I didn’t really listen when people told me that parenting gets harder when kids get older. People would tell me that when I talked about how little sleep I got the night before, or shared how the boys have yet another cough or virus. Older and wiser parents would say, “Yeah, that stuff is hard, … Click here to read more….
The boys recently joined the Carmichael Running Club and we are all enjoying this new activity together. They run on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s after school for seven weeks and the session culminates with participation in a 5K race. Pedar and I are trying to join them one day a week so we can learn what they … Click here to read more….
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Pedar and I are in San Diego celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary. I am also attending a Spina Bifida conference and answering questions about Shriners program in Northern California.I am stuck behind a table for most of the next two days, but we hope to get out a bit and enjoy … Click here to read more….
Goodness I loved Friday. I got home late from work and was so grateful to Pedar for making dinner and getting the class Hamster, Hamlet home. We enjoyed dinner and played Speak Out. It was a great night. On Saturday we drove to Auburn and hiked to Lake Clementine. Wow, the water is so blue. … Click here to read more….
Please join me at Mama’s Night Out to benefit Unravel pediatric cancer. Watching my friends Kelly and Erin grieve the loss of their nine-year-old son Sawyer has inspired me to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer. Kelly asked her friends to not be sorry, but to be active. This is my second Mama’s Night Out. … Click here to read more….
We recently made a trip up to the cabin to check out the crazy amount of SNOW. We were not disappointed. In addition to playing in the snow, Pedar, Casey and our cousins enjoyed skiing on Saturday at Homewood. Erik and I were planning on going, but he got a wicked nose bleed that morning, … Click here to read more….
A few weeks ago, someone was opening mailboxes in our neighborhood, rifling through the mail, and then tossing it all over the street. We were one of the lucky ones that didn’t get hit, but we were worried. Our street feels like a country road. There are big spaces in between houses and big distances … Click here to read more….
Many years ago, when Casey was seven, he created a Mother’s Day card for me and the message said, “You are lucky to have me Mommy.” He read his letter in class out loud to me, and several parents giggled. But you know what, he was echoing what I said to him all the time, … Click here to read more….
We all need to laugh more and not take ourselves so seriously. I used to take time to be silly. I would perform some crazy dance interpretation numbers and lip-synch really crazy songs and I need to do that MORE. I need to crack myself up in a good way!! I love these ladies. They … Click here to read more….