Kindergarten 4.0

 SO, I am little confused , my son just started kindergarten this year, the youngest in the class. He was very against this in the days leading up to his first day. He would say “but mommy i like being little I don’t want to be a big boy”. And i would say ” but honey me and daddy can’t afford the 700 a month it would cost for daycare!” So after convincing him more or less he finally was geared up for kindergarten. His first day was probably a cue of what was to come....more

Learning how to be a mommy...kind of...

I often think about life pre- and post-baby. I have a 13-month-old baby that I wanted VERY badly. We tried for a month and immediately found out I was pregnant. After 30+  hours of natural labor, I delivered a 7 lb 1/2 oz daughter...for all moms considering natural labor: when you reach hour 24, GET THE EPIDURAL!...more

The Age of Difference

The other day, I thought about the many ways I have changed in the 10 months since my stepson has been with us. Prior to him coming to live with us, I was the Mom of a 5 year old girly girl. I was the Mom of a little girl who had just started Kindergarten and I was a Mom who was learning this whole school thing as I went. I was routine at it's finest. Then. I was dropped into the middle of teenage-dom. I was facing a 13 year old in middle school - and he's a boy! ...more

Send Your Child Safely to College

Fall is gradually getting closer and before you know it, your daughter or son will be headed back to college or going for the first time. ...more

The Tale of the Dung Beetle by Pamela Victor

  The Tale of the Dung Beetle By Pamela Victor ...more

Clearing My Contacts

Today at 5pm my daughter Courtney is having her awards ceremony commemorating her junior year of school accomplishments.  I've been to many of these events with both my daughters.  But this year feels very different. ...more

My Emily and her smile boxes!

Today I am blogging about my own daughter. My little hero! She has been through a lot over the past two years. When we found out I was pregnant, Emily was just thrilled!! She wanted a "baby brother", and wanted no part of a little sister. I think she was worried she would have to compete for attention if another little girl was around, but nothing could be further from the truth. I know she would have been fabulous with a little girl too, but when we were told it was a boy Em was thrilled. ...more

My Daughter : )

After my daughter finished her classes yesterday she came over to me :). I really enjoy these visits from her. Even though we do keep in contact several time a day it is nice to have her here with me in my home as well :) . ...more

Seizures, Smiling, Boxes, and Moms....Oh MY!

I have so much to blog about today, that my head is spinning. This could be a long post people so strap on your big person boots, and hold on for the ride. Let me preface this with reminding you that I am a blogger, not a writer. My sentence structure, and grammar could always be better, but I simply speak from the heart. I feel I lose some of that if I have someone proofread my errors. So thank you for bearing with me. ...more

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