Volunteering for the Grammar School can lead to Triathlete Training!

Mom volunteer and triathlete Debbie Markham

You say you don’t have time to volunteer, but YOU DO… LOL! I turned my volunteer time into a good story here and wrote a blog post on it… just think of what fun you could have too! This morning I promoted our school’s fundraiser event, “Out of this World Book and Science Fair,” by [...]

Boston Marathon 2011

Debbie Markham finishing the Boston Marathon

One year after qualifying for the Boston Marathon, I flew out to Massachusetts to run the event this past Monday.  At 6am race morning, I boarded a bus that took me 26.2 miles away from the race finish, to the starting line. I had 2 hours to wait with my energy bar breakfast. The thrill [...]

Back to School emotions

My Hero, My Mom

Since school starts for my 5th & 3rd graders tomorrow, I’ve decided to go through all the art, reading samples & comprehension tests that were sent home last June, at the end of school.  I’ve procrastinated “sifting through” to study their red marks & savor their hard work because I knew it’d take an hour [...]