Taking Time for Mom

I love having my nails done—I loved nail polish when I was a little girl and was always giving myself manicures, complete with base coat and top coat, even when I was 10 or 11. I generally find going to a salon for a mani/pedi to be a relaxing experience. I used to joke with [...]

Happy New (School) Year!

The start of September is almost like New Year’s Day for me. Just as I wonder on January 1 how the previous year went by so quickly, I often wonder in early September how the summer flew by. Wasn’t it just early June and my boys couldn’t wait to get out of school? The back-to-school [...]

The Elementary School Drop-off and Pick-up Woes!

Dismissal time from school—ask many moms who pick their children up and the stories will just start.  You’ll hear stories of people nearly getting hit people or of cars getting dinged.  You might hear stories about parents yelling at each other or using hand gestures to communicate their frustrations to each other.  You’ll hear about [...]

Yes, kids grow up too fast, but…..

They can be a lot of fun when they are older.  My boys both have birthdays next month and my oldest will be 12 and my youngest will be 9.  I sometimes wonder where the time has gone, but they are at ages now that are fun.  They can joke, they are pretty self-sufficient (I [...]

It’s like riding a bike…..

How often do people use that analogy when speaking to others about trying some long-lost activity that they are afraid they’ve forgotten?  I hear it often because supposedly one can’t forget how to ride a bike. I’ll be testing out that theory today. I haven’t regularly ridden a bike in over 20 years.  I never [...]

The little scars left behind

Today is a bittersweet day. Today is my son's annual IEP meeting/3-year evaluation. It's our last at his current school. I am early for the meeting since I had to get the boys to school on time, so here I sit in my car, pondering what will happen during the meeting. I always go into [...]

Time to “rock” 2013!

(I couldn't resist the title of this post--go ahead, have a laugh at my expense and call me a dork. I know you want to if you have an idea where this is going.) First things first: last semester was kind of miserable.  It was a huge challenge for me and also for my family. [...]