Stacy Reiber is a mom to three amazingly creative, happy children and a writer. She is a lover of all things education and tries to teach her 4th grade language arts students how to be thinkers, not just sponges of knowledge. She never stops learning herself and her next project is writing a family mission statement.
Going from two to three children is easy in all ways except...none. None. You've just added one more kid to your family. You’re outnumbered. There are five people each trying to do their own…thing, and only two who actually can make those things happen. Yes, the shock of having a baby is different this time, and yes, you’ll never have the nerves of a first time mom. But if anyone told you it’s no big deal, they’re lying to you. Especially once you return to work. This is… >> Read More
“Mah Jongg is an old lady game.”
I tried to block out those words as I carried the small red suitcase of tiles to my first lesson. I had fully assumed I wouldn't like it, but honestly, once…I understood the whole “crack bam dot” business, it was a blast. Challenging, fast moving and competitive, all of the qualities I like best in a game. “So I like Mah Jongg,” I told myself, “doesn't mean I’m old." >> Read More
A few weeks ago I met my two oldest friends for lunch. We've managed to maintain our friendship for 33 years--practically our entire lives--and through living in three different states. I'm…aware that these kind of friendships are rare--as adults we are all so completely different, yet we share an unspoken connection. I can be myself around them and they have been there to offer support and guidance through many of life's twists and turns. On the drive home from our gathering, with my kids in… >> Read More