Category Archives: parenting

Better than Christmas

The streets were glowing with the light reflecting off of them as the rain drizzled down, threatening to end what had been deemed, in our house, the most exciting day of the year. She told me it was more exciting than Christmas. We’ll see when Christmas comes. I was woken that morning at 5:30 am with…

Funny Face Cranberries

Every night, after dinner, I empty the same princess lunch pail, the same purple, green, and pink containers, and pack the same lunch for my daughter for school the next day. I try to pack something interesting for her but I also have to think of nutrition, children with allergies, packaging, and her likes and…

No One Wanted To Play With Me

We sat together in the big brown rocking chair, like we always do after school, and talked about her day. Her legs hung over mine, longer than they’ve ever been, reminding me of her growth and the way time flies. Every answer was “I forget” and “I don’t know” unless she was asked a specific…

Why Are You Staring?

I remember sitting cross-legged on the couch and watching TV, in the zone, and feeling eyes on me. Why did she stare at me so much? “WHAT?” “Nothing, I just like looking at you.” Weird, I thought, why did my mother look at me so much, so annoying. Doesn’t she have somewhere else to be?…

I’m THAT Mom

Last week we were invited to a school BBQ, an opportunity to meet the teacher, see the classroom, and mingle with other parents. We received a reminder call the night before, the little voices on the other end reminding us to bring money. I was giddy. You want more money? Ok! Anything! Just let me…

It Ended Perfectly

This weekend I found myself laying on the couch in a boo hoo emotional state after a friend returned home from New York. She had a blast. In a glass. She told me tales of people who had few family obligations, stories of clean houses, talked about wine on patios, and how great it tasted to…

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:I’m THAT MomTell Me This is NormalBack to…

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…