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Sacrifices?

Sometimes, it’s hard to make sensible and responsible decisions, especially when you have a credit card staring at you, taunting you. Typically, we plan three or four small trips during the summer. We seem partial to fancy hotels with scenic views, beautiful pools and luxurious sheets. Unfortunately for us, those things come at a price … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs and Ups

If you are a parent, moving back and forth from good to not so good is typical. Going to the park is good.  Falling and getting a skinned knee is bad. Trip to the kid’s museum is good.  Explosion before making it to the bathroom is bad. Smooth morning where everyone feels happy is good.  … Continue reading

End of July Thoughts

For the last couple of years, the end of July has been a particularly stressful time. You might be surprised to hear that, I mean…it’s summer. I often experience a panic about the summer days that have already past with few thing marked off my summer bucket list; no campfire yet, no s’mores yet, no tackling the … Continue reading

True Exhaustion From My Singleton

One of the best parts of being part of this whole blogosphere is the sense of community.  I know that some can’t understand how I would want to give and receive suggestions from total strangers, but…it doesn’t feel like that.  Of course you have your occasional bad apple; however, most of the time the words … Continue reading

Visitation Times

One of the aspects of parenthood that you can’t escape is play dates.  It is part of the gig. I didn’t realize how introverted I was until I became a parent. I think it was just as hard for me to go to a new playground or Mommy and Me gymnastics session, as it was … Continue reading

Behind Closed Doors

When I started my teaching career, I remember some advice from a mentor; although most of the time you are the only adult in a classroom with students, you should always act as if your principal or a parent volunteer is in the back of the room.  You shouldn’t say or do anything that you … Continue reading

I’m Bored

There are two words that I currently hate more than most.  I would happily take a handful of crude potty words or even a few of the milder swear words instead of … I’m bored! Ugh! I don’t know if it is the sight of him standing amongst all the Legos, toys, and art supplies as … Continue reading

Not my Twin

Before I begin, I want to say that I am extremely grateful to be the mama to my son.  I am lucky that he is smart, healthy and precious. He is creative and has an incredibly kind heart with a love for his parents and his dogs. He is a loyal friend and I love … Continue reading

That Camaraderie

In the beginning, my son’s interest in video games was just about playing the game. Soon, the creating and the learning morphed into a strong desire to compete. As my son was driven to outdo his previous scores and conquests, his stamina and persistence grew. Gaming is serious to him, like a full-time job that counts on his important … Continue reading