and then I was pooped on

What follows is a long story about our spring break last week. Skip to the end for links to posts from last week with discount codes you may have missed. Quit reading all together if the female body and all its wonders make you queasy.¬† ************************************ We didn’t have big plans for spring break this […]

Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure {book review}

As a mom to middle-schooler who is an avid reader, I couldn’t say no when I was offered the chance to review the new book by Brandon Mull, Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure. If you have a middle-schooler in your life, perhaps you already know about¬†Fablehaven. Brandon Mull’s five-book Fablehaven series has been very popular with […]

BREAKING: I still have no idea what I’m doing

Really, though: the degree to which I have no idea what I’m doing cannot be overstated. And if you are starting to scroll down to find the rest of the story to decode what I’m talking about, you can stop now. There is no rest of the story. The whole story is I am making […]

The whys of the 100th day of school

I get that elementary school is different these days than it was for me back in the 80s, what with the smart boards and chrome books and whatnot. Those are good things. Technology is helping our children learn. Cool. Great. Awesome. But the dressing up and big-to-do’s? Why. WHY? Today was the 100th day of […]

9 Conversations I Just Can’t Have Anymore

Enough is enough. We all have our limits and I’ve reached mine on the following topics: Minecraft: I love you, kids, but I don’t want to hear about the cool thing you learned to do on Minecraft. You’ve told me too much already. I can’t pretend to listen anymore. Our Garage: It is such a […]