Category: Family Life

I Hate Halloween (but don’t tell my kids)

I Hate Halloween (but don’t tell my kids)

Oh, Halloween, you cooky crazy holiday, you!  I really can’t stand your guts. Or your gore… or your gluttonous amounts of candy… your freaking expensive costumes…  But each year, you come back around with your Reese’s peanut butter pumpkins and your insanely cute kiddos and […]

Cars and Mass and Letting Go

Cars and Mass and Letting Go

My oldest son has been a licensed driver for four months now.  I am almost over the shock of it. Believe me, it will still occasionally take me by surprise when he suggests that he run an errand for me or something.  For instance, I’ll […]

Like Riding a Bike

Like Riding a Bike

We have successfully taught 3 children to ride a bike.  And one learned by accident. Well, I guess I can’t say that she learned entirely by accident.  She 100% knew what she was doing!  The rest of us, though, were completely gobsmacked when our youngest […]

Adjusting to the New School Year: The Mom Edition

Adjusting to the New School Year: The Mom Edition

So, we all know that back to school time can be a riot of challenges and adjustments for the kids, right?  Well, I am here to tell you that it’s no walk in the park for mom, either! I’m noticing a pattern, friends.  It seems […]

Mom’s Taxi…On Duty!

Mom’s Taxi…On Duty!

“OK, kids!  If you’re riding my bus, you’d better load up!  Time to go!” At approximately 7:52 every weekday morning, you’ll hear me yelling this through the hustle and bustle of my house.  Mom’s Taxi leaves early and runs just about all day long at […]

Going Home… With Love for Our Family Reunion

Going Home… With Love for Our Family Reunion

It always makes me sad when I hear about people who hate going to their family reunions.  Because, for me the exact opposite is true. Ever since I was a little girl, my dad’s family has had the tradition of getting together around my Grandad’s […]

Just Wear the Bathing Suit — Why, How, and a Little Positivity

Just Wear the Bathing Suit — Why, How, and a Little Positivity

Moms, raise your hand if a bathing suit is one of your very favorite pieces of clothing to wear in public. OK, well, if your hand is raised, you can probably stop reading now.  Because you are a rock star of epic proportions and certainly […]

18 Summers?  I Beg to Differ.

18 Summers? I Beg to Differ.

Did you know that you only get 18 summers with your kids?  You know, as dumb as it sounds, I never thought of it that way!  Not until it started being crammed down my throat this summer, anyway. It seems like every time I get […]

Text Me When You Get There

Text Me When You Get There

…and other things I say to my sons that they don’t pay attention to. I love having teenage sons. Yep.  I said it.  Go back and reread it if you need to.  Adjust your glasses; blink a few times.  I promise you read that right.  […]

I Blinked and Now June is Over

I Blinked and Now June is Over

Will somebody tell me how it is already halfway through summer break?  Honestly, it feels like I blinked 5 times and June disappeared.  It feels like we just got back from our cruise, but nope!  It’s been a whole month since then.  As the old […]