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…

Look Back and Smile

My laughter escalated as the group of us giggled through class, and the professors face changed from that of concentration to annoyance as she looked at me with frustration. I had long been the loud one in the class, always looking for the opportunity to make others laugh and unfortunatley that moment was not the…

Anniversary Love… Even through the Gulping

I could see him going for a second gulp of his glass and my spine straightened. WHY did he have to drink so loud. Why the gulping? Looking around the room I saw the clothes left by the front door, because where else would you put socks when you come in from outside and your…

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 Perfect Pal

The past week and a half has been exhausting for my girl. She’s been a busy bee, getting up early, running her legs off with her friends, learning all the numbers and the letters, and crafting all of the crafts. Once she gets home, finished dinner, and running around the yard she’s tired. She wants to curl up…

Rainy Day Surprise

The rain was coming down in a drizzle and we were enjoying a nice quiet Saturday morning. She had asked if school was today and was disappointed that it was the weekend. She loved school so far and wanted to go everyday. We were expecting my parents for coffee but weren’t ready to get out…

Family Film Night

The Perfect Ingredients for a Family Film Night If you love doing things as a family then a great idea is to have a family film night. You can all get together, curl up on the sofa and pop on a great film to enjoy together. Here are some great tips for making it something…