Making Time For What Matters Most In 2018

Making time for what matters most in 2018

  Christmas night I had a few quiet hours after the kids went to bed to do some thinking and planning. I thought about this year and all that has happened. This year my middles officially started first grade. My oldest daughter has decided she wants to do high school in three years instead of four so her first year has been a freshman/sophomore combo, and My oldest went to college! We harvested apples and peaches

Is Dragon Mommy Really Gone?

  So, chaos has been a think in my life lately. I posted the other day about things not going my way . . . and then today happened. For months now I have purposefully been grappling with my mommy anger. A year ago, my attitude was horrid. If anything went wrong, I would throw a fit- literally. But thankfully, I’m much better now. The attitude-laden, assumption-making, glare of death-wearing lady (aka Dragon Mommy) has been

My College Kid

  Welp, we got him all moved in. This was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. We (I) had fun putting things together in his dorm. It was kind of my last chance to “Mom” him for a while. This super flattering picture was me trying to get him to take a photo with me in his room. Obviously, he was a little resistant. That kid. The first night was terrible. The subsequent days have

Oh My Word . . . In Three Days, Oscar Leaves For College

  In roughly 39 hours, I’m delivering my oldest son to his future home- college. Each night, for just over two weeks now, as I lay in bed at night I count the days until Oscar leaves. 10 sleeps . . . 7 sleeps . . . 3 sleeps. Last night I counted to three. Just three. I shook my head and counted again, and then again. We went to new student orientation about two months ago and

In Which My Baby Turns 18

Somehow, some way, my first born turned 18 today. Happy Birthday, Oscar. I am incredibly proud of the man you are becoming.