Summer in Vermont is a beautiful thing. Like many of you, I have been spending plenty of time in the real world, away from computers and the interwebs….

(It may be spring where you live, but not here. This post was inspired by this article in the Washington Post and my many friends who have had school…

Last week something beautiful and surprising happened. I offered a short story that I wrote about vicious bus bullying in middle school to readers who pre-ordered my upcoming book…

image care of Save the Children I have watched helplessly as the news has come in about the thousands of children coming into the country from Central America….

Did you participate in teacher appreciation week? I just wrote a post for the Center for Teaching Quality as part of their new campaign called #teachingis. They seek…

(first posted at Mom Clean Air Force) It is clear to me everyday that we need more humanity– everywhere. In our nation’s schools, in politics, our homes, and…

Schools are busy places— dealing with budget cuts, mandated testing, and meeting the needs of all students who walk in the door.  Many schools have crumbling, old facilities,…

I’m a fan of doodling. I’ve been doing it all of my life. During travel, stressful times, interesting and not so interesting classes. But as an adult, I…

What do your school’s fundraisers say about your school and community? Does your school sell wrapping paper that gets thrown away? Or candy made with GMOs, high fructose…

(First published at MomsRising.org. Please add your favorite back to school resources in the comments!) Are your kids back in school? Mine are, and boy, are they tired!…