Do you remember September? It was so full of sparkle and promise. We had a plan AND a schedule. These lockers in our mudroom? Things used to be hung up in them. Children set their own alarms and got up when they went off. And then, instead of smacking it and climbing back into bed...THEY GOT … Continue reading Please Excuse Me While I Backslide
To my sweet #1, Ah....I had such IDEAS when you were small...I knew ALL THE THINGS. You were enriched within an inch of your life. There were rules and they were consistent. The consequences were logical, and not once did I call you by another name. Your food was homemade and organic...and, when your little … Continue reading Birth Order and Beef Jerky
I need you to know that when I hear you utter words "my child would never", I feel a jolt of terror shoot down my spine. First of all, I admire your confidence. Kudos. That's pretty impressive. I do not have that. Instead, my poor kids are bearing the brunt of my (slightly) wayward youth. … Continue reading The Perfect Child – A Fairytale
This little gem? It's one of a series of Toilet Paper Roll Art that I've been creating in my upstairs kid-bathroom-turned-studio. (You didn't know that was a thing did you? Not to toot my own horn, but I'm pretty sure I've created a new genre.) I'm not sure why the kids can't master the changing of … Continue reading We’re (Not) On A Roll….
My oldest child is 14. I still remember the day we inserted her first tiny shin guards (pink!) into her tiny little soccer socks (pink!) and laced up her tiny little cleats (black - but on sale!). She was 3. Two more babies were born and - between the 3 of them - Saturday morning … Continue reading The Crazy Sports Parent…A Look in the (Rearview) Mirror