Archives for 2012

School’s Out: Routines, Head Butting and Tweens

School is out and with it, I’m feeling a little out of sorts. You see, I have a good routine and spend a great deal of quality time with Peanut. Unfortunately, his idea of quality time this summer is trying my patience and getting on my last nerve. Believe me, it has to be the […]

Lawry’s, Chicken, Summer, Dinnertising and YOU!

I’ve been pretty quiet lately, but that’s because I’ve gone back to work. It’s been a period of adjustment, but I’m finally getting into the groove of things and working away. However, that’s not stopped me from being brain dead at times. As I thought I’d scheduled this post last Thursday, logged in tonight and it […]

Protecting Kids from Cyberbulling — Live Chat 5-21-2012

Cyberbullying is a very real, very scary occurrence happening every second of every day. Kids often find they have no place to escape and it’s a form of bullying that not only invades your child’s privacy, but it’s even more difficult for parents to track down and prevent. After Peanut’s experience with bullying earlier this year, I […]

6th Grade Math and End of Grade Testing

Sixth grade math and end of grade testing are going to take the one or two blonde hairs left on my head and finish them off. My husband and Peanut are going over his math. Right now, the sounds from my living room go something like this “Pi, R squared, circumference, diamter” blah, blah, blah. […]

Tweens, Cell Phones and Drama

Do you ever have those days when you look at someone and say “shoot me, now”. I’m having that day. Tween cell phone drama will never cease to amaze me. Peanut got his first mobile phone last summer when he turned 11. Mainly because our mobile carrier was getting rid of unlimited data plans and […]

Parenting, Bullies and The Bully Movie

Thanks to The Bully Project for sponsoring my writing. Visit their website to join the movement and learn more. It wasn’t too many months ago, we found our son digging in his money jar for some cash. When my husband asked him what it was for, he mumbled and since we were rushed, didn’t think […]

First Time Away from Home

Peanut was away from home for the first time. Sure, he’s been to spend the night with family and a few friends, but he’s never been gone for 4 days. Yes, I’m serious. To make it more intense? He was at the Congressional Youth Leadership Conference, it’s hard for a parent to let go, allow […]

Stroking his ‘Stache and Girls

My angel, the little love of my life, is growing facial hair. Oh, it’s just above his upper lip, but he sits to talk with me, mustering all the wisdom an 11 year old can, and strokes his mustache. Not a full mustache, just one that is more like light brown peach fuzz. However, it’s […]

A Better Online Family Organizer: AboutOne 2.0

I have a confession. I’m organizationally challenged. I am your friend that gets excited when all the new calendars come. I stand in the store and agonize for hours over the perfect family organizer. My friends always ask me “How do you do it all?” and don’t understand when I don’t have a real answer. […]

Extraordinary Parenting

When I think of parenting, I try not to think about how my parents raised me. They were just kids themselves when they married and by the time they divorced, they had barely made it past their mid-20’s. For me, I want to my son to look back and not say that I was a […]