The more I research, study, and educate myself on the behaviors of teens, the more I think a boarding school directly to college route makes sense. Ship them off to a far away land until they’re maybe twenty-five. I fantasize a marriage without teens. What would that be like? I say this as my husband … Continue reading Bingo!
Written with the blessing of his mother. Three years ago, as a family, we decided to have a dedicated gym night. “As a family” may be a stretch, because getting the kids there was akin to putting a onesie on an octopus. But we did it - a regular 5:30pm session with a real live … Continue reading Max
"Oh, so you're their stepmom." "So they aren't your real kids..." And my favorite, "But you're not their real mom." I feel such a jolt when I hear these things - a combination of a stab in the heart (and a little in the back), anger, injustice and offense. And I often wonder if these … Continue reading But I am real.
The version of me you created in your mind is not my responsibility. Um, hello. Yes. I was halfway to my Cricut and T shirt press with this quote and then realized maybe I should reel it in. Which doesn't mean it won't end up on a t shirt, coming to a pretend store soon. … Continue reading In my opinion…
Interim report cards came home on Friday and, between two kids, we had success in 13 out of 14 classes. The 14th class? Record breaking in the wrong direction. We've never scene a percentage that low. Like, low enough for the number to be unable to see the lower end of an F no matter … Continue reading Participation Awards