Parents: Getting Involved In Your Child’s School

Baking a cake with mom

by Tanya Ward Goodman   There is nothing I can do about the bombs falling in Gaza, nothing I can do about the spread of Ebola. I can save my bathwater and stop watering my lawn, but the California drought is largely out of my own two hands. I can (and do) pray for peace […]


Halloween with the Red Van Raiders

halloween 2nd grade

by Tanya Ward Goodman I was in third grade and it was Halloween. A bunch of people had gathered at our house to eat and drink before heading out to trick-or-treat. My mother was dressed as a gypsy fortune-teller. She swirled around the house in satin skirts and a patchwork vest, dispensing red wine out […]


A Mouse in the House


by Tanya Ward Goodman The mouse is named “Candy Corn.” He is grey on the top and bottom with a white middle. When we first saw this mouse, my daughter proclaimed in very passionate tones that he was “the mouse of her destiny.” In the words of Taylor Swift : “Trouble, trouble, trouble…” “We have […]