Happy birthday Cameron!

This beautiful boy turns 17 today and I cannot believe it. I am not a parent who longs for the infant stage to return, or to go back to the toddler stage- to ask for that would be to negate all that my son has become since then (it would also […]


    Wednesday Morning Dance Party

    [Cam’s car needs some attention, so Julie is driving Cam and Gabby to school. Julie turns on the 90s JAMS channel.]

    JULIE: Yeah!!!!!! Wednesday morning dance party!!!!

    CAM:

    GABBY:

    CAM: I don’t even listen to the radio. I only listen to Spotify, Mom…. Mom?

    GABBY: …Mom, this is too loud.

    JULIE: Nineties jams!!!!!!!

    GABBY: […]


      The Egg-celerator

      Once upon a time I thought that my days of making crazy crap for the kids’ school projects were coming to a close, hahahahahahaha. Cam came home this week, needing to create a device that could safely hold a raw egg when dropped from a distance of 15 feet. After lots of wild ideas including […]


        Six Years.

        Love you, and miss you always.

        Six years ago today- an eternity and an instant- my beloved and wonderful dad won peace in his battle with cancer. I think about him every day. We talk about him every day. My mom and my siblings and I are on a group text, where for […]


          Happy 2018!

          I survived my first semester in my new position- and even thrived. You guys, I LOVE IT. This position was tailor made for my skill set, and I don’t mind at all that I was so busy for an entire semester that I did nothing but work, drive carpool, and go to yoga.

          Especially […]


            Five years ago..

            On this day in 2012, we were closing in on the first anniversary of my dad’s death. Dad was on our minds and in our hearts more or less constantly.

            Then a monster walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 6 teachers and 20 children. Addie was 6 years old at the time, […]


              Happy Anniversary!

              I fell head over heels in love with Dave about 21 years ago. I married him 19 years ago. Between then and now, my feet landed back on the ground- in the best, best way. Dave and I have found our way together through the whole gamut of experiences- from awesome to “fuuuuuuck.” Standing […]


                Monday Afternoon

                CAM [wandering into the kitchen]: What can I eat really fast, before Homecoming Olympics?

                GABBY: First you have to tell me what ‘francophone’ means. Is that French?

                CAM [looking through the fridge]: Maybe I’ll just have some cereal…. so, ‘francophone’ is an English word. It means “French speaking.”

                JULIE: So guess what the word […]


                  Shopping with Gabby

                  Cammy has attended a couple of high school dances. It’s easy as pie: I take him shopping a week or so beforehand, he quickly finds pants (black) and a shirt (black) and a tie (color dependent on the date). Easy as can be. Not so with Gabby; this year she is actually going to […]


                    MIA

                    I started my new job as a full-time faculty member a few weeks ago. I’ve been busy- in all the best ways. It’s been great. And in the meantime, here’s what’s happening in the rest of my house:

                    Cammy, for whom jobs keep falling into his lap, has scored yet another awesome job. He’s […]


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