The Thing About Being a Mom

I don’t know if it was always this way or if this is just a product of modern marketing, but it seems like moms are usually depicted as all being the same. Like we all think the same way and like the same things. Get annoyed by the same things. Want the same things. The exception […]

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 […]

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 […]

I am not going to tell you how to vote

I am not going to tell you how to vote, but I am going to tell you that our children are listening. This election will be over soon but our children will hold it in their memories for a long time. Our children can hear what we are saying about the candidates. Things that we say in the privacy of […]