I blame the shoes.

Don’t be fooled: it looks all neat and pretty, but the feet inside these shoes are nightmares.

Last night I was innocently doing a little repair job on Gabby’s Irish dance buckles. Sitting at the kitchen table, feet up on another chair, hurting no one.

Let’s back up: we all know that I’m […]

    Cam’s Dad, the Coach.

    I know I’ve told you that Dave was drafted to be one of the coaches on Cam’s lacrosse team. I don’t know if I’ve told you how amazing he was? Dave was originally slated to be the assistant coach. Shakeups in the league meant that our head coach spent most of his time handling […]

      Amusement Park Craziness

      We took the kids to an amusement park yesterday. I looked at the weather and said, “Slight chance of scattered rain, no big.” Then we spent about thirty minutes chilling under a canopy, while a furious thunderstorm swept through:

      Don’t be fooled by these smiles. There was actual hail coming down fifteen feet […]

        The Graduate

        So proud of you, bud.


          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 […]

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