family

Sunrise, Sunset, Swiftly Fly The Years

I stand watching him from the doorway. I watch his easy back and forth banter with the group of giggling girls gathered in front of his cash register, his patience as he takes their orders….

Blown Away

I just realized that in less than a year my oldest is flying the coop. Leaving home. Doing the grown up thing and living his own life on his own terms. In less than a…

Back to School

Not the kids. Me. Well, it can’t really technically be back to school if I didn’t really go in the first place, right? But I sort of did… I graduated high school at 17 and…

More “Beauty” Reflections

(This is just a train of thought, a stream of consciousness….follow along as I wend and weft my way) When I get dressed up, made up, put on the fancy hair and the 4 inch…

Parental Supervision Ends at What Age?

I just took the ChatterBox out for pizza – he earned a free slice and a free ice cream through a learning program at school. While we were there a group of four girls came…

Double Trouble

When I was expecting my kids I was always nervous that I would have twins. I am a twin myself, and I know what a handful we were to raise. I have to say  though,…

From Brothers to Friends

I am not sure when it started to happen, but lately there is more of a camaraderie between the older boys. Used to be that everything had to be fought over. He got a bigger…

Babyproofing

I have several friends who have recently had their first child, and one of them (hi!!) approached me today via email asking me how to child proof their home. I kinda scoffed, and said something…

Of Sleepless Nights and Flooded Basements

Life is hectic these days – when isn’t it? But I do feel I have been neglecting my blog. Paid work must come first, however. I worked this week, we filmed on Sunday and on…

Your son’s ADHD is your fault!

I am currently filling out forms for one of my sons to get some extra educational help in school. It’s an intake form that helps the local education authority understand the child, and the household…

Waking Up is Hard to Do

It’s back to school season. As of tomorrow all four of the boys will be back in school. Doing the happy dance! But along with that comes early mornings, grumpy boys and pre-coffee cranky Ima….

Don’t Touch My Cake!

I have been resting up, and generally not overdoing things (too much) but at some point this afternoon I had a hankering for a piece of the Devils Food Chocolate Cake I had made for…