Summertime Plans

Summertime PlansRemember when you were in school and your teacher would have you write all about your summer vacation?  Ok, granted that was usually in the fall when you were recounting all the fun you had, but still.  That's what's on my mind today. Of course, as a mom, "summer vacation" is far scarier than it was as a kid... For one thing, I've got this (amazing) teen... who's not yet ready to tackle a summer job, but shouldn't be home alone either... {keep reading}

Teaching Teens about Money

Teaching Teens about Money There are many things about raising teenagers I was ill prepared for.  So many that I can't even begin to list them all here...  Partly because I was in denial.  Partly because I was only raising them part of the time and I {mistakenly} assumed that the other parent was doing things that I would do if they were with me more. One of the shortcomings we're {I'm} facing now is that my Giant has never really learned the art of delayed gratification to {keep reading}

Sleeping in and being a mom

Sleeping in and being a momI remember when the boys were little and sleep was a luxury. I remember thinking that someday, the boys would be older and I'd be able to lounge around luxuriously without needing to be up and around or taking care of anyone else. I remember thinking that someday the boys would be more self sufficient...I was wrong. Well partly anyway. The boys are more self sufficient now that they are older. But what I failed to take into consideration was all {keep reading}

Whirlwinds and M&Ms

Whirlwinds and M&MsThis week has been a jumble.  The end of the school year always is what with belt ceremonies for Kick Start, Spring Choir Concerts, swim banquets, etc.  Add into the mix a slew of Dr's appointments for my giant and suddenly, we've had something Every. Single. Night. And I've had to see Giant's dad Every. Single. Night. too...  Which makes me overly emotional and tired.  And feeling like my tank is running on fumes.   Which may explain why I've taken to organizing {keep reading}

I'm still around... just not

I'm still around... just notFor those who stalk me on Facebook, you may have noticed that something is up.  My vaguebooking is at an all time high lately.  I haven't been posting here much... not anything deep and meaningful anyway.  I've been withdrawn, pulling my tight circle of friends and loved ones even closer and I try desperately to find answers... and when I need to recharge so I can fight again another day. I've been deliberately reluctant about sharing here because... stigmas... embarrassment... the ringing {keep reading}

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Summertime Plans

Remember when you were in school and your teacher would have you write all about your summer vacation?  Ok, granted that was usually in the fall when you were recounting all the fun you had, but still.  That's what's on my mind today. Of … [Read more...]

Teaching Teens about Money

Teaching Teens about Money

There are many things about raising teenagers I was ill prepared for.  So many that I can't even begin to list them all here...  Partly because I was in denial.  Partly because I was only raising them part of the time and I … [Read more...]

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Sleeping in and being a mom

I remember when the boys were little and sleep was a luxury. I remember thinking that someday, the boys would be older and I'd be able to lounge around luxuriously without needing to be up and around or taking care of anyone else. I remember thinking that … [Read more...]

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Whirlwinds and M&Ms

This week has been a jumble.  The end of the school year always is what with belt ceremonies for Kick Start, Spring Choir Concerts, swim banquets, etc.  Add into the mix a slew of Dr's appointments for my giant and suddenly, we've had something … [Read more...]

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I’m still around… just not

For those who stalk me on Facebook, you may have noticed that something is up.  My vaguebooking is at an all time high lately.  I haven't been posting here much... not anything deep and meaningful anyway.  I've been withdrawn, pulling my … [Read more...]

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