Family life

Throw Back Thursday: My Eighth Grade Semi Formal Date, Matthew and Me (1988)

Look how cute my date is in his white button up, stylish dress pants, skinny tie (from the Kevin Bacon Footloose era), slight product in his hair. I was one lucky girl, despite the fact that I didn’t even really like pink.  I loved my hair in this picture with the matching, giant pink bow… Continue reading Throw Back Thursday: My Eighth Grade Semi Formal Date, Matthew and Me (1988)

Education

Learning to Read is a Little Like Learning to Drive–Only Harder

The wee one on the far left knew that writing her name came easier to her than it did to her older brother, the husky fellow holding the red snake.  She never teased him about it, but instead, would put her little hand on his arm and reassured, “It’s okay, Carver, writing can be hard.”… Continue reading Learning to Read is a Little Like Learning to Drive–Only Harder

True North

The Kirkus Indie Review (my first official literary criticism)

The Kirkus Indie Review reports: English teacher Krill addresses engaging what-if questions about parenthood in her debut novella. Elizabeth and Andrew conceive their children via in vitro fertilization due to a spinal cord injury that Andrew received as a teenager. After their two children, Michelle and Stephen, are born, the couple faces the decision of… Continue reading The Kirkus Indie Review (my first official literary criticism)

Family life

In Honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today is a day to celebrate our differences and unique abilities, officially known as the International Day for Persons with Disabilities.  I often crack up when our son, Carver, innocently asks, “So what’s Dad’s disability again?” He’s looking for the term “spinal cord injury” or “paraplegic” specifically, when the obvious response is simply that his… Continue reading In Honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities