I enjoy my kid's sports too much and it's scaring me.

I don't know how to say this without sounding like a dum-dum so here goes: I'm too into Bode's sports. I get too much satisfaction out of it. I know I should be ashamed of myself, but I'm kind of not ....more

I'm teaching the kids how to use Uber. It's the only way to survive.

So, I remember when my kids were babies and I thought that as soon as they could wipe their own rears I would be set. But the thing with kids is their is always, always a catch....more

School started and stuff.

School started with minimum fanfare. It's like the kids are finally resigned to their fate. Bode has a new (to Oakdale) teacher for third grade this year ....more

Every time I go on vacation I wonder why in the hiz-nell I live in Oklahoma.

Except when I go to Houston, or pretty much anywhere in Texas, or Florida, or Kansas, or Nebraska. But other than that, I just can't figure it out. Case in point: ...more

Oh, my heart.

There are times in your life as a parent that you shouldn't overthink. These are times you just need to whisper a "thank you" to Jesus and love and enjoy every minute of it because they don't come around all that often. That's the truth.For me, those times happen when I get to watch my kids killing it at the one thing they love the most ....more

I'm kind of over taking 900 pictures a day of my kids.

But, I will take one or two per month....more

My Life According To My Children

A Day in the Life of Summer Lashley, as told by her children and her surrogate children. It seems I get sloppy drunk on coffee....if only it were really that strong... ....more

Camp life is the best life.

This year was the rainiest week of camp in history. The laundry was on a whole new level of disgusting. Take the general camp grime and add to that mildew and mud ....more

This is the end of the innocence.

Mia rocked her last week of elementary school. She won another art show, got outstanding 5th grade band student, was the hit of the invention fair, and found out she gets to play Dorothy this summer in the Wizard of Oz. Not a bad way to go out....more

This kid is actually saving me money

It's kind of awesome when your kid can create gifts for people so you don't have to buy them. I plan to use her artistic abilities for my own personal gain for a very long time....more