At my kid’s elementary school, reading homework is mandatory for every grade—at least 30 minutes a day for the older kids and 20 for the younger one..
School is back in session. You can’t see me, but my arm is raised with a fist pump! It’s been a great but loooooooooooonnnng summer. I’m not ashamed..
This month, my family will reach a milestone: our last first day of school with two kids at home. Although it’s hard for me to believe, our oldest w..
Located in the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota, surrounded by trees, mountains and beauty, lies Outlaw Ranch. The Ranch held nine weeks ..
It’s almost the first day of school and I’m faced with a stack of registration forms. I have my smartphone with me and slips of paper tucked into my..
Dear New Teacher,
Today my child enters your classroom for the first time in a new school. It might be the first day of the school year, or it migh..
I’m not what you’d call an “outdoorsy person.” Hailing from the armpit of the country (Florida), I’ll do some water sports, but mostly live and die ..
Recently, I had the privilege of attending the National Military Family Association’s Operation Purple Camp® (OPC) for the first time. Working for N..
I can’t stand the smell of cardboard boxes. Or saying goodbye to friends. Or living out of a suitcase. However, moving is an inevitable part of mili..
Not long ago, I worked at one of our many Operation Purple Healing Adventures®. This retreat is for wounded service members and their families to ce..