Summer and Cotton Candy

Summer and cotton candy just go together… Like: Hot dogs and baseball games Beer and pretzels Kids and mud puddles Swings and smiles Thunderstorms followed by rainbows Neighborhood walks and ice cream cones Family visits and happiness Vacation and beaches Read More …

If You Are Keeping Score

It depends on the scenario whether it is good or bad if you are keeping score. If you are making tally marks: against your kids – bad. against your competition – good. against your spouse – bad. against your opponent Read More …

Let’s Play Catch

It is nearly the weekend and it is one that has been greatly anticipated for some reason…in our down time, let’s play catch. Not catch up on work. Not catch yourself looking at the computer and thinking that there are Read More …

Kids Are The Sweetest

This morning I awoke and was reminded how kids are the sweetest little things. They love unconditionally and they share their love without holding back. That is, until they grow up just enough to not trust others, or to be Read More …

The Checkout Gauntlet

As a parent, shopping with kids, you absolutely dread the checkout gauntlet of My Little Pony packs, candy, Lego mini kits, Eos lip balm, iTunes gift cards, chips, chocolates and Pokemon cards. The are all eye level and/or within reach Read More …

Too Young or Too Old

Back to the fringes…but this time, to muse about the ones who are too young or too old. Too young to feed themselves…sadly, sometimes too old to do the same. Too young to have a filter; kids they say the Read More …

When The Bell Doesn’t Ring

When we have trained ourselves to follow certain habits, we sometimes fall behind when the bell doesn’t ring as expected. Or, we make lists, but don’t look at them. Or, we turn off our ringer, and the bell does ring, Read More …