What’s bugging you?

Can you imagine what would happen if a bunch of bugs penetrated my afro?!  It would be like a bug party and I'd have to shave it off and just start over. I may be posting bald pictures soon.

Friday the 13th started as most others did. The chipper chimes of my phone’s alarm annoyed me from my slumber.  I begrudgingly turned on the shower and began the start of another day.  This morning, in addition to being unlucky because of the date, would prove to be another busy day between schools, shopping, yard […]


The giant Rocket Jungle Gym that nearly gave me an anxiety attack. Please picture 100+ kids ALL on this at once. It happened.

This has been one of those weeks where I’m feeling like I’m being tested daily (and not just as a parent).   There’s been no shortage of bloggable material, but to be perfectly honest, I just haven’t felt like sitting down and writing about it.  Aside from this week being incredible busy with a ton […]

Mommy Poppins

Joey on Kite Day

Today was “Kite Day” with Joey’s Kindergarten class.  Kite Day, in case you didn’t know, involves every child bringing in a kite and all of them running around in an open field flying them at the same time (or at least trying to).  Kite Day, my friends, is even more fun than you’re imagining it […]

Green with envy


When you become someone’s mother your entire world changes.  You feel things you never thought possible and you do things you never dreamed that you would do before…but I’m getting ahead of myself. Have I ever told you that green is one of my favorite colors?  Well, it’s one of them. My two favorites being […]

Anything but blue…


Joey came to me Friday night while I was laying in bed watching TV with his normal, “Mom! I have something else to tell you about school.”  He’s smart because he knows I want to hear what he did in school, but doesn’t spill the beans about what he did that day until after he’s […]

Sometimes my crystal ball ain’t so crystal clear


I hate being right all the time. Seriously, I do.  I wish that some of my “predictions” would not come true, especially those about how I would be spending my holiday.  The week before Christmas is when my first premonition came to me.  I was standing with my three year old in his preschool class, […]

State your purpose, son

first five

Parents often document their child’s first year in a baby book/calendar and some even record the child’s milestones through early adolescence.  Each of my own children has a “First Five Years” book that catalogs all the milestones that happen from birth through Kindergarten.  The beginning of each book is full of spaces and pages for […]

The Winds of Change…

I stared out the window on the drive home from the beach at the miles of harvested corn fields when the reality of Joey starting full day Kindergarten came crashing down on me.  Could he really be five already? After attending preschool, which was only two and a half hours long, was Joey ready to […]

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