Yay – Graduation!

My baby girl, who I am pretty sure just arrived yesterday, is graduating from high school next week. I want to be far cooler about this occasion than I actually am. Thoughts I want to have: “Fly and be free, oh grown-up-ish no-longer-child of mine!” “What an exciting time of growth and change!” “I am […]

How to Embarass Your Child During a College Visit

As a veteran now of three college visits with my recently minted senior, I have accumulated some valuable information that I would like to share with those who are also beginning this journey. So here are my top 10 tips for maximizing the level of embarrassment you can provide during college visits. You can chose […]

Boo.

Halloween was weird this year. For years my parents would come and see the kids in their costumes and take them trick or treating with me. Help man the candy hand-out. Help assess the inventory after the acquisition phase was complete. Help eat a few Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups if we had too many (as […]

Bad Choices

So I am now the mother of two teenagers. I know, I know, I look way too young. Oh…you weren’t going to say that? This is awkward… Anyway – two teenagers. And to be more specific, two teenagers who are not even the tiniest bit afraid of me. I try to be scary and tough. […]

A Day in the Life

“To everything, there is a season.” This is apparently my season of figuring out how to clone myself. This picture -> is an actual page from our family calendar. ¬†Looking at it freaks me right the heck out. So much drama. I mean literally, both kids are participating in the drama clubs at their respective […]

If You Believe

This time of year, when people know you have kids who aren’t of the littlest variety, the one question on the tip of every tongue is: “Does he/she still believe?” I’m not sure what the over/under is on the age at which “most” kids make the connection between all of those Amazon boxes arriving and […]

Fifteen

In two and a half short weeks my daughter will turn 15. Fifteen. That sounds like a solidly established teenager, doesn’t it? ¬†And she is. This makes me the mother of a solidly established teenager, and also means that I was 15 a very long time ago. Many things have changed in the intervening years. […]