How to Prepare Kids for Tornado Season

I’ve always lived where tornadoes are a fact of life.  As a kid, we had tornado drills.  We heard the tornado sirens tested on Wednesdays at noon, and my siblings and I passed more minutes than I’d like to think about under a mattress in our hallway or, later, in the earthen dugout shelter beside […]

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When the Advice isn’t Working

Recently, I saw a Facebook friend from a friend of mine who moved out of state.  She was lamenting the fact that it was so difficult to meet new people and make friends, especially when you have two kids under age 5 at home.   Only a couple of comments in, someone had given her […]

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