Graduation Day

Somehow, this infant:

I mean, just look at the hair. Also the “So far, I am not impressed” expression.



Became this little boy:

This was his Halloween costume. How irresistible is this kid?

And then this big kid:

At Uncle Sam’s wedding. I have cropped out Sam’s friend, a […]

    Hero’s Journey

    When did THIS happen?

    One of Cam’s final projects as an eighth grader is called Hero’s Journey. He was required to write about his life, his goals, include photos and items that represent important moments, and also get a letter from his parents. I wrote mine a couple of weeks ago; here’s an […]

      Cam Found Me.

      Last night, Cam was on his laptop and he said, “Hey Mom! You write a LOT!”

      There it was: my blog. On my kid’s screen. While I haven’t kept the blog a secret from the kids– in fact, I intend it mainly for them, so that they know how much they have always been […]

        One Too Many Hits With the Snake.

        At his game on Sunday, Cam stopped a shot with his head. His head (which was wearing a helmet), along with the rest of him, is currently at the doctor’s office– where he will hopefully be cleared to play next week. But as we all now know, concussions are to be taken seriously. […]

          Mother’s Day Madness

          Here are some moments from my Mother’s Day weekend, for your amusement:

          Earlier in the week, Dave found what appeared to be my Mother’s Day gift from Gabby. Turns out, it was going to be my gift in 2013– when she hid it, and then forgot about it. So in addition to this year’s Gabby […]

            Cam’s Guide


            I wrote a whole long post about an essay Cam wrote, dedicated to what he has learned from my dad (as well as what he is still learning: Cam wrote, “Even after my grandpa died, he is still changing my life.” I’ll wait here, while you get whatever that is out of your […]


              “I think I want to let my hair grow.” –Cammy said this to me at the start of the school year.


              Here’s the deal: I like short hair on boys. It doesn’t have to be a buzz– but I do love that clean-cut American Boy haircut. When Cam was young and I […]

                Teamwork, Baby.

                I feel strongly that team sports are wonderful character-builders for kids. They learn so much about team-building, about reaching goals as a group, about working together– and as I tell my college students when they’re all, “GROUP PROJECT!! We hate group projects!!”– you will be working in teams, on group projects, for the rest […]

                  I’ll Never Survive.

                  He looks good, right?

                  Lacrosse season has begun. I love watching lacrosse games- I’ve got next to no prior experience, so I’m learning the game as I watch Cam play. And I really love the speed of the game, and the mechanics of the game. It’s just a cool game to watch. This […]

                    Fourteen Years Ago…

                    ….at about 2:00am, Dave came to bed. I don’t remember what he was doing. Then we experienced the following course of events:

                    3:30am My water broke while I was sleeping. (I clearly remember saying to Dave, “Um, buddy? Either my water just broke, or I have a serious problem.”)

                    3:35am Dave stopped trying to convince me […]

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