Category: Parenting

No Pushing!

This morning was like every other school morning.  The alarm goes off, and I hit snooze.  The alarm goes off again, and I reluctantly roll out of bed to go wake my youngest son for school. I then turn on the TV, straighten up the kitchen and living room and get my son breakfast while I listen to the news. As […]

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Not Today

It’s that time of the year.  Summertime.  Time for physicals and teeth cleanings and all of those appointments you put off during the school year because it’s too difficult to juggle the schedules. My kiddos are getting old enough that their physicals/check ups aren’t near as important, but teeth cleanings never go out of season.   Sometimes, you […]

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The Tale of the Chicken Nugget Disaster Revisited

The other night, as I was requesting my family to make their way to the supper table, things took quite an unexpected turn. Enter Mr. PB&J (whom I have mentioned before, and is 13, by the way). He complains: “SEE! I told you that you make the same thing every night. ALWAYS meat, ALWAYS a […]

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Angels Among Us

Is it bad to say that I’m relieved my son is graduating from high school?  There were several occasions where he would struggle with going to school.  It was stressful on all of us, to say the least.  And so, with the ‘normal’ emotions of any high school graduation, I feel relief. At the beginning of his last […]

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Erasing Holes in the Paper

When my youngest son was in elementary school, he had a “tendency” to erase holes in his school papers.  WHY?  You ask.  Well, because he is a perfectionist.  (not sure WHERE that comes from [cough]) It got so bad when he was in the first grade that he spent some time in “counseling.” He improved […]

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More than Proud

(a graduation letter to my son…) he won’t get to read this until the 20th, so shhhhh…. 11 May 2012 Dear Brendon, I’m not sure that I know where to begin, but I will do my best.  I know that right now everyone around you is reading a letter, and they are all reading practically […]

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Get off the Pot!

Today is Wednesday.  It is the day of the week that I set aside a few months ago as my ‘writing day.’  Each Wednesday, I go and spend at least 2 hours at the Black Dog Coffee House.  Without a doubt, Wednesday has taken over Friday’s spot of my favorite day of the week. TODAY, […]

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Welcome

Welcome to my new blog!  Blogging is not something new to me, but this blog certainly is.  I started writing blogs in October of 2007.  I wrote primarily religion and philosophy type blogs that I posted on MySpace.  It was fun and I met a lot of people that I still consider dear friends (and some […]

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~ Let it Be ~

I’m not typically an American Idol fan, but for some reason this season I have been watching a bit more than usual.  When one of the contestants are sent home, they are given the opportunity to sing “one last song.”  (I was shocked to hear the girl’s name spoken, as she had really been doing […]

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Who’s Your Turtle?

A few weeks ago, my oldest son and I were talking about the books that he is reading in English class. Specifically, we started talking about The Grapes of Wrath.  I was very honest with him and explained that I was not a John Steinbeck fan. (sorry to you that are)  My son was offended […]

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a note from gina…

PLEASE pardon my 'mess'... I'm still fine-tuning the graphics and the content and, well... Let's just say I shouldn't have invited "company" in just yet, but I got too excited!

That said...I am so glad you're here!!