Make Time for Homemade Family Dinner

Like many parents, I have the desire to make a good dinner for my kids, but not the time to do some fabulous creation. That would look great on social media but they probably wouldn't like some fancy cuisine anyway. So, I try to plan on the weekends for the upcoming week. Yes, I am… Continue reading Make Time for Homemade Family Dinner

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

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)

We Only Look Like Grandparents to Other People

I think my husband is absolutely gorgeous and he likes me too. A lot. We've known each other since ninth grade so it doesn't seem possible that we will turn 53 this year. Yes, we're getting older but to each other I think we still see our younger selves. Others are clearly blind to our… Continue reading We Only Look Like Grandparents to Other People