Tag Archives: Silly

Does your morning look anything like this?

Morning Madness

Madness.  Chaos. Insanity. Does that give you any idea of how our mornings look from Monday-Friday each week? It’s crazy-land around our house! I know we’re not alone… I know that there are millions of families across the country going through exactly what I’m going through (to some extent) at the same time I am […]

My son is a robot.

I. Am. A. Robot.

For over a week now my son has been obsessed. He hasn’t stopped talking about it. He clearly hasn’t stopped thinking about it. Some children have imaginary friends. Most children like to play “pretend”. My son is convinced that he is a robot. Not long ago he was a “real live ninja“. Before that he […]

Fa, La, La, La, La (Whose child is that??)

When your kid is THAT kid.

Ahh Christmas.  The season of wonder.  Of beauty.  Of hope. Of joy. Nothing gets me into the Christmas spirit more than the special services held at our church in December. The season of Advent, the period of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus, is a holy time in the church and truly sets […]

An open letter to the other parents at my daughter’s ball game:

Sam the Springer Spaniel

This week something utterly embarrassing happened to us, forcing me to write this letter. I’ll be  handing out copies of it at my daughter’s next ball game, should the incident repeat itself. Backstory: We have a new family member.  He is a fun-loving, face-licking, ball-chasing Springer Spaniel puppy named Sam.  We like to take him […]

An open letter to my son – for when he has to go potty.

Potty Talk with Little Man

If you are a parent, you can hopefully relate to the letter below.  You may have even had similar experiences and are nodding your head.  You may have little ones still in diapers and long for the days when you can have these conversations.  They will come.  I promise you, they will come.   If […]

Snow and Ice: A Southerner’s Point of View

This was taken in 2011 - my first Maine Winter.

This is my fourth winter in Maine. I’m used to telling people that. Whenever I meet someone, after they pick up on the tell-tale Southern accent, the question is inevitable, “Is this your first Maine winter?” No.  It isn’t. I’ve already accepted the fact that I will always be “from away”.  I’m OK with that […]

Holiday Traditions: Elf on the Shelf. Or in our case “Elf off the Shelf”.

Cole the Elf... Our Elf on the Shelf.

He joined our family the day after Thanksgiving in 2009.  I was 8 months pregnant with Little Man and Curly Q was 3.  We were living in limbo, so to speak.  Our move to Maine was forthcoming, but first we had to celebrate Christmas, have a baby a couple of months after that, and then get […]