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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Love = Torture?

I may have mentioned this before, but I am a big fan of the whole “love” thing.  Everyone should have some.  Ideally lots. I am a little worried however, about the KIND of “love” that modern society is celebrating, especially for the young folks out there.  How is any of this painting a pretty picture of […]