Holidays & All Things Chaotic, Life & Love & Lessons Learned

Telling the Truth…About Santa

A few years back, we told our oldest about Santa. He was eleven at the time. And by 'we' I mean my husband, because in all actuality, I was a coward, and just couldn't bring myself to destroy my son's childhood. And guess what? It did not go well. So when my middle turned eleven… Continue reading Telling the Truth…About Santa

Holidays & All Things Chaotic, Life & Love & Lessons Learned

It’s That Time of Year Again…

I’ll admit it. I love this time of year. When the days grow shorter, and the air becomes crisp, and the smell of a wood burning stove permeates from house to house, I revert to a child-like state. It’s the beginning of the holiday season. From November to January, I am in a perpetual good… Continue reading It’s That Time of Year Again…

Back to School & Such Tragedies, Holidays & All Things Chaotic

Why Back to School is Better than Christmas

This day has finally arrived. I mean, I knew it was coming. Like, in my head, I knew it. I mean, it just made sense, right? It comes eventually, right? I just didn't believe it. I couldn't. The possibility of all three of my kids leaving the house for 6 whole hours...I just couldn't imagine.… Continue reading Why Back to School is Better than Christmas

Holidays & All Things Chaotic, Life & Love & Lessons Learned

The Birth of a Miracle

My baby girl turns 9 years old tomorrow. The youngest of my children. The 3rd. The miracle. As I prepare for her party, baking strawberry cupcakes with strawberry frosting, and her, right beside me stirring and mixing...I'm reminded. I remember hearing the words 'trans-location' and 'fused chromosomes.' I remember being genetically tested for the first… Continue reading The Birth of a Miracle

Holidays & All Things Chaotic, Life & Love & Lessons Learned

Over the Top…Birthdays & Such

My daughter's birthday is this week. But for the past, oh I don't know, 3 months, she's been talking about what she'll want to do for her 9th birthday. Should it be a mermaid theme? Oh wait, no Unicorn! Yes, Unicorns are the best. On the other hand, Winnie the Pooh...yes, a Tigger pinata. A… Continue reading Over the Top…Birthdays & Such

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Addicted to Sappy Christmas Movies

I have a confession. I’m addicted to the Hallmark Christmas Movie channel. Addicted. And here’s how I know. Today, my boys got off the bus, and usually I’m at the door greeting them. I’m offering them after school snacks and asking about their day. Not today. Nope. Um…not yesterday either. Where was I? At the… Continue reading Addicted to Sappy Christmas Movies

Holidays & All Things Chaotic, Life & Love & Lessons Learned

You Can Run, but you Can’t Hide

It’s early Monday morning. A holiday morning. I should be sleeping. But I’m not. My little has decided that she “absolutely needs to eat right now” or she’ll die. I can sense her standing next to me at my bed. She’s poking my arm. I’m not awake. Go away. But she’s persistent. She stops poking… Continue reading You Can Run, but you Can’t Hide