Category Archives: observations

My Potential According to a 4th Grader

I am working again this year as a part time tutor to elementary school kids. Over the past 17 years I’ve been a special education teacher, a math support teacher, and finally a tutor. I actually love the tutoring job … Continue reading

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Ruthless – Mom Observation

Inviting people over to dinner always seems like a good idea until you look around your house the day of the event….And once it’s under an hour before their expected arrival it’s amazing how unsentimental you can suddenly become toward … Continue reading

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A “Bench” of Personality

The longer I am married the more I have come to realize that I am the big thinker in the marriage. Let’s build a house! Let’s go to Disney World! Let’s paint the piano! All of these big ideas stress … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts #1

Mindy over at Rindy Mae does “Random Thoughts and Tidbits” posts from time to time and they are some of my favorite to read so I thought it was time for my own such post. *My 9 year old was … Continue reading

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Mom Rant

I’m going to rant for a moment. It won’t be becoming of me or show the nice side of myself but it will be truthful. Parents can sometimes suck. I’m not excluding myself from this group, sometimes I suck. But … Continue reading

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Super Mom?

The other day my 5 year old and I were lying on the bed reading our own books after shower time. I was reading a wonderful book and Caroline was looking at a Wonder Woman book she had chosen from … Continue reading

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Move Over Mia Hamm

So this happened last weekend… Caroline played in her first soccer game. After watching her brothers play in roughly 692,000 games over the last five years, she is so excited to be on a team and play in her own … Continue reading

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A Little “Old Lady”

My 5 year old and I went shoe shopping for me the other day. I was in need of a new pair of heels and since the boys had already started school Caroline went with me. At  the first store … Continue reading

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Hello, Is Anyone Out There?

Hello. Is anyone out there? It’s been so long since I posted and yet it seems like just yesterday. I’m not sure I even remember how to post anymore. Since March I’ve sat down at the computer many times to … Continue reading

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My Lifetime Movie Life

There are times when I feel like my life is being filmed for a TV movie of the week for the Lifetime Channel. And this is one of those times. Two days before Valentine’s Day we received word from the … Continue reading

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