Dear Drew

June 12, 2016

This may have not been your biggest year when it came to reading, writing and arithmetic but it was by far your biggest year when it came to maturity and compassion. You finally understood the role you have in our family and the power in your leadership role. That doesn’t mean you don’t take the chance to sock your sister […]

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Competition Gone Wrong

May 23, 2016

Sports is a language that I don’t speak. Goals with baseball, home runs in basketball, innings, quarters – I don’t understand any of it. When my eldest came out of my body, he came out a sports guru. At the age of 1, he sat through a baseball game eyes wide and in love. Since then, his passion has only […]

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Foreign to Me

April 21, 2016

This whole boy thing is completely foreign to me. I never grew up with a brother, I was never forced to do boy things or be exposed to boy interests…at least until my husband came around. Now I find myself in a world of baseball cups (yes those things they wear in the crotch of their baseball pants), action figures, […]

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Picture-esque “Sibling Day”

April 11, 2016

I do not understand this whole “Sibling Day” business. And no I’m not talking about how there is literally some version of a made up, Hallmark holiday every other day. I’m speaking specifically of this incredibly strange, multi-faceted relationship siblings have. I just don’t get it! For starters, I’m an only child. I grew up in a household where all […]

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Enough’s Enough?

April 7, 2016

I have never been the kind of parent that says, “not my kid.”  Rather, I am the first to suspect my kid is up to no good.  Because of this, I have always been on the teacher’s side first and foremost.  Any time the teacher mentioned something my kid did (or didn’t do as the case may be) in school, […]

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March 2, 2016

I don’t think I should have ever had kids. I don’t have the stomach for it. Putting aside all the stress us parents have in actually raising suitable human beings to set loose on the world, I can’t seem to handle the growing pains my kids are experiencing out in the general world. If I can’t handle it in kindergarten […]

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Household Problem

February 23, 2016

My littlest child has been my easiest child to co-exist with. I always thought he was a gift from the heavens declaring that it’s impossible for someone to have THREE difficult children. I thanked my lucky stars. And frankly I have felt that there’s no room for my brain to focus on anymore shenanigans because the others occupy all of […]

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Fun and Games

February 1, 2016

The person who created the expression “it’s only fun and games,” clearly never played games with my children. Definitely not fun. Making every effort to reduce the amount of screen time my children are exposed to, I encouraged playing a game. It resulted in multiple people crying, several suffering ailments as a result and I walked away feeling completely defeated. […]

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RIP Winter Break

January 1, 2016

The week before break, I was literally clicking my heels together at the prospect of two weeks of nothing. I was done packing lunches, I was over filling water bottles, and I was sick of doing homework. I envisioned lazy, slow mornings. I dreamt about fun family activities. I pictured snuggling up to movie nights. Fast forward to the last […]

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Bah Humbug

December 7, 2015

Every year I blog about how difficult my children make the season of giving. Despite the fact that they are incredibly spoiled and often ungrateful, their behavior last night might have taken the cake to all previous situations in a gift giving/receiving circumstance. I can make countless excuses why – they were excited, they were anxious, perhaps we didn’t transition […]

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