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Six years ago, I attended a writing conference on a Saturday morning in Grand Rapids. I chose the conference to help me learn how to be a better writing teacher. I had no idea that one single conference would lead to a life-changing experience. Once there, I bumped into a fellow early-career teacher I’d seen […]
“Mom, I’m awake,” Calder yells from behind the closed door of his bedroom. “Try to have some quiet time buddy,” I respond, both amused by his adorable voice and slightly worried that if he doesn’t nap, I won’t get my ridiculously long to-do list completed. “But, Mom I’m not feeling that sleepy today.” As I […]