Yesterday morning, I headed to TJMaxx to find some tall socks for my boy. (We talked about this yesterday on Facebook, if you missed it.) I found some, just so you know, and they were about a third of the regular price so, if you have a boy sporting this trend, you should [...]
Just over a month ago, we lost my husband’s cousin at a tragically young age.
About the same time, one of my best friends said goodbye to her forty-one year old brother-in-law, the father of three, who had always been incredibly healthy until, one day, the cancer showed up.
“I really need to figure out what I’m going to do with my life,” he says from the backseat.
I glance in the rearview mirror and smile. “What do you mean, kiddo?”
“I mean I have to decide what I want to be. What I’m good at, you [...]
Though I definitely share recipes, reviews, and the occasional household tip around here, at the heart of it, I am a story-telling blogger. This is evidenced by the joy I get from writing the “My Story…” series and the incredible response I get. Even when I’m not in story-telling mode around here, I’m [...]
… and I won’t lie to you all.
You should know that I cry a lot, though. I mean, I usually cry when they go back. I’m just not one of those, “Oh, HOORAY, it’s back to school!!!” sorts of moms. And that’s okay. [...]
Have you MISSED this series?? I’ve missed writing it! I need to put it on a calendar or something. I’m such a “fly by the seat of my pants” blogger that I do a horrible job remembering it on my own. Sorry!
Anyway, it’s been about 4 1/2 months since the [...]
We were invited to spend the day at the Connecticut shoreline. The family of one of A’s classmates had rented a cottage for a week and thought it would be nice for our boys to spend the day together. Not one to say no to the beach, I RSVPed in the affirmative. [...]
Eleven years ago, I was working as the teller manager in a Virginia banking center. A young man– younger than me, and I was only in my mid-20s– walked in and asked to go to his safe deposit box. I took him and we chatted. He told me that his fiancee worked for [...]
If you had told me ten years ago that mine would be a hiking family, I probably would have hurt myself laughing. I was definitely more of an “indoor sport” unless we were talking about a moonlit beach or something.
Over the years, however, I’ve become a total convert and [...]
So, let me preface this post by reminding you all how very much I love our school. I do. In fact, I lovity love love LOVE our school. This fact is well-documented on this here blog, in my writings for Life as MOM, and in all the Facebook posts I’ve hashtagged #ourschoolrocks. Seriously– [...]