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On the Stage

Last Friday was the 4th grade Family Breakfast where all the fourth graders come in before school with their families, have breakfast and put on a short concert.  It is always super cute, they do it for every grade, and even though this was the sixteenth family breakfast I’ve been to (one for each kid, each year for the last ... Read More »

Christmas Crafts?

“Can I have the scissors?”  Cassie comes asks me while I’m eating my breakfast.  “Can I have some tape?” She asks a few minutes later.  I can tell she is busy at a project in the other room.  Based on her past track record with tape and scissors I’m a bit nervous, but I haven’t finished my Cheerios yet and ... Read More »

Dalmatians at Thanksgiving?

The other night we are all sitting around the dinner table and Cassie gets up, all of a sudden and disappears.  She comes back in a few minutes dressed in her Halloween costume, the dalmatian.  She goes about eating her dinner as if nothing happened. The upside is we have definitely gotten our moneys worth out of Cassie’s costume.  The downside, ... Read More »

Parenting Advice from my Frozen Lasagna

So I went to put in a frozen lasagna (usually I make homemade lasagna but life got in the way tonight) and the film cover that you’re supposed to remove ten minutes before it’s done was printed with one sentence, highly researched quips: “Kids who have regular family dinners may get better grades.” “Kids who have frequent meals together may be more likely ... Read More »

Top 5 Signs Your Child Might NOT be Ready to Use Scissors Unsupervised

  I know, I know, you’re thinking what on earth were you doing while your kids ran around the house in a crazy cutting frenzy?  Well, these are cumulative findings that have been discovered over the course of time, however I am baffled that at my kids’ ages these still occur.  I don’t get it.  But maybe it’s like the urge ... Read More »

Household Shutdown

Hey what a great idea!  I heard a certain government can’t agree on how to spend/make money or something like that so they just shut down.  What if I tried that?  I’m not getting lunch boxes back so I quit making lunches, laundry baskets can’t make the arduous trip from room to washer on laundry day, smelly clothes for the week ... Read More »

Progress Report on Color Week

Last week (and this week as well apparently) is color week at Kindergarten.  We started the week out with a bang with both girls refusing to wear red.  Orange day went much better with some creative persuasion.  I got both girls to wear orange (except for the part that a kindergartener out negotiated me and although she agreed to wear orange ... Read More »

Color Week at Kindergarten

When our first son went through Kindergarten I loved things like color week at school.  You know, where the kids are supposed to wear something Red on Monday, Orange on Tuesday…etc.  I think I even went out and bought Joey a yellow shirt because we didn’t own anything yellow.  Now I’m learning that color week is really a set-up to ... Read More »

What Will you do with All Your Time?

Here’s what afternoons of reckless abandon look like at my house (the youngest have gone off to school for afternoon kindergarten): 1.  The first afternoon off:  Assist the plumber in locating and fixing the toilet problems, leaky faucets, and noisy pipes 2. Thurs. afternoon:  Fit in my annual Dr. appt. 3.  Fri. afternoon:  One of the kids is sick already and home ... Read More »

The Launch

14 years.  That’s how long I’ve been a stay-at-home mom.  Today I send my youngest(s) to kindergarten,  it’s a big day!  A lot of transitions this fall, a lot of new beginnings.  Joey starts high school, Josh and Johnny start middle school, Lexi is going into 4th grade, Cassie and Callie start kindergarten and I start…what?  A new chapter of ... Read More »