Doing the Right Thing

I would say hands down the worst part of being an adult is when you have to do something because it is the right thing to do, even when you don't want to do it. Well that was today so let me explain. The Littles live with their maternal grandfather. Their paternal grandfather died unexpectedly... Continue Reading →

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Old Fashioned Fun

Here is a fun fact, my father used to race cars. He raced in the Sportsman Division. While I have no memories of him racing as he quit when I was a toddler, I do remember growing up going to races and loving every minute of it. While I don't follow statistics or anything really,... Continue Reading →

Today’s Church Sermon

There was a song from a long time ago that went like this: He sang as if he knew me In all my dark despair And then he looked right through me As if I wasn't there And he just kept on singing Singing clear and strong Strumming my pain with his fingers Singing my... Continue Reading →

Visiting N’s Birth Family

Today we drove to Boonville to visit N's birth family. A two and a half hour drive through country, country and an occasional pseudo city. We were to meet them at the park and visit for two hours. We coordinated a lunch in advance so the kids on both sides would not be hungry. OMG... Continue Reading →

Casting Call

Sounds like an interesting thought doesn't it?? What if I said it was real and we all actually went to a casting call for an upcoming movie that Ben Stiller is going to produce for Showtime??? Yes I drove the kids and my BFF 3 hours to audition for a part in a mini-series, why... Continue Reading →

Remembering to Track Progress

Sometimes I forget that I cannot measure the success of my kids, or my parenting skills based on current events. Having said that I must confess for the last few days I have been faulting myself like its my job for every minor mishap. Yesterday however something happened that made me take note. It unfolded... Continue Reading →

Mom 1 Defiant Teen 0

OK please understand I am laughing as I type this because of the absurdity of all of it. Yes it is all true, I swear so hopefully you can laugh too. I have told N now for four days to clean up her room. It is gad-awful, clothes, wrappers and dirt all over. Ignores me... Continue Reading →

Great escape at the Great Escape

¬†OK disclaimer, I took the above photo from the Lake George Visitor page but yep that is where we went this weekend. Little Man was thrilled that he was tall enough to ride the one ride he wanted to ride, the Boomerang. OK now I enjoy a good roller coaster BUT I am TERRIFIED of... Continue Reading →

The Slippery Slope

If I said my life was spinning way out of control right now I think it would be accurate. I am not sure you would see it if you were looking in on me but if you were my cubicle mate or my shadow you would see it for sure. Yes I share a cubicle... Continue Reading →

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