We don’t need no stinking printers

As I was trying to think of something optimistic to say to all of the Senior parents questioning why behemoth Balfour shows no signs of delivering the mass printed invitations for an event that is less than five weeks away, the world’s cutest handcrafted graduation announcement arrived in my mailbox. Now, I’m considering anarchy. Everyone […]

The old L&N sign

The L&N STEM Academy is housed inside an old Victorian that began as a train station in 1905. The Louisville & Nashville Railroad or L&N Station, stopped being a train station in 1975 and played a part in the 1982 World’s Fair before becoming a STEM school in 2011. The students and staff are very […]

Flat Stanley again

There’s a Flat Stanley coming home from school this week. Stanley has visited us many, many times over the years. Stanley never comes home at the very beginning of the year to spend the year being mailed to friends and relatives all over the globe for an end of the year report about cities, sights […]

so many candidates, so little patience

It’s School Board candidate forum season again. Yay. Also, boo. If you have never attended one of these events with the hope of learning what kind of board member each candidate would be, you’ve missed out. It begins with introductions. Each candidate states their name, the church they attend and how much they love their […]

Dear elementary teacher,

While it is a perfectly reasonable in-school assignment for a library research project, it is a nightmare to assign a homework project that will inevitably be researched online on the subject of “cougars.” I can’t even use a search engine while my child is looking at the screen. Please remove “cougars” from your list of […]

Can I submit my response in writing?

I go to meetings. I’ve been to happy meetings, sad meetings, loud meetings and quiet meetings. I could write a Dr.Seuss poem about meetings. I do write my reflections after attending meetings. Most of the reflections are stored away for a bit, re-read, then unceremoniously trashed. Last week, I attended a listen and learn meeting. […]

It’s HIS project

“I want to talk about your business slogan, but we’re going to do something else first. Let’s look at the slogans for some of the businesses you know.” Fifteen minutes of twitchy, fidgeting research later: “Now, think about all the slogans we just read. Would you like to revise YOUR slogan a little bit?” “No. […]

many, many snacks

First attempt Mom: “Don’t start writing. Put your pencil down and let’s talk about this. What kind of business would you like to have?” Sawyer: “Toys R Us.” Mom: “We already have Toys R Us stores. Let’s think about something that we don’t have.” Sawyer: “An Amazon store so you don’t have to wait a […]

Homework Ka-Boom

When one of my older children entered middle school, they surprised everyone by immediately having failing grades in their classes. We hopped on the online grade book and discovered that this child wasn’t turning in homework or projects. Tests and quiz grades were stellar. Homework was a consistent F. Since we knew the homework was […]