Good Mornings

I am not a morning person. I really don’t know why. I love fresh starts and new beginnings. I love the vast possibilities of the start of something new, but I don’t like mornings. I love sunsets. I love chirping birds. I like sitting in the quiet with a cup of coffee, but I still…

Joyful

Littlebit has been counting down to her birthday for weeks.  She is convinced she’s going to get a phone.  She’s made rational arguments about why she should have one including the names of her friends that already have one. Last spring, at Littlebit’s IEP meeting (she STILL cannot say her r sound) her speech therapist…

Best Books of August

August was another fairly prolific reading month seeing me log eleven book towards my 2017 goal of reading 100.  I’m currently sitting at 81 books, so I feel like I’ll probably make my goal this year!  I may opt, once i get to 100 books, only read book as they come in from my holds…

Mamas, let your tween girls tune in and watch Drag Queens

It started with the Princess last spring.  We caught a marathon of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on Logo leading up to the premier of the 9th season.  The Princess and I were both transfixed, but I knew there was someone in our house who would love the show even more than the Princess and I did….

First Day x 3 for the last time

Baby Bee is off to second grade and is now my last kiddo in elementary school. Littlebit is off to middle school and fifth grade. And…my Princess is off to senior year. The days are long, but the years are so short. Happy 2017-2018 school year!

Is This Real Life?

Ive been asking that almost every day since November and, having written down the month, far before that. I was certain Donald Trump wouldn’t get the presidential nomination and then I was certain he couldn’t win and then I stopped being certain of a whole lot of things. And that’s been my life since November;…

Best Books of July

I don’t want to toot my own horn, but I’ve read 70 books this year, finding me 11 ahead for my 2017 goal of reading 100 books.   I read eleven books in the month of July (and cleared two more from my to-read pile by moving them to permanent Did Not Finish status because I…

The Subtle Art of Letting Go

The Princess has already begun the countdown.  The calendar has come from the school and the date of commencement is written there, so I guess it’s happening.  In a little more than two weeks, the Princess will pose out front for the very last first day picture, our fifteenth.   She starts taking college courses concurrently,…

XVIII

If it were a person, our marriage would be an adult. Eighteen years ago, Big Daddy and I decided “why not” and hopped a plane, rented a car and made it official. In thinking about what I wanted to say about the last eighteen years, I landed on the metaphor of a roller coaster. Totally…

The Happiest Place on Earth

Which is Disneyland. The Magic Kingdom is the Most Magical Place on Earth. People often confuse those two. As part of our trip to California earlier this month we took the girls to Disneyland. I wanted to take a little bit of time and talk about how the resorts are different and why I think…