Donating Clothes Becomes a Rite of Passage

Every season, I try to weed out my closet of clothes I haven’t worn for years or have forgotten its existence. It’s always surprising when I unearth a shirt or sweater that’s been buried in the closet or drawer and then have to decide if it’s worth saving or or not. Most times, I try to save what I’ve rediscovered, but there have been times when I’ve donated clothing... read more

The Girl Who Stood Up Against The Taliban

I’ve had instances of being shocked by news reports heard over the radio, but none affected me as much as the one I heard on the radio while I was driving this past Tuesday. In the report, a 14 year old girl from Pakistan had been shot while on a school bus by the Taliban due to her outspokenness. Upon hearing of this, I was filled with shock, anger and disgust at the men who specifically targeted... read more

Pomodoro: Homework Edition

Homework in our house has never been a great issue. That’s not to say that we haven’t had our share of hemming and hawing about when to do it, but here’s an interesting take on homework by my 13 year-old daughter, Shaina. My name is Shaina, and I’m in 8th grade. My typical homework load takes me about 2 hours to finish. Usually, I would just try to do all of it at once making myself so... read more