Tag: Parenting

Time keeps on slipping (into the future)

Damn you, Time. You’ve done it again. Slipped away when I wasn’t paying attention — AGAIN. (If you hadn’t already figure this out, I’m not very good at paying attention because this seems to happen to me a lot.) I just read an article which discusses how physics is...

“A mom of a man”

Friends, for five months I have been able to say that I am a mom of all teenagers, but now I find myself on the eve of yet another milestone. Tomorrow, at exactly 6:20 p.m. to be precise, I will no longer have three teenagers. And just like that...

The Stress of Going Back to School

So that’s it. Gone are the days of elementary school conferences and cookie dough fundraisers. I’m officially the mom of a middle school, a high school and a college student. Boy #3 turned 13 a few weeks ago, so I’m a full-fledged mom of teens — until January when...

Catching (and throwing) up

Well, friends, I figured now is as good a time as any to slink back to my blog, blushing and apologizing profusely for my interupptus unexpectedi (I’m sure that’s real Latin). Let’s see…I just picked up Boy #3 from school, the fourth member of our household to catch the...

Kids write the darndest things

I love this kid. This week his second grade teacher sent home a journal entry he wrote so we could read it. The kids were supposed to finish the prompt: “The best gift I ever received was…” Here’s what what was scrawled in his sloppy handwriting: My mom and...

Valentine’s Day Before and After Kids

Valentine’s Day Before Kids: You and your love muffin meet for drinks after work. You  play footsie under the table for a bit, then head to your favorite restaurant. (Of course, you made the reservations weeks ahead of time to ensure a table.) After ordering, you gaze into each...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s happened every year since my boys became old enough to really make a mess. A few weeks before Christmas I am optimistic and hopeful, sure that the boys will get into the ol’ Christmas spirit and start helping around the house more, even before I have to break...