Packing School Lunches – Welcome to the Bento Way

I had the same school lunch every day throughout the entire decade of the 70's: a sandwich of deli meat or PB&J, a small bag of chips, a Little Debbie variety, and I had to drink that awful school milk which was never cold enough. Ever. My only complaint (which I never voiced) was that… Continue reading Packing School Lunches – Welcome to the Bento Way

Football is Life for our Family

Raising football players. It's a journey, but it's in their blood...on both sides. No, not me, silly. My dad played for Florida 1949-53 and was drafted to the NY Giants. My husband also played for Florida, as did his dad and a couple of cousins. It is what we know. It's what we live, but… Continue reading Football is Life for our Family

Kids, Baseball, and Adults Behaving Badly

My kids are incredibly competitive. And yes, they are their worst enemy and have truly crappy attitudes at times. They don’t want a trophy for participating. They want to be the best and win. However, it is painfully inappropriate for an adult to yell out to my seven year old (playing catcher) who is having… Continue reading Kids, Baseball, and Adults Behaving Badly

Mom’s Squash Casserole

It's Easter Sunday...and COLD here in North Florida. Luckily it won't last long and we are back to 90 by Thursday. I am hosting Easter dinner for my family and one of the menu items is my mom's squash casserole. Yum! I have no idea where this recipe came from but it has to be… Continue reading Mom’s Squash Casserole

Strawberry Jam Season

We took the boys strawberry picking for the first time and it was amazing! It's sometimes difficult to find an activity that all of them can do together just because they are so spread out in age. We ended up with about ten pounds of these beauties. Now what? Logan and Riley LOVE strawberries but… Continue reading Strawberry Jam Season

Ride to Escape the Cesspool of Teenagerdum(b)

This momming thing sucks donkey butt sometimes. My first son is now fourteen. He is also severely ADHD. Right now WE are all battling his ADHD, immaturity, hyperactivity, hormones/puberty and anything else you care to throw in that toilet of teenagerdum(b). (Yes, I've decided Webster's words aren't accurate enough to convey my thoughts so I'm… Continue reading Ride to Escape the Cesspool of Teenagerdum(b)

Putting It All Together: Swim-Bike-Run

I am signed up for the TriGator Super Sprint that takes place in two weeks. Why? Because I'm crazy as hell apparently. The Super Sprint is a 250 meters swim, a 3.4 mile bike ride, and a 1.1 mile run. Totally doable. I think it will be a good prep for the sprint I am… Continue reading Putting It All Together: Swim-Bike-Run