End.” Luckily I’m able to laugh at myself, because this post is most likely directed at moms like me who like to turn every special occasion into a themed extravaganza. Take our annual St. Paddy Poker Party for example. Perhaps we should rename … Continue reading St. Paddy Poker Party

Gratitude Day 2: Happy Endings & Lessons Learned

What a relief that no one was hurt in last week’s magnitude 6.2 earthquake that rattled Alaskans. My school library sustained some decent damage, but my ego may have taken the biggest hit of all.  Here’s the scoop: There were three classes in the library that morning, in addition to about a dozen kids on individual passes.  When the shaking started I was walking down … Continue reading Gratitude Day 2: Happy Endings & Lessons Learned