I grumbled as I made my way to my van in the early hours. The ground beneath my feet was frozen and the windshield would require scraping. "I'm not ready for winter," I said to myself as I shivered. The hole I made in the frost on my windshield was enough to allow me to mostly see and I began to … [Continue reading]

Monday morning

I stumble into the kitchen and the smell of burnt cookies assaults my nose. I am brought back to the reality of the mess I face much too quickly for my liking. A mess left for me by the oldest of my brood, their attempt at clean-up is somewhat laughable. The air in the house is frigid, the heat … [Continue reading]

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 … [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 … [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]

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