Meet the Challenge

Unless you’ve just returned from a third world country, you most likely could not have avoided the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that is spreading like wildfire through social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. What an amazing phenomenon it has become! To date, it has generated over $53 million dollars and brought in 1.1 million new donors to the ALS Association.

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Back to School

This is a landmark year in my household. I’m officially ending my 22-year run as a parental participant in the annual back-to-school ritual. No more fighting for cart space in the school supply aisle, no more pleading for the kids to go through last years’ clothes and pass them on to the next sibling, and no more suppressed tears on the first day of school until after the bus pulled away.  It’s bittersweet, to say the least.

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