Freedom Through the Eyes of a 4yo

Me (singing) : Everybody should have their own waffle... H#2 (singing back): Everybody should get what they want all the time. Me (no longer singing): But that would be anarchy and chaos. H#2 (Big grin while he bats his eyelashes): No, that would be freedom. ...more

I was so hideous then

My husband recently found a picture of me from college and put it on the fridge.  (Yeah, I don’t know why he did that. Don’t ask questions that have no answer.)  It makes me feel a little verklempt to say that this picture was probably dated well over a dozen years ago.  Screech.What the what?!Okay, that’s a whole ‘nother post.So not the point.UGH.Moving on.Ok. Deep breath.  Anyway, my youngest daughter was looking at it today and then turned to me and admitted that she thought it was…wait for it…...more


Oh, my goodness, it is beautiful here.  You'd think we lived further north, where summer is not an endurance test and people don't hunker down in their houses (with brief forays - in air-conditioned cars - to blessedly cool Targets and Costcos) for the months of June, July, August, and September.  I don't know what we have done to deserve this respite from our typical heat and humidity, but bring it on! ...more

Welcome Home, Honey

*I have lovingly nicknamed my daughters The Tortoise and The Hare. The Tortoise is 13 and The Hare is 9. DW is my husband. Get to know them better at, My Pajama Days.  Having children four years apart has its advantages and disadvantages....more

Oh Em Gee, Mommy

 Those of you who follow my blog know about my four year-old son. He’s a little comedian in the making. Lately, he’s picked up the “OMG” slang from who knows where. Probably his seven year-old sister. ...more

Free Range Kids, & why my I'm not gonna leave my 3 year old at the park


As of this past year, I let my 10yo explore (always with a buddy) the woods behind our property ...more