So, last Christmas, we got a kitten.


The kids named him Apollo and fell madly in love. They’re crazy about him and he rather likes them, too.


He also likes my husband just fine.


But, me? He loves me.


(The feeling is mutual, I must confess.)


But, here’s [...]

HELP: Do I say something?



The skin on my upper chest/lower throat is frequently pink.


(Not too bad here– I had a hard time actually finding a photo that showed what I mean!)



I flush when I’m warm. I flush when I’m embarrassed. My skin is tender and reacts to all manner [...]

It’s not okay, but it will be.



Our little former micropreemie, C, is now in intermediate school.





She was only two when I first started writing in this space. Now,- she’s a fourth grader.


This was the first year since we moved to Connecticut that she attended a new school. Two years of preschool, [...]

Books! Books! Books!



I’ve been working in the school library a lot lately. I’ve shelved books, entered new bar codes into the system, and read stories to classes. I’ve wandered and meandered and discovered so many new (to me) and delightful books and series.


Unlike my forays into the public library, here I am able [...]

Refreshingly Honest

I am on the cusp of my 39th birthday.

No, for real. I’m turning 39. That’s not some cutesy way of trying to pretend I’m not yet 40 when I really am. I’ll be 39 in just a few short days.

And can I be honest with you all? I’ve really loved [...]

Myths About Raising a Gifted Child




It’s only taken about seven years, but I’m finally starting to feel more comfortable writing about some of the ups and downs of raising a gifted child. I’ve become more confident in what I’m doing and I feel like I’ve learned a ton along the way. I still fret that I’ll come [...]

Times I’ve Eaten My Words



Today, I thought it’d be kind of fun to look back at some statements that I know for certain I’ve made either here on the blog or on social media that turned out to be totally untrue. Now, I wouldn’t say I was LYING, per se, since I believed what I was writing [...]

How Moms Feel at Back-to-School

Back-to-school is right around the corner!!!

Notebooks– 4 for $1! Glue Sticks… only 10 cents! Free backpack with $20 back-to-school purchase!

Not Giving, Just Stretching



Come July, I will have been blogging for seven years.



While there are certainly many bloggers who’ve been in the game for longer than I, that still makes me something of a dinosaur in the blogosphere. I can never remember the numbers, but I know that the percentage of blogs [...]

Not a Tomboy



The woman smiled at C. My little girl was crafting loops of color and shape on paper, happily creating. She was in her element.


Turning her attention to G, the woman asked, “And how about you? Are you into art like your sister? Do you like to draw and paint?”


“Sometimes!” [...]