My Son's First Concussion: How Did I Not Know?

My Son’s First Concussion: How Did I Not Know?

Noah experienced his first concussion last month. It was a scary and bizarre experience and not at all how I expected it would be. I have always been afraid of concussions. My kids have played both football and lacrosse since they were young. Bones have been broken, by the truckload. Yet, somehow until last month, we […]

Invisalign: Getting Answers to My Questions

Invisalign: Getting Answers to My Questions

This post is sponsored by Invisalign. Years ago we took both kids to the dentist with the intention of finding out how much we would be spending on their orthodontic treatments. Translation…how many additional jobs would I need to pick up to maintain my passionate collection of clothing, shoes and wine while paying for their […]

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To Sleepover or Not To Sleepover?

I have always thought sleepovers were a right of childhood passage. What could be more fun than ditching your dorky parents for your besties’ cool ones? Snuggling into bed at night with a friend next to you and staying up half the night talking, the stuff of childhood memories.  I have allowed my boys to […]

Your Child’s First Driving Lesson? Good Luck

I took my oldest son out for his very first driving lesson. I couldn’t unleash him on a driving instructor without at least a little bit of instruction. That wisdom? Stupid. His driving instructor owes me. Big. Time. I will accept diamonds or college tuition as payment.

The Magical Eject Button: It Stops the Whining.

The Magical Eject Button: It Stops the Whining

A few years ago when Colton was fourish he, as fourish year olds do, dove head first into the whine and tears phase childhood.  Every day begins with, “I don’t want to” (insert ANYTHING here because that is exactly what Colton doesn’t want). He whines, he cries, he complains, my head hurts. By noon I […]