Being Teenagers

OK I admit it M1 is many times the challenge in my world but sometimes, she does something that lets me know in there deep down and buried is basically a good kid. Yesterday was that day and here is how it unfolded. I went downstairs to M1's room to install the new baseboard heater.... 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 →

Second Camping Trip

This weekend we got to go camping with the Little's. They had asked if they could go after our first trip and their Grandfather said absolutely as long as I was all right with it. Really you kidding??!? Of course I will take them !!!!!! We decided to go to Hearthstone Point this time around.... Continue Reading →

Day Camp Crisis

This week M2 started day camp at the YMCA. She has gone here before but never by herself. OK I knew she would be anxious. I tried to get her to talk and she remained sullen. I tried to encourage her and she lashed out. OMG so frustrating but it is what it is. First... Continue Reading →

First Camping Trip

I took the kids camping this weekend. We use to camp a lot but the last two years we sort of cut back because of all the nonsense I had to endure. I decided this year we would do it as it was time for the family to be a family WITHOUT electronics causing use... Continue Reading →

Weekend Planning

Tomorrow we are having a wonderful gift, we get Little Man and Little Bit for the weekend. We are planning to start out by going swimming at the YMCA then either spaghetti or burgers for dinner. Sunday we are going to Great Escape. I figured in the midst of all this trauma it would be... Continue Reading →

Part Two-Vacation Memories

One of the neat things about adopting is that while you miss some of the traditional firsts, first steps, first words you do get to have your own firsts with your teen. This vacation went catastrophically wrong in so many ways and yet it also went right in some important ones. The firsts we had... Continue Reading →

Winter Wonderland

OK so I had N this weekend and on Sunday I called them and asked if all was well as I saw they were predicted to get lake effect snow. For all who do not know lake effect snow is serious don't even try to drive snow. They said they were fine, no snow....weird...here was... Continue Reading →

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