Teen Driving: How We Shot Ourselves in the Head in California

 

  At some point – and I could go figure out when this happened but it pretty much doesn’t matter – we took Driver’s Education out of our schools. Stupidest move ever. If you aren’t aware, here’s how our kids learn to drive today. 1. They take an online course to get a certificate. This… More Teen Driving: How We Shot Ourselves in the Head in California

The Joys of Midlife: A Kid that Can Drive and Three Things…

 

  Katie is finally a junior and this summer she got her license. That means I don’t have to drive her around anymore. That means I am free. The result, I’m trying new things and having some adult fun once again. And, in my 53rd year, I’ve discovered three things that are keeping me very… More The Joys of Midlife: A Kid that Can Drive and Three Things…

Wow – Just Changed the Blog Title to “It’s High School”

 

 First day and last day of middle school. Damn. Hard to believe the time has come. Middle school graduation was last week – I can’t believe how much this kid changed in one year. Who knew eighth grade would mark such significant developments. For a kid who really had one friend in middle school, she… More Wow – Just Changed the Blog Title to “It’s High School”

Middle School is Almost Over – We Made It Through the Wilderness

 

  First Day of Middle School I’m so lucky. I have a fairly uncomplicated kid.    Now that middle school is finally coming to an end, I realized what we really went through in the last three years. For anyone just starting out: hang in there – what comes out on the other end is… More Middle School is Almost Over – We Made It Through the Wilderness