Delaney & ADHD

I’ve suspected for quite some time (years) that my youngest had ADHD like me & her sister. I’ve been keeping in contact with her teacher this year and trying to decide how long we could manage things without an official evaluation. She’s only in first grade, so it’s been difficult for me to figure out […]

Conversation With Delaney: Kitties & Zombies

Today’s interesting conversation…all in the span of about 30 seconds… Are we going to Tyler & Chase’s house today? Me: No, not today. They have lots of dogs & a kitty. I like kitties. Kitties are not zombies. I did not see zombies around here. There are no zombies at our house. But spiders are […]

Conversations with Delaney: The Shadows That Live In Her Window

Most nights I sit next to each girl on their respective beds and spend a minute or two (sometimes 10 or 20) talking about their day and whatever else they want to talk about. Stink turned 4 a week and a half ago and her imagination has been growing by leaps and bounds these past […]

From Understanding Why Some Species Eat Their Young To "Awe" Within Moments

There are those times as a parent when you understand why some species eat their young. Then, within minutes, that changes to an “aaawwwweee” moment. It’s lunchtime. Delaney had started eating her apple (whole). Brianna just finished slicing hers & got the last caramel dipping cup from the cabinet. Delaney started throwing a fit that […]

April Fool's Day – And I'm Not Even Dressed Yet

Well, I’ve definitely had an interesting start to my April Fool’s Day. I woke up to the “reminder alarm” I have set on my iPod to start looking for Brianna’s bus – instead of my regular morning alarm – I had problems getting to sleep last night … I guess my body was making up […]

December Review

It’s been a busy month here in our household. I was trying to squeeze in all my usual monthly client work into about 2 1/2 weeks so I could take these last 2 weeks of the month off (mostly). Then, of course, there are the other normal regular life things going on – PTA, Brianna’s […]

Video of Delaney calling people on my headset

New member of the family

We added another member to the family over the weekend.  Here are some pictures. She’s 7 weeks old. 7/8 Lab & 1/8 Husky.  We finally decided on a name for her yesterday – Jackie.  Partly to tie it in with the fact that we got her on Halloween (Jackie – from Jack-o-lantern) and partly to […]

Finally Catching My Breath

Well, after a whirlwind couple of weeks of PTA fundraiser money counting, Fall Festival planning, prep & implementation, Fall Festival money counting, client work, signing new clients I’m finally digging myself out of my hole filled with tasks and am seeing the light! Today & tomorrow I’ve mostly just got some QuickBooks work to do. […]

My Birthday So Far

My birthday has been pretty good. When you’re 36, quiet = good. JR made a quick run back home this morning to bring me breakfast. When he leaned over to kiss me (I was still sleeping), his iPhone fell out of his shirt pocket and knocked me in the head. Those things are pretty good […]