Trade ‘ya

I have decided that one of the things the universe is missing is a “toddlers for teenagers” swap. Parents of toddlers are up to their eyeballs in keeping their little kamikaze children from killing themselves while learning to climb the stairs, keeping them on track with the potty, and keeping them fed with wholesome, organic, […]

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 […]

Whatchamacallit

If you’ll remember, I accidentally acquired a most awesome fella a while back. He’s tall and sweet and smart and strangely always exactly the right degree of warm. Which is important in a person you spend time up close to, I think. Everything is awesome, except for one tiny itty bitty conundrum – what to […]

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. […]

The End

Important to know before you read (Mom, I’m looking at you): I know I said I wasn’t going to say what the prompts are – and I’m still not – but just know the assignment here is to PRETEND I am dying in a week.  I’m not.  I’m fine.  For realz. This fall, like many […]

Unbroken

You never said it, you didn’t really ever say anything, but you didn’t think I was worth the effort. And I almost believed you were right. You thought the shine was gone from me and I wasn’t exciting or new or out of the ordinary. And I almost believed you were right. You thought everything […]