I like to keep it light here, but yesterday was a day of conflict avoidance that left my stomach churning and me wondering if kids’ sports are worth all the drama that comes with them. So, I thought I’d just spew it all out here and hope desperately that somebody could offer some tips for coping. We all love our kids and want them to do well, so I know every one of us has the best intentions. But yesterday

Today we took Lexi to Panera with us and she scoured the sidewalk for foodstuffs while we ate our breakfast. Though she didn’t find any traditional breakfast items to enjoy, she helped herself to a discarded piece of gum and chewed that baby as if she’d been chewing gum for years. To say I was slightly disgusted is a bit of an understatement, but Matthew waded in and extracted it and, after Purelling his hands, returned to his breakfast with

Today was one of those magical days. We spent 6 hours of it at Raintree where the kids played in the Richmond Jr. Circuit @ Raintree Swim & Racquet Club. Anna made it to the finals of the 8’s, and JT made it to the quarters of the 12’s. It was a personal best for both of them, and Anna even won a trophy for second place. Both played very well, and I’m just so proud of them. What a

Allergies? Sure! But colds/viruses? I didn’t think so. Yet, Anna’s got something, and I haven’t felt right for days. JT and Matthew have been sniffling and sneezing and having an argument with their bodies where they insist that breathing is not an optional activity, but their bodies aren’t so much with the breathing freely. Boo to all that! This is the time of the year I love, baby! I’m ready to get outside and play. Dear colds and/or viruses and/or

Why we elected to take a 5-month old, teething puppy on a day trip is a bit of a mystery to me, but we did. Perhaps the little green dudes paid us a visit last night and performed a partial lobotomy after the probe procedure, and there’s an obvious upside to that as I don’t remember the probe procedure, so huzzah! Regardless of the reason, the trip was a surprising success, and all parties are now home and everyone is