New Tricks

by Mary Forth

Thousands of older students are returning to school for a variety of reasons: to learn new skills, to polish up old ones, because of job loss, to satisfy requirements for advancement, or just for their own personal satisfaction.  I suppose I would fall into all of those categories.  When my job ended almost 2 years ago, I knew that it was time to start all over.  Time to do what I should have done a long time ago; I needed that college degree to keep up with the rest of the world. Continue reading “New Tricks”


A Night Out With My Girl

It is not often that Elisa and I are able to get away from the house without some form of a child in tow. Working in a group home for teenagers but also having two children of our own, there is always someone around. However, this is not a bad thing. We have become accustomed to having little private time and will probably not know what to do with ourselves some day when it is just the two of us. Continue reading “A Night Out With My Girl”

Go Outside For A While

Back on December 7th, I wrote a post about how much we love our local library. My kids would probably go there every day if we gave them the opportunity and we do as often as we can. A friend of mine, Melanie DeWaal, commented on the article by stating, “I love this topic! One way that I keep it in the forefront of our house is to physically limit the number of screens/TVs. We have one television in our entire house, and that is on purpose.” That got me to thinking… I wonder how many televisions you all have in your homes and what percentage of the time do you spend sitting in front of it. Continue reading “Go Outside For A While”