A backpack and a helmet saved our son’s life. Well… we’re pretty confident that God had a hand in it too. Last week our son Mitch was hit and then run over by an SUV on his way home from school. The support and prayers from our friends, family and community has been overwhelming. And […]
Who said that chivalry was dead…?
This morning I took Grant to school. I was running a smidge behind (looking for my keys, grabbing my coffee, etc) and I sent him out to the car ahead of me. I went out and discovered this: The driver’s door was wide open and Grant was sitting, buckled up in the back seat and […]
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 […]
Kids are pretty tech-savvy, right? I ask Grant for help with my iPad all the time. He navigates the web with the greatest of ease, knows exactly where he is (thanks to Google Earth) and manages to find episodes of Robot Chicken on YouTube (thanks to big brothers.) So I was very surprised to look […]
Words of wisdom for mothers of boys…
A few months ago my friend Sara over at Mom Endeavors had a brand new, beautiful baby boy… He joined his two big brothers over at the Mom Endeavors family. Knowing that I had a bit of experience with boys, Sara asked me to write up a little something about them. I shared this over […]
How NOT to make a bed.
What I have been asking Grant each morning: Did you make your bed…? What I will be asking Grant each morning from here on out: Did you make your bed properly, or did you just pull the comforter up over a big wad of sheets, blankets and stuffed animals….? oy.
Sorry, but I have a “no reptiles” policy in place.
Grant’s class is studying the US Postal system… how to address an envelope… where the stamp goes, etc. They are practicing writing letters too. I received the following letter in the mail yesterday: (Just in case you can’t read it… here it is word for word.) Dear Mom, Your the BEST mom ever! You also […]
No more sugary drinks… (I don’t care how convenient their location might be.)
When we go camping or on a road trip, I treat it as the special occasion that it is and I buy drinks and snacks that I would not normally buy. I am not a sugary drink/soda kind of mom. One of the drinks we had on our last camping trip were these SoBe Orange-Carrot […]
A county fair… bad food, bad prizes and good fun.
Did you go to a county fair this summer? My neighbor Melissa said in an Instagram upload, that a county fair is the Olympics of People Watching. Oh, amen to that. It’s also the Olympics of Fried Food. It’s also the home of giant food… All. Kinds. Of. Wrong. And if you’re going to eat […]
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