The Kitty Stone Redemption

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...

Weight of the World

She crammed the last drawing into her binder, double checked that her workbooks were in place, and shoved the bulky iPad somewhere in the middle of it all. After everything was perfectly in position, the 70 pound little girl...
School has started back and once again it's time for the friendly PTO reminders of whatever shit the kids will be selling this week. I don't mind the school supplies, weird fees, and occasional classroom donation... but I refuse...
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...
When Lily turned 4, I wanted to make her a princess castle cake. I found one I liked and it seemed simple enough. I bought the ingredients and baked my heart out. After the last decoration was placed, I...
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...
Hello, I'm that mom. You wouldn't know from our everyday encounters. When I have a guest over, I don't mind giving Goob a bottle or sneaking into another room for a feeding. But you bet your butt when it's...

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...
If you aren't familiar with Darren Knight, you're missing out. Darren Knight stars in the Southern Mom videos and they are flipping hilarious. While I can identify with a lot of the videos, I swear I witnessed the inspiration...
Spring time when I was young meant softball. As I got older, the season would creep longer with tournaments and all-star teams. During my years playing, I was fortunate enough to have a wonderful coach who was also an...

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