I haven’t written in quite some time. My reason, quite simply, is it is summer. Not just the season, but rather, the break from school. Eleven year old Coco and seven year old Lou consume my days over summer break. Something I love. Most days. Today has been rough. And, where I live, it is … More Summer….The Break from School
It seems like just yesterday. That this little one made me a mom. I was excited, yet nervous. Not really certain what to expect. Thankful for my strength, and stubbornness, that allowed him to be born at all. Looking at him, now, makes it very clear he was not born just yesterday. No, he was … More Eleven is Amazing!!
They have survived! One whole week! I have survived also. Coco & Lou have been to school one whole week. They are both doing well. However, Lou is struggling. I can tell it in her temperament. Lou has a fierce attitude, and yet, she is soft at the same time. Ever since school started she … More A Week Down
5th grade and 1st grade. Where has the time gone!?! Lou, my 6 year old, was so excited she couldn’t sleep on Monday night, after meeting her teacher. She got the teacher she wanted. What more could one little girl want? Coco, my 10 year old, was also ready. He got the teacher he wanted, … More And, They are Off….
My kids are participating in tennis camp this week. Both of them. Coco and Lou. They are here for 3 hours a day. 9 until noon. I am the only parent who stays and watches. It kind of makes me wonder. What does that say about me as a parent? I’m not here because I’m … More Tennis Camp and, Perhaps, an Overly Involved Parent?
I’ve discovered, or perhaps, I am finally admitting to myself, that I share about my Coco more often than I share about my Lou. Upon coming to this realization, I have forced myself to do some quiet introspection, and, asked myself, Why? I have come to a few conclusions. As I imagine many of you … More Rocks My World!
I find myself mid-way through the second week of my children’s Spring Break. I’m encouraged to say that it is going fairly well. Especially considering what we’ve had to work with. Which hasn’t been much. Both of my kids have been sick over Spring Break. Respiratory colds, for both Coco & Lou, have kept us from … More Parent or Referee?
I’ve got to admit, I’m a sucker for holidays! Easter is fast approaching. Less than 2 days away. I realize Easter is about so much more than the baskets, the chocolate bunnies, and the dyed eggs. This is why we have been reading the various children’s Easter books we have here in our house. The … More The Magic of the Season – Happy Easter
My kids have begun day one of their Spring Break. Day one of fourteen. On this first day of Spring Break, I sit here with two sick kiddos. One worse than the other. My daughter, Lou, has a cough, a sneeze, a 100.8 degree fever, a sore throat, snotty nose, and, she’s losing her voice. … More Day One of Spring Break
I saw a picture today. A precious picture. It was picture of a “big” brother, holding his baby brother. I use the term “big” loosely as this particular brother was only about three years old. This picture brought me back to a glorious day in my very own life. The day my son, the “big” brother … More Sibling Love