A Long Drive Home

Standing on his doorstep, waiting, it felt like the whole summer had slipped away on the long drive home. Summer vacation meant road trips and visiting extended family and friends. It meant sibling squabbles in the backseat over who got to sit next to the window, eating sugary cereal at sunrise on picnic benches and … Continue reading A Long Drive Home

Five Minute Friday: Ordinary

I hate when she cries. Actually, I hate when either of my kids cry, but somehow it effects me more greatly when my almost 15-year-old daughter is the one in tears. It brings back a flood of memories. Sometimes it even feels like I am looking into some sort of magical mirror reflecting my childhood. … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Ordinary

I kissed a boy and I liked it

"Mommy kissed Uncle K once, you know," stated The Hare, right in the middle of opening Christmas presents with my brother-in-law (Uncle K), his kids, my in-laws and Uncle K's new girlfriend. The room fell silent for a few minutes and then erupted into laughter. Of course the girlfriend was totally confused, and didn't find … Continue reading I kissed a boy and I liked it

If only I knew then, what I know now, or at least something close

Today I’m linking up with Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. The prompt I chose was, “What about school do you miss the least?” In just eleven short days, our house will suddenly have a freshman in high school and it got me thinking about my own high school days - those, awkward, uncomfortable, and overly dramatic … Continue reading If only I knew then, what I know now, or at least something close

What I Didn’t Like About My 20th High School Reunion

Twenty years ago I fearfully graduated from high school. The future seemed risky and unstable. I don't really like flying by the seat of my pants. I like lists, schedules and plans. Unfortunately, I didn't have much of a plan after graduation except to accept the music scholarship I was offered because I didn't know … Continue reading What I Didn’t Like About My 20th High School Reunion