You know it’s coming. Along with the avalanche of school papers that will start hitting your house come September, so begins a steady stream of birthday party invitations. Our school has a policy that if you are on school grounds and deliver a party invitation to one classmate, you pretty much need to invite the […]
Shoe stories. You can’t make this up.
As the mom of boys, there are just times when I just shake my head. There are times when I know I should investigate a situation fully, but I really just don’t know that I want the answers. It was time for Grant’s JiuJitsu class and he was getting dressed and ready to go. Normally […]
4th grade campaign promises.
I don’t know about other states, but in California schools the 4th grade is spent covering state history and state government. Each child has a turn as the classroom Secretary, the Controller, the Lieutenant Governor and then as the big cheese: the Governor. It is done alphabetically so that each child has a turn to serve in each […]
My essential wine tools (And the comment from a 10 year old that got this started.)
It’s no secret that I love a good glass of wine or three. Pouring myself a glass of wine in the evening signals that it is time to wrap up my work day and it’s time to relax. So the other day I opened a bottle of wine, and had the following conversation with Grant: Grant: “Mom, […]
“The good, the bad, and the something” – 4th grade fiction.
This time last week, I was in Salt Lake City attending the SNAP Conference. I enjoy being with “my people” and learning new information about blogging and social media. I had the privilege of helping teach a class on writing and storytelling at the conference with KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms and Vanessa from At the Picket Fence. […]
Note to self: do not take 10 year old boys into a lingerie store.
I had a few errands to run this week. One of them was to exchange a bra I had purchased. I thought nothing of bringing my trusty side-kick, Grant, along for the errands. When will I get it through my head that baby’s grown’ up? We had two quick stops in the same shopping […]
Hamster shenanigans and a 10 year old’s building plans.
Last night as I was preparing to go to bed, a quick, scurrying movement caught my eye. Hamster. On the loose. Oy. Grant often takes “Speedy” out of his cage for play time and on occasion does not get his cage properly closed up again. Handsome Hubby was already asleep, and I did my best […]
How a tablet made my kid cry. In a good way.
Remember the Nexus 7 tablet review I did a few weeks before Christmas? Grant wanted his own tablet and I wanted to know if the Nexus 7 was good for kids…. Anyhow, the way that Christmas morning went down, I thought a follow up post was in order. Grant had been saying that he wanted […]
Grant has been on a book writing/picture drawing spree over the last few years. I can’t keep up with the many, many, many characters, stories, illustrations and crazy, convoluted monster-super hero-robot plots he comes up with. Sometimes he strays from his normal subject matter: Me: “Whatcha doing?” Grant: “I’m writing a non-fiction book right now.” […]
All you need is love.
I originally had a recipe scheduled for today, but I had such a great birthday this week, that I wanted to just say a quick thing about gratitude and love. My heart is so full that when I blew out my birthday candles, I totally forgot to make a wish. In that moment everything was […]
- Next Page »