This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell Soup Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Conner moved out. Did I tell you this? My boy graduated from high school in June and then immediately set about finding his own place. I wasn’t ready. He’s attending college locally, so I […]
Teacher Tweets: My son’s first experience with having something go viral.
My son Conner is learning first hand what a roller coaster ride having something go viral on the internet can be. He is in the video production class at school, which seems to be the modern day equivalent of high school journalism. Griffin News is a bi-weekly news show that the students write, produce and air […]
Look how far we’ve come!
So 47 days after he was run over by a truck, Mitch returned to school. He can get up and walk around but he gets tired pretty easily, so he needs to ride in the wheelchair from class to class. Conner got a special pass to be excused 5 minutes early and arrive 5 minutes […]
Teachers drink wine too…
You know I like wine… and wine cork crafts, right? Grant made me a wine cork craft for Christmas. It’s this sweet little “bulletin board” of wine corks, glued onto a ruler. He also made me a “To-Do” list of what he thought would be a day of bliss for me: #1 Wrap presents; #2 […]
How to dress for strangers…? (Not.)
Poor Conner got his wisdom teeth out today. As we were leaving to get in the car, I noticed he was wearing shorts and two different socks. Me: “Conner! You need to run back in the house and change your socks!” Conner: “You said to dress comfortably, and I didn’t have two that matched. This […]
Dude… not cool: When your child sees others bullying.
Bullies are nothing new. Because some high profile (and tragic) examples of bullying have been in the news recently, most schools have anti-bullying policies now. (Which is nice and all, as long as they don’t take it too far. We’ve seen that happen, and that is a story for another day.) In my experience, the […]
I must brag a bit. I must.
OK, I am proud of all of my boys, but can I just take a moment to brag on Conner? Most of you know that Devin and Conner went through an emotionally exhausting experience in March. For three weeks, they basically lived in the hospital at their father’s bedside during the final days of his […]
Scene: Dinner time. We are all gathered around the table and Conner’s phone keeps buzzing in the next room. He must have gotten 15 text notifications during dinner. (Note: Phones are not allowed at the table… it was in another room and I could hear it.) About a half an hour later there was another […]
Love, loss, and how my boys taught me about grace & forgiveness.
My ex-husband died this week. I’m going the serious route today: love, life, divorce, death, and what I’ve learned about grace, forgiveness and strength of character. If you’re here for a craft tutorial, a funny story or a DIY project, I’m afraid you’ll have to come back later or peruse the archives for them. If you want to know what I learned, read on…
What’s been your most meaningful moment during the past year?
I’ve been asked what has been my most meaningful moment over the past year, I have to admit that I was a little stumped. I mean, I’ve experienced lots of moments that have been meaningful… but to pick just one? Should I pick Devin’s graduation day? That’s a big day, right? My first born graduating […]
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