Children, Family Life, Motherhood, Parenthood, Sports

Coping with community deaths

Well, in our tiny village, we must be the BEST strongest soldiers because within the past five days, we have endured two life-altering battles. And we are still here for one another, holding each other up through all the pain.

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PTA is like Seinfeld’s ‘Soup Nazi’

Dear PTA, I’m all for bribery. It is how shit gets done in my house. You want a friend over? Sure, go clean your room. You want ice cream? Sure, go put your clothes away. You want a snack before bed? Sure, eat your dinner. It is simply how the world works. I get it.… Continue reading PTA is like Seinfeld’s ‘Soup Nazi’

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Time to REBOOT

Sitting in the living room on a Monday night, my “favorite” TV show is on (Lizard Lick Towing) as my husband reclines in his chair.As of lately, we have not been seeing “eye-to-eye” and I think it’s time for a REBOOT here in BFE.His favorite pastime as of recent is “Bread Bitching” – this is… Continue reading Time to REBOOT

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‘Tit for Tat’ and a little of ‘This and That’

A few weeks ago, my parents became stranded in my neck of the woods.This past weekend, I returned the favor and extended my stay at their house due to inclement weather.For a set of parents and a daughter who lives 2.5 hours away from each other, we have seen each other A LOT lately.It’s kind… Continue reading ‘Tit for Tat’ and a little of ‘This and That’

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School isn’t just for kids anymore: Why parental involvement is a P.I.T.A.

My oldest brought home his weekly folder.A note from the teacher said, “WS 3-6, 3-7” … missing homework.I asked Ethan, “Why didn’t you get the homework (for math)?”His response, “Because our Adobe wasn’t updated on our computer, so I couldn’t print it off.”HOLD THE PHONE.I pay a STUDENT fee for what I ASSumed was textbooks… Continue reading School isn’t just for kids anymore: Why parental involvement is a P.I.T.A.

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Wanna be amused? Go to your park and “parent-watch”

Before you read this and accuse me of being “horrible” you should remember these statements: “Been there, done that” AND “This too shall pass …” – someday. Tonight, I was in charge of passing out pictures for the soccer league for the community in which I live. I set up my wagon, outside the chain-linked… Continue reading Wanna be amused? Go to your park and “parent-watch”