A Parent’s guide to owning Legos


We own Legos. I hate them, but I love them. After years and years of being a Lego owner, I have come up with the following guide to owning Legos. You are welcome. 1. When you mention to another parent of older children how much your child LOVES to play with their Legos and how it keeps them busy … [Continue reading]



Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day. I sat in my bathroom with the light off, tears streaming down my face. The impending rain shouldn't have been such a big deal, but it felt like the Mount Everest I was going to climb just became twice as high. With my first marathon less than 24 … [Continue reading]


Sweat glistens on my skin, sticky because of last night's storm. My feet meet the pavement in even strides, feeling light and quick. The sun beats on … [Continue reading]

10 Things I’ll do with all my kids in school


Today is a red letter day. I have waited for this for 15 years. It doesn't mean I don't love my children or enjoy spending time with them, it … [Continue reading]

She’s having a day

It started the night before, so at least I was prepared. "I don't want to go to school tomorrow!" she whined. "Why not?" I asked. "Because I … [Continue reading]



There comes a point at which it is time to give up. Give in. Whatever. Hours before the longest run thus far in my life, I find myself restless. … [Continue reading]

The calm before

Fuzzy heads greet me each morning asking for breakfast. Children trickle into the kitchen. 8, 9, or 10 a.m. Sunshine floods the living … [Continue reading]

Miscellaneous items


Miss L: Mom, can I have an I-C-Y P-O-P? The spelling was necessary as the ultimate connoisseur of icy pops was seated on my lap. Me: Sure, … [Continue reading]

Tales from the Deep Down


"I gots a go pee, Mama." Our adventure began last Friday, and after what seemed like hours, we finally found a camping spot. Unbeknownst to us, it … [Continue reading]

Prepared for rejection


Something totally cool happened last week. I was published in my local newspaper's online family section. It was something I thought about … [Continue reading]

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