Have You Ever Been Fightin’ Mad?

I don’t consider myself an angry person. I doubt that many (if any) people who know me well would describe me as angry. Why then, would I read a book about practical solutions for conquering anger? Do you ever get mad? I do. It doesn’t define me or describe my personality, but there are times when I...

What a Week!

With all the bad weather we have received in the last couple of weeks, several events were postponed, which made this past week a very busy one for us: a trip to Columbus on Saturday, gingerbread-house-making party Sunday, Lessons and Carols Monday, school Christmas program Tuesday, preschool Christmas...

#NCYC

“I know you like this part of your job,” my husband says to me as I pack my bags for NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference) in Indianapolis. It’s true. I do like this part of my job. While I don’t like leaving my family for a few days, I do welcome the change of scenery and the...

Halloween: Is it OK to Celebrate It?

Last night I took my children to the annual Halloween carnival put on by Ursuline Academy (my alma mater). As always, it is a crowded but enjoyable evening and it is fun to see all the creative costumes—especially the homemade ones. When I was in elementary school, I really didn’t know that some people...

Go Digital at OCEA

Monday and Tuesday this week, I had the privilege of attending the Ohio Catholic Education Association conference in Columbus, Ohio. I got the chance to meet many great teachers, principals, and DREs who stopped at the Franciscan Media booth. I was all too excited to tell them about our latest product...

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