Habits and Gratitude

After I was admitted to HGSE, I was very intentional about many of my choices.  Sure, I spent many hours with the course catalog and many more figuring out the logistics of housing and childcare for my kids, but I also thought about the big picture of my experience coming here.  I wanted this school year … More Habits and Gratitude

HGSE with Kids

I’m at HGSE with four children, ages 13, 11, 6 and 4. Furthermore, my husband is still in North Carolina, holding down the fort and putting food in our bellies while this grad school adventure unfolds for the rest of us here. (How do I do it? With an amazing nanny!) One of my biggest … More HGSE with Kids

The Courage to Ride

My husband is a cyclist.  He wears tiny spandex shorts and rides more than 10,000 miles a year.  I have not been on that journey with him; the roads seemed too scary and dangerous.  When I moved near Cambridge, driving became much more difficult.  I started riding the bike path to the subway to get to … More The Courage to Ride

The 5th Class

School has been in session for just over a month now, and I’m settling into the weekly rhythm of classes and homework. One vital aspect of the HGSE experience is what they informally call “the 5th class” – taking advantage of the amazing guests and experiences that are available at the Ed School, across the … More The 5th Class