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Tell Me This is Normal

From my red camping chair, set up perfectly in the shade of the huge tree in our yard, I watch her head bob up and down in her new playhouse, built just for her with love. The changes have been incredible in just two weeks. School has taught my daughter new mannerisms, words, and insults….

The First Day

Today is the day! My girl got on her new shoes, pulled on her back pack, and raced out the door. Not a minute of hesitation. kindergarten here she comes! The tears were minimal and the pride was intense. Congratulations sweet love! You did it!   Related Posts:Tell Me This is NormalBack to School ThoughtsWhen…

Back to School Thoughts

My mind is filled with back to school thoughts. Only we aren’t going “back to school.” This is the first time she’ll be going to school EVER. There is literally nothing else I can think of to write about besides my trepidation and anxieties surrounding this event. Oh get over it I can’t. Lots of…

Ready or Not

In three more days our daughter will leave the daycare she has been at for the better part of her toddler years and go to school. My heart is racing. If I close my eyes I can see her running in circles around the playground, holding hands with her bestie, laughing until it hurts, and…

When Your Baby is Going to School

Looking up from under her too long bangs I see a little girl that wasn’t there two weeks ago. A girl who has grown from a toddler with cubby legs and rolls on her arms in to a little girl who runs everywhere, does everything quickly so she can get to the next thing, and…

From Bullied to Bold

When I was in grade six I was bullied. Horribly. I would burry my head under the covers and wish I didn’t have to get out of the bed and endure another day at school listening to the song my peers had made up about me. I begged to stay home and pretend that the…

Is THAT What I Sound Like?

I could hear her little girl imagination from the living room where I sat, taking five minutes to relax after cleaning what felt like the whole house. The sound of her faint whispers traveled down the hallway, her tiny voice changing as she created the characters, playing out the scene in front of her. I…

The Stick in the Mud

The other night while I was putting my daughter to bed, I started to think about how I was as a mother. About how I parented. What would my daughter say about me 16 years from now if she had a blog? I don’t know that I would like it. I’m not the fun one,…

Meet & Greet

Last week we received a letter in the mail. We were invited to a meet and greet at our daughters new school. The teachers were excited to meet the new JK’s coming in and would have lots to share with us, so would we please RSVP. Of course. I counted down the days and prepped…