Number 5 and 6’s birthday was last week, and one of Number 5’s gifts was to go to the salon with me for her first mani/pedi. She has been begging for this for a couple years now, and she is my girliest girl, so I knew she would truly enjoy and appreciate the experience. Not […]
For Those Of You Struggling With The Transition Into Summer
This first day of summer has snuck up on me. I’m not prepared. I’m not organized. It’s kind of like when Christmas seems so far away, and you know you have plenty of time. And then all of a sudden, BAM. It’s Christmas Eve Day and you haven’t wrapped a single present. You haven’t even […]
What I Learned Over Spring Break
Last week was our spring break. It was the first spring break in about five years that we haven’t had major money problems. Where we weren’t in danger of losing our house, where the Man from CL&P wasn’t coming to knock on our door on an almost monthly basis, where we weren’t on food stamps, […]
The solution is simple.
Yesterday I lost it on the kids a little bit. They deserved it. But I felt bad about the way I handled the situation later. And when it comes down to it, their behavior isn’t really their fault. It’s mine. Because while I know they are capable of behaving better, they aren’t. And when they […]
Black Friday. I don’t get it. In fact, I find it unsettling. If you haven’t seen the clips of people acting like complete animals, tackling, punching, slapping, and literally wrestling boxes right out of little kids’ hands, Google “Black Friday Fights.” You’ll see what I’m talking about. It’s disturbing. How do you go from giving thanks and […]