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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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