I can't sleep. I try. I toss and turn. I wake. I close my eyes tight and pull the covers up over me, and I try. And I wake again. So here I am. Writing at 5:30 a.m. because it's the only thing that calms my mind when my mind is troubled. And it sure… Continue reading Where We Are
I love my kids so much, it hurts - so when I have an epic fail as a mom, like, epic fail...it wrecks me. Today, was an epic fail day. And it's not even 8 a.m. My oldest has been struggling with his grades. I could make excuses and tell you it's because he's got… Continue reading Having an Epic Fail Day
Valentine's Day always brings me back to senior year in high school, and the smell of carnations. We had a school store, and on Valentine's Day, there were buckets and buckets of red, white and pink carnations to be purchased for $1. I remember walking by them, hoping that I would be the recipient of… Continue reading The Red Carnation
I have three kids. Three. All three have been with me all summer, all day long. Let that sink in, people. All...day...long. And when I say, all day long, I'm talking 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. That, my friends is a long day. A long day as it is, mind you, but add in three… Continue reading Things I Won’t Miss When School Starts
Every August, like mid-to-late August, I have a tradition of taking all three of my kids shopping for back to school clothes, not unlike every other mother with school-age kids. And every year I imagine it being fun, and dare I say...exciting! Wandering through the multitudes of racks, picking out collared shirts for the boys,… Continue reading Let’s Boycott Back to School Shopping!