Welcome to 5th Grade

Last week Sophie started fifth grade. Fifth grade. The last year of elementary school. I don’t remember crying when Sophie started kindergarten. Maybe because by that time, she already completed three years of preschool. But for some reason, starting fifth grade was tough for me. I think because it symbolizes the end of an era; the […]

Reflections on Two Years in Indiana

When I announced on this blog that we were moving from San Diego to Indiana, I started the post with the following paragraph: In You’ve Got Mail, Kathleen Kelly makes the difficult decision to close her beloved The Shop Around the Corner children’s bookstore. It’s a decision that, she notes, was not an easy one […]