Ending the School Year 2016

Tweet I know I say this every year – as does every other parent of a school-aged child, but really? Where did this school year go? It seems both like yesterday and also so far away that we sent the girls off to three separate schools for the first time. Juggling kids in high, middle […]


Tweet Has it really been fifteen years since the day that we brought our firstborn daughter home from the hospital? Back then it was impossible to imagine what she would be like as a little girl, running around, with hair… 🙂 Nowadays it’s difficult to remember back to the baby, toddler, preschooler and kid that […]

Super fangirl

Tweet It all started with Abbi. In fifth grade, she went on a field trip to the local movie theater and one of the film choices (with parent permission) was The Avengers. Abbi chose it as the lesser of two evils and has been hooked ever since. The Iron Man movies. Thor. Captain America. Even […]

This kick…

Tweet Yep, this exact kick, caught on film (so to speak) for posterity. You have to understand that this kick was a fluke in more ways than one. I have never before seen my kid attempt to put any part of her body in front of the soccer ball during the eight seasons that she […]

Reminiscences of a soccer mom…

Tweet I never truly thought much about it back when Abbi was four years old. “Let’s sign her up for soccer!” I suggested to my husband. I don’t exactly remember why, although I’m sure it had something to do with wanting to help work out all the energy she had, get her into some kind […]

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Tweet My daughter and I attended an advanced screening of this film for free, but as always all opinions stated here are 100% my own or those of my family. Before reading on, please be aware that this review contains mild spoilers. Back during the winter, I truly wondered how my oldest daughter, Abbi, was […]

She’s Thirteen!!

Tweet Once upon a time… a beautiful baby girl was born. She grew tall… And loved to have fun every day – in rain… Or shine.

Almost a teenager…

Tweet Here we go. The final countdown has begun. With excitement on her part – and trepidation on ours. Today is April 1st – and in two more days, we’ll have… A teenager. (no foolin’) It really doesn’t change our lives much – she’s been acting teenager-ish since starting middle school last fall. It’s so […]

I think my daughter is going to combust

Tweet I truly don’t think she’s going to make it to the end of the season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Actually, I’m wondering if she’s going to make it until Tuesday’s episode – the first new one in several weeks. I have no idea how she’s going to survive the summer hiatus. And I […]

“Brace Face”

Tweet A zillion years ago, I was a teenager with shiny silver metal braces in my mouth. I don’t remember being teased or called nicknames like ‘Metal Mouth’ or ‘Brace Face’ (other than affectionately by my family, lol) – braces were just a rite of passage it seemed, and I was one in a sea […]