Not Quite Moving On

I recently joined a Facebook group dedicated to alumni of my now defunct elementary school. A discussion board topic that was focused on favorite teachers quickly and inevitably turned into a rant (mostly by me) over several unpopular teachers from back in my day. The conversation has resurfaced some very negative feelings I have regarding [...]


I’m leaving tomorrow with my girlfriends to sunny Jacksonville Florida on an extended Mommy Break Weekend. Over the course of the past week, coworkers, friends, and even my husband have all given me a same similar smirk followed by, “Have you made your list yet?”

I’m a list maker. There, I’ve said it.

A substantial [...]


Moms and Dads will agree that the first few years of a child’s life are in great detail focused on milestones. I’m filling out a developmental form for our daycare, and it’s riddled with questions like when did your son start crawling, pulling to stand, walking, talking, etc. As I try to remember when [...]

Bracing Myself

My son’s new thing is to toss his left over food off the side of his high chair at the completion of each meal. This is surely a rite of passage for every new toddler. Details are hazy, but I’m positive my daughter must have done the same thing. I’m not so sure, however, that [...]