It was the end of my 8th grade year, and my mom and I were pulling into the driveway one night, when I finally told her what had been on my mind for nearly a year.
I had never been kissed.
And I really wanted to be kissed.
In some ways, my mom did a lot of things right after I confessed th
I’m still recovering from my last week of camping and a stomach bug – not at the same time thankfully. I’m behind on the blog, but I thought this would be a good post to share with you today. I mean – seriously – the woman had Crisco in her camper!
My mom is visiting me this week, which is always
So now you know about the rare voice gene that runs in my family – the one that doesn’t work with microphone technology.
Did you also know that we have an extra vertebrae in our back?
Oh, yes, we do.
And attending organized dance lessons after the first grade puts us at high risk for par
I was sitting here during naptime today thinking of all the ways that I have already failed as a mother…
Like the time that I somehow missed the marker on the floor and Simon ate it.
Or how I posted pictures online of Alice sitting on the potty.
Or how when Alice isn’t listen
When my brother left the house for college, my mom replaced him with a dog.
Ella was the sweetest Cocker Spaniel puppy on earth. So much better than my brother!
My mom would heat towels in the dryer and rock Ella to sleep at night.
Ella would go to school with my mom every day and “hel
When we bought our house three years ago, Miles was 2, Alice was 1, and I immediately became pregnant with Simon.
The house that we bought had been vacant for two years. Prior to that, a woman had smoked in it for 20 years.
There was wallpaper everywhere. In the kitchen, in the dining room, i
It’s often the case that my mom and my daughter FaceTime eachother in the mornings before Alice goes to preschool.
It’s also often the case that my mom is still in bed during their morning conversation.
Sometimes I listen in, but most of the time I’m busy getting the 2-year-old dressed or the
The next time you suggest a camping trip for the entire family – and you pick the place – the answer is no!
Or, Oh that sounds like fun.
Don’t get me wrong, we had a wonderful time in the woods with the kids – once my heart recovered from the
At the ripe old age of 21, I had my bachelorette party. My mom – never one to miss out on anything – volunteered to be our designated driver.
Things were going well – there were matching T-shirts, lots of singing, lots of drinking…
And then a pregnant bartender brought me a special shot.