Maybe I Wasn’t Specific Enough

The alarm rings from my son’s iPhone first thing in the morning, before the sun is even awake to shine. I open one eye begrudgingly, enough to reach for it under my pillow and swipe it to snooze. The next 10 minutes I lie there, breathing in the quiet air and restful eyes for as … [Read more]

It’s Official, Kids Have It Easy

“Kids have it a lot easier than parents”, Jedi stated one recent afternoon. “Do you want me to tell you why?”

Of course I said I did, please list your reasons because I would love to hear this. His explanation was enlightening, though brief.

1. Kids don’t have to cook
2. We get to drink … [Read more]


My daughter was snacking heartily from a bag of cheddar Goldfish crackers. This after complaining she was hungry, even though she had just finished lunch. That girl can eat. She reached in, fishing for another. Kindly, she offered it to me.

“You hungry, Mommy?”, Abby asked.

“No, thank you. You can eat those, they’re for … [Read more]

The Top of the Toy Pile

It’s been a few weeks since Christmas now, and all the toys my kids received have lost their novelty. For this year, I made it a mission to gift items that held a purpose, rather than, say, a Captain America action figure that would just be thrown in a drawer to be forgotten. As always, … [Read more]

In a Rush to Wait

The first day at Buzz’s new school went shockingly well. I’ve said the boy has a way of surprising me, and he did yet again. The second day, however, started with a bit of a hitch.

Buzz’s new school begins half an hour earlier than where he went before, and where Jedi still goes, so … [Read more]