I was home sick with my 6-year-old son today. It hasn't been that long since that has happened, so it was not a completely unusual event. However, he isn't much of a day sleeper so even sick, it's…Blog I was home sick with my 6-year-old son today… 1 Like
I have always had a strained relationship with my family. It is something that I had come to terms with a long time ago. However, when I had children, the focus on family, along with many other…Blog Trying Our Best... 1 Like
Last night my 6-year-old son went to bed with a lost tooth under his pillow. Next to the tooth was a note to the tooth fairy telling her how awesome she is and how he couldn't wait see what she…Blog I Believe.... 1 Like
The other night my husband and I were watching an old movie on TV. Apparently we were talking or laughing too loudly (or at least not waiting long enough before our kids fell asleep) because about…Blog What's That Noise? 1 Like
When I lost my Dad four years ago, I felt sad and lost. I was always close with my Dad and not having him around anymore left me with an empty feeling, so many loose ends and a inner struggle to…Blog Chapters 1 Like
I remember my first kiss. Now, when I say first kiss, I don't mean the one when I was old enough to actually know what the heck was going on. I mean the first kiss I got when I was 6 years old. My…Blog Crushed 1 Like
This has been a busy summer for my family. We have done more than our fair share of driving, flying, staying in different houses and hotels and generally moving around from place to place and…Blog It's All Relative 2 Likes
A few nights ago I am pretty sure I had my first talk about boys with my almost 9 year old daughter. The discussion centered around a few girls in her class who were "in love" with…Blog Girl Talk 1 Like
Our TV is broken. Specifically, the mechanism that motorizes the start up feature is defunct. In case the preceding sentence was not a clue, I have no actual idea what is wrong with the TV other…Blog Time Out. 1 Like
I was walking through an amusement park with my husband and kids the other week when we found ourselves in the middle of some sort of a festival. The sights and smells were inviting but what…Blog I Think I've Heard This One Before... 1 Like
I got out of the shower this morning and realized that there was nobody there.
No one had interrupted me. No one had called my name, needed me or generally wanted to disturb my…Blog I Need You! 2 Likes
I sat out in my backyard tonight watching my 8-year old daughter and 4-year old son playing in the summer evening air. It was nice. I had the music on, a cup of coffee in my hand and my feet up. I…Blog Trust 2 Likes
I remember my first trip to Disneyland. I was about 5 - old enough to remember the important highlights of the trip and young enough to be completely blown away by most of what I saw. The older I…Blog My Legend of Disney... 1 Like Home
I was having a conversation with my 7-year-old daughter the other day about college. Her topic choice.
The conversation centered around her wanting my assurance that she could attend a…Blog Home 2 Likes Let's Rock!
I have always loved music. I grew up with it all around me and I carry that love down to my children.
I remember the first record I ever bought. (Yes, when I was a kid, we had vinyl!) It…Blog Let's Rock! 1 Like
Do you remember being young and angry?
I can recall a distinct period of my life where I was lost, bitter, dazed and confused. I didn't know where life would take…
There are things you remember from childhood which become clear only as you age. Being a parent is often a stroll down memory lane as I find myself in situations that mirror those I experienced as…Blog Shaking My Head... 3 Likes
My 3-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter were playing "house" this morning. This is a fairly common occurrence among their friends, but it is rare for me to see them play this game with each…Blog Yes Dear 1 Like
I had my usual before bed talk with my daughter tonight. This has become ritual for us - sitting together on her bed, lights low, chatting about the day, the next day or whatever pops into her…Blog Skating Around... 2 Likes
I spend a good deal of time in my daughter's first grade class. This means I get to spend a lot of time observing 6 year old boys and girls and their day to day behavior. This is, I can tell you,…Blog The Highs and the Lows... 2 Likes
I spend a lot of my days teaching. I teach manners, cleanliness, respect, ABCs...sometimes I see the result of my lessons immediately, and sometimes I have to look hard. Because often, it's in the…Blog The Unteachable 3 Likes