Halloween 2015

(Yes, I know this post is very, very late.) Our Halloween festivities took place over two nights this year. Abby’s first middle school dance was Friday night.  She wanted to be a Homecoming Queen.  I didn’t argue because that means we get multiple wears out of the dress…church, school, family pictures…and the shoes. She had … More Halloween 2015

Special Needs

I’ve putting this post off for a while…because it isn’t a very fun post and it’s uncomfortable territory (for me and for some of my friends reading it).  Nothing in the following post is meant as a judgment, clinical opinion or anything more than just one mother’s thoughts on what can be a very polarizing … More Special Needs

Middle School Life

Middle school is often referred to as “a difficult time” for students…a lot of change.  For me, I experienced nearly the entire spectrum of middle schools… private Catholic school, inner city public school and county public school.  Y’all, if you could just imagine the vast differences in each of these schools…the first day of school … More Middle School Life

Tween Highlights

Y’all, I never thought I’d let my child have hair color on her hair before she was 18.  And no, I’m not kidding.  Call me what you want, a year ago, I would have never agreed to hair color a week before middle school started. Apparently, Abby isn’t the only one who has “grown” and … More Tween Highlights

Summer of 2015

Summer is winding down.  This may actually be the first summer in recent memory that I’m not thrilled the season is nearly over.  (Shhhh!  Don’t tell anyone.  This is totally out of character for me.)  I am a huge fan of the Erie summer.  I don’t sweat every morning as I step out the door. … More Summer of 2015