Friday Reflections

I was afraid of what today would bring from the moment I woke up this morning. Fortunately, both kids were still sleeping soundly when my alarm went off. Unfortunately, it wasn’t Saturday so I couldn’t enjoy the extra minutes. It’s never Saturday when this happens. Fortunately, both were in good spirits when they woke up.…… Continue reading Friday Reflections

Being 7 is Fabulous!

Being 7 is fabulous. The style. The fashion sense. The accessories (we can add earrings to the list now!) The shoes. The jackets. The hair. Being 7 is fabulous. The reading. The books. The expression. The growth. Being 7 is fabulous. The friendships. The independence. The decision-making. The problem-solving. The creating. Being7 is fabulous. My…… Continue reading Being 7 is Fabulous!

Change in Plans

Today was supposed to be a special day. My daughter was supposed to go outside to enjoy her birthday treat at school. But she didn’t. She stayed inside to enjoy it because a neighboring school district had a shooting threat called in. She didn’t know that was the reason why. She simply said, “It was…… Continue reading Change in Plans

A List

– organized – comparmentalized – visual – focused – growing – accomplished – detached – emotionless – motions – exhausting – limited – never enough


Yesterday I was without the right words. Today I am speechless. Tomorrow will come and nothing will be done.


I have a lot of thoughts right now about a lot of things. So many questions, feelings, predictions, and concerns swirling around my brain right now. I’m having a hard time finding the right words to share. The right words that will challenge, but not judge. The words that show, “I’m listening,” and will hopefully…… Continue reading Words

I will never!!!

It’s official…I’m turning into my mother. (This will be a good indicator if she actually reads my posts) I don’t know why it sounds like such a “bad” thing to turn into your parent. It’s possible I just feel so much guilt for breaking so many promises to myself. So many times when I’ve either…… Continue reading I will never!!!


It’s hard to make the dinner, when the counter is taken over by dirty dishes. It’s hard to clean the dishes, when the sink is full of big pots and pans. It’s hard to clean the pots and pans, when the drying rack is full of ones that were not put away. It’s hard to…… Continue reading Dilemma


I was approached by a student just after lunch. She were fairly upset. I caught the story in between the tears. Her new bracelet was gone. Disappeared. Had it at lunch and now cannot find it. This was clearly a special bracelet, so I started offering places for her to check. The cafeteria, the bathroom,…… Continue reading Unexpected