Tag Archives: growing up

Trying to Keep My “Cool”

I swear it wasn’t that long ago that my kids wanted to do EVERYTHING with me.  But lately, I’m starting to realize that maybe I’m not quite as cool as I once thought I was.  (*What the hell?!!*)  Fifth grade … Continue reading

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Busted!

Until you become an adult, you never really understand that your parents really WERE looking out for your best interests when you were a kid.  As much as you thought they were unfair and totally out to ruin your life, … Continue reading

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Milking the Moment

  With life constantly throwing reminders at me that my kids are, in fact, growing up (cell phones, sleepovers, bike riding to school — EEK!), I often get swept up in the everyday craziness of just trying to keep up … Continue reading

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Eavesdropping: One of the Few Benefits of Driving Carpool

When I’m driving around a carpool of screaming ten-year-old girls, it’s sometimes hard not to wanna drive the car straight into Lake Michigan.  Seriously, these girls are capable of some severe damage to one’s hearing (not to mention one’s sanity). … Continue reading

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The Sleepover

I’ve been having a hard time lately with this whole growing up thing that my kids insist on doing.  It’s like every time I turn around, they’re gaining an inch on me, wanting to run around town with their friends, … Continue reading

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Little League Angst

(Oh, but there is!!!!) _______________________________________________________ I don’t know about you, but I think little league baseball is one of the most painful sports to watch.  Not only is it like staring at drying paint cause it takes ten zillion years … Continue reading

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The Magic of the First Snowfall

As much as I loathe winter weather, there truly is something magical about the first snow of the season.  Those white flakes falling gracefully from the sky always bring an unexpected peacefulness in my otherwise chaotic world.  And being able … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Sappy Post (You’ve Been Warned….)

So I got that old familiar pit in the bottom of my motherly stomach again yesterday.  It happened when I dropped my son off for his first day of Sports Camp.  Yes, it’s that same ol’ dreaded feeling I seem … Continue reading

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The Aftermath of the Sleepover

My kids are getting to that dreaded age where every flippin’ weekend they beg for a sleepover.  As soon as school gets out on Friday, they start hittin’ me up for a party in their pj’s.  And I don’t know … Continue reading

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The Hug Contract

One of the absolute greatest parts of parenting is being able to walk hand in hand with one or both of my kids.  To me, the only thing that comes even close to that amazing of a feeling is when … Continue reading

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