We are one week into July and I know I’m a little bit late for this post; however, I’ve recently returned from a trip to Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and England and I’m feeling the effects of jet lag but it is one of the reasons to smile in June. Without further ado, here are the… Continue reading 6 Reasons to Smile in June 2017
I remember a time in my youth when I complained to my mom that I was hungry and needed a snack. Did she pull out a satisfying sleeve of graham crackers? How about a salty/sweet peanutty Snickers bar? Or heck even a cheese stick or two? No. No. And no. She told me to go… Continue reading War of the Radishes
Today was the last day I could sleep in without getting in trouble with the Principal, at least (yes, it is all about me ;-). Tomorrow is the first day of school for my youngest daughter. It’s her final year of middle school before she’s off to high school. I think I feel a tear… Continue reading Back to School
What I noticed today is a local San Diego radio station kept two generations in suspense on the daily drive to school. KPRI (102.1 on the dial) managed to stump both my daughter and me for over a week. Every day, KPRI has an “impossible question” that allows listeners to call in and guess the… Continue reading What I Noticed Today Is…A San Diego Radio Station KPRI
Often, as a parent, there are opportunities in which I don’t know what to do. Something will happen and my husband and I are like two deers caught in the headlights of an oncoming tractor trailer. On one hand, there’s the knee jerk reaction (one we may soon regret or have to backpedal from), and… Continue reading The Whole Family Had to Kiss This Frog
I said “I don’t want my kids to be like me” this morning to my husband, and I meant it. Many people want their kids to be a ‘chip off the ole block’ or to have their children ‘follow in their footsteps,’ but not me. I was a quiet, lonely, depressed child who never took… Continue reading I Don’t Want My Kids to Be Like Me
…this is going to be a new way in which I communicate with you. Every Tuesday and Thursday, I will write a short (hopefully I can keep it short) something that I’ve noticed. Whatever I happen to notice that day will be included — nothing is off limits: kids, husbands, houses, people I meet, etc.,… Continue reading What I’ve Noticed Today Is…
Once upon a time, I thought I was a pretty smart person and then a teenager emerged from her room to inform me of my mistaken thinking. What did I do to earn the title, “Dumbest Mom in America”(by the way, there is no trophy, plaque or even a “participant” ribbon for this award, you… Continue reading Are You a Dumb Mom, Too?
The sweet and creative way in which a boy asked a girl to prom.