An EPIC Saturday

Last Spring was Abby’s first season of volleyball.  She played for our school district’s club team, essentially a team comprised of girls from all 3 area middle schools.  And, she loved it!  She loved the sport and the team.  This year, she decided to tryout for the travel team… she was certain she didn’t make … More An EPIC Saturday

Defining Relationships

As a parent, I want the absolute best for my children.  When you learn of unpleasant experiences in their lives, it can be heartbreaking.  For a moment, you feel like a failure as a parent.  Then, you remember you cannot possibly protect them from the world.  You can provide guidance and share the wisdom you’ve … More Defining Relationships

Left Behind

What do you do when you’re awakened by an email notification that your son’s preschool will be delayed due to a water main break… AND your kindergarten daughter is so sloth-like in her morning routine that you might be able to run a 5k before she ever gets dressed… AND your teenager is rushing around … More Left Behind

The Big Fix

Humor is essential to a happy and balanced life. I always dreamed of having three kids.  As an only child, having kids, plural, was important to me.  And as an adoptee, I always wanted to have more than one person in my life with a biological connection.  For those reasons, the thought of getting “spayed” … More The Big Fix

Mamacita & Snail Night

Many of you have heard me mention how closely my oldest child and my best friend from high school resemble each other… and yet another similarity… the attempt at Spanish when addressing someone… namely me (although bestie does this with other peeps too, I’m sure).  Angela refers to many of us as “chica.”  Abby, for … More Mamacita & Snail Night