The Kids Are Alright

This is my son and his best friends, all seniors in high school. I love these kids…they are respectful, funny, and kind. Right now they should be sitting in history class, talking about prom, and getting ready for graduation. Instead they sit on a driveway, six feet apart, masks covering their young faces, to wish […]

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Thoughts From A Drive-Thru

Decided to pick up a little coffee treat at Starbucks for my daughter, who is supposed to be living her best life at college right now, but is instead quarantined in the house with me, who asks her to proofread my memes while I chew pretzels too loudly. As I pulled up to the drive-thru […]

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The Sock Experiment

See this sock? It’s been in the middle of our upstairs hallway for about 48 hours now. It belongs to my 11-year-old. I don’t know where the other one is or how it got there. As I bent down to pick it up, I had a thought. If I DIDN’T pick it up, how long […]

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An Unexpected Gift

It’s 9:30pm and I just discreetly snapped this photo from my upstairs hallway. My three kids are downstairs, music blasting way too loud, laughing, and playing a game. And something occurred to me just now. It’s not often I get to spend hours doing a puzzle with my oldest child, who is normally off at […]

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The Year I Said “Yes”-a Parenting Experiment

“Mom, can I bake something?” my 8-year old daughter pleaded as she entered the kitchen. I sighed. I had just spent the past two hours grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning up from dinner for our family of five. It had been a long day and I was tired. “Not right now, sweetie, I just finished […]

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