VBS Round Up

We would joke as young adults that kids were put on the "VBS circuit" all summer. I can understand the temptation of it. It's like free babysitting + Jesus. Sweet deal for me, with the exception of the camps that...
Some of my fondest memories involved my time at Kitty Stone. When I left the school, grades K-4 were still in the pods, 5th and 6th graders didn’t mind using the “outside” bathrooms, and walking from a pod to...
Gail Goodwin famously said, “Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.” I can't help but wonder how Goodwin would describe the antics of the recent mob infiltrating the BOE. For those of us not in the know, something “naughty” was...
We're addicted to Universal Orlando. Our kids love the rides and it's the only place where I can get them to actually walk on their own without wussing out. The kids usually can't make it through the grocery store...
In 2007 and 2010, my first two children entered the world in a small community hospital. The nurses doted on me and the babies and it was refreshing that they offered to take the babies to the nursery so...
It came on slowly. I kept it at bay with a crap ton of Tums and sweet tea. Odd combination, I know. I rested for hours at home and when I got up it hit--head met toilet and I...

Pom Poms & Pigtails

My baby is nine. She’s daisies, rainbows, and unicorns. If I’d let her dress like Elsa every day, she would. I love that she wants to be a rock star one day and a fashion designer the next. She...

Trick or Diarrhea

Halloween brings hundreds, if not thousands, to the North Oaks neighborhood every year. I don’t know if we participate as an excuse to dress cute and have fun, for love of the holiday, or if we view it as...
My oldest two children went immediately to their cribs. We spent many sleepless weeks stumbling to the nursery, feeding, and trying to go back asleep. One night I was so desperate for a few hours of undisturbed sleep that...

PARD + JSU

I live in a college town. I’d prefer not to. I don’t go to JSU. I’m not paid by JSU. I find college students absolutely annoying and their professors even more so. I won’t fear the beak, I won’t wear...

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