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 […]

Kids Need Theatre (and grown-ups do too)

It was not my intention, but somehow my younger daughter has missed out on live theatre. Her big sis has seen The Lion King, Wicked, Peter and the Starcatcher… Nick Jr LIVE… She’s quite the cultured 4th grader. But I had never taken my kindergartener to anything because I am a terrible parent. This weekend […]


The most surprising part about today was that my daughters played together pretty much the whole day, and with very little fighting. Today I am thankful for sisters. When I was pregnant with baby #2 and we found out she was a girl, I cried. I was unspeakably happy to be able to give my first daughter […]

And she can write her name. With a sharpie.

I am so SO blessed to be the mother God chose for my two daughters. And also blessed that I was the one who got to keep them in my belly for nine (ten) months and care for them from the moment they were born. My path to motherhood was not an easy one. Many […]

Giving Up Works for Me.

Do you ever have one of those days when you just want to give up? I mean seriously just give up. On everything. If the answer is no, then clearly you do not have a three year old. Well, it’s not fair to blame it all on her, but let me tell you – that […]