National Poetry Month: So Many Words

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month?  In addition to being a former English teacher I know this because my beautiful 11-year-old daughter recently became an award-winning poet.  Sophia's poem "Clouds" was awarded 1st place  in the Travis Tuck Jordan category of the North Carolina Poetry Society's Student Contest.  Does this seem like a … Continue reading National Poetry Month: So Many Words

Fighting Childhood Allergies: Hold Onto Your Cat!

When we first moved to North Carolina, my then-5-year-old son went to the doctor for what we thought was a small cold only to find out that he had a silent case of walking pneumonia. He had struggled before with allergic reaction and the allergies began to present themselves as asthma symptoms. As he's grown … Continue reading Fighting Childhood Allergies: Hold Onto Your Cat!