Category Archives: Children

Wait, I’m not ready!

Racing away from deer flies.

The last week of summer vacation.  Facebook is fillled with staged photos of parents jumping for joy when the little terrors darlings climb back aboard the yellow-bus-of-freedom once more.  Now typically, I’d be cackling and counting down the days with the rest of the over-tired, had enough Mamas out there, but this year I’m….not.  Wait…what? […]

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N…in the north woods.

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Oh Cheeky Monkeys…what an adventure I’ve had.  Know where I went?  Noooo….not shopping, not couponing and not racing my little Volvo from one end of Bangor to the other (because I would never drive too fast anyway…hi Bangor PD!) looking for the best deals!  Because I was onnnnn……………………VACATION!  What?  Who does that?  Crazy rich people with […]

The Queen of Denial.

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So OK…at some point our kids grow up.  We may not believe it, and while we’re knee-deep in poopy diapers and binkies, it seems too far away to even be able to grasp. But I am here to tell you, little chickens..it hits you like a freight train straight from hell happens. Miss Hallee will be 17 […]

Oh, baby!

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It’s raining babies around here this spring…babies everywhere and I must admit, it’s got me thinking.  Or longing.  Or maybe a little bit of both.  A few friends are having babies, like BDN’s own Pattie at After The Couch and two of Mark’s grown daughters are both having babies this spring and summer.  I’ve started […]

Tough questions.

Little peanuts, back in the day.

It’s been a sad week here at the ranch.  (FYI, it’s not really a ranch.  It’s a subdivision)  Both girls have been sick since last week with an absolute never-ending cruddy virus that had them both at the Dr’s office and me Googling things that parents shouldn’t be Googling if they want to sleep at night. […]