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when my daughter met ruby bridges

It was a typical library trip: well-meaning, part educational/part mental health boost to get us out of the house, started well but quickly disintegrated. The kids rounded up books and perused the movies (they’re old school and like to watch DVD’s) and then fought over the computers as I shooshed them and gave them the…

steady on

I spent a long sixty minutes in the pediatrician’s office the other day.  Fifty minutes was waiting for the doctor. Four minutes was the doctor’s visit. And then six minutes was trying to gear up, put things away, and find the baby’s missing shoe. Several things occurred to me during that visit. As I sat on the…