Tolerance: The ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with. The hot topic in my house since the weekend has centered around tolerance. It started with explaining the tragedy in Orlando to my kids, continued with the Tony Awards and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s […]

Join Team WOBO!!

Back in 2008, after being told that I have cancer, I decided that I wanted to run a marathon (because that’s the logical next step…ha!). I was connected to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. Somehow I convinced my husband that it would be fun to run – and off we started […]

Run, Forrest, run!

Today, I was a Course Monitor for the Garmin Marathon. I was up before the sun so that I could get to my spot along the race route. I enjoy being a support person – a cheerleader with a cow bell. Because who doesn’t get inspired to run faster when you hear the clanging of […]



Save Our Schools! Support Our Schools! Do you see the trend? Our schools need help…ASAP!! On this beautiful March morning, my family and I made a trip to Topeka to show how serious we are in supporting our public schools. We finished the last mile of Game On for Kansas School’s 60-mile walk to Topeka. […]

Mic check…

My first public political speaking engagement is fast approaching. In fact, it’s this coming Wednesday, Jan. 13. That’s just two more sleeps away, folks!! Am I nervous? Only slightly. I think everyone experiences a touch of nervousness when thinking about speaking in front of a group of strangers, but I’ve had plenty of experience with being […]

Stickers Make Me Smile

In my youth, I remember going to the dentist and getting a sticker at the end of the appointment. As a parent, I watched my kids agonize over just the right sticker to choose at their pediatrician’s office. Last week, I was reminded that, even at 43, stickers make me smile — especially ones that […]

The Truth IS Out There

He said, she said…they say, we say…I say, you say… There’s always three sides to a story – mine, yours and the truth. Now, it’s not to say that either side is lying, but each side has their own set of values and opinions; and these shape how they tell their side of the story. […]

It’s the little things

There’s a cliche – it’s the little things that make a big difference. This holds true in many aspects of life — even when talking about school budgets. This morning, I attended ONW’s Principal’s Roundtable – a gathering of ONW parents listening to school updates and having an opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns. […]