Yesterday, my daughter was preparing me dinner in her pretend kitchen, asking me if I wanted any “lemon-lade” with my plastic banana and steak. Today she is more than halfway through her sophomore year in high school. My head is reeling from the whiplash of time, and the vertigo I feel is only going » Continue Reading.
I’m not writing about the ill-fated dog from the most depressing Disney movie ever. I’m referring to myself. I am a yeller (and I’m old-ish, at least in comparison to my kids). I own it, but I’m not proud of it. I raise my voice when I am frustrated, angry or hurt. I yell at my children, » Continue Reading.
A family trip to Disney World is on most parents’ bucket lists. It’s the most magical place on Earth, after all. There are hundreds of Disney-centered websites, and hundreds of blogs devoted completely to Mickey and his parks. While this is not one of those blogs, Matt and I have been fortunate to be able » Continue Reading.
Whatever animal March is, it better not be bringing more snow. This is a long month for my family; no days off from school and the countdown to spring break seems to happen oh so slowly. So let’s start the month off with the second edition of My Love List. This is a highly scientific » Continue Reading.
Dear Torrey Smith, Last week, the surveillance video of your teammate Ray Rice was released on TMZ. This video captured him dragging his unconscious fiancée out of an elevator, allegedly after they exchanged blows. Rice and his fiancée were both arrested for simple assault, and the public doesn’t know much more at this point. Sadly, for most of the country, this » Continue Reading.
I have always said that I was born a decade or two too late, at least in terms of music. A quick glance at my iTunes library proves my point. Maroon 5 to Neil Diamond, Queen to Hairspray, Bruno Mars to Stevie Wonder – all have a place in my eclectic yet dorky collection. But » Continue Reading.
I did it – I kicked sugar to the curb for one week. Seven looong days. Over Valentine’s Day, no less. Thanks to Laura from Mommy Run Fast, whose Seven Day Sugar Detox challenge inspired me to finally stop talking about it and actually do it. I know this post is lengthier than usual; hang » Continue Reading.
I am done with the snow. Seriously, Mother Nature, I’ve had enough. It’s pretty while it’s falling, but the seven foot mountain in front of my house is dirty and ugly and HUGE. One good thing about the snow is that it’s a perfect excuse to stay inside and curl up with a book. I’ve » Continue Reading.
My earliest recollection of Valentine’s Day was from the third grade. I decorated a Buster Brown shoe box with paper doilies and construction paper hearts, and carefully spelled my name out above the slit my mother had cut in the lid. I dumped the box’s contents on the kitchen table that afternoon, sifting through the cards until I found the ONE. The card from Randy, » Continue Reading.