Not all daughters turn into their mothers

My dad is a planner, a list maker, an organizer, a rule regulator and a contract creator. As a kid, I loathed the "family meetings", the inescapable discussions about curfews or "house rules", and the endless lectures if you broke any of those rules. I didn't just push the boundaries, I tried to re-draw them, … Continue reading Not all daughters turn into their mothers

File 13

I don't like clutter, especially on the kitchen counter. Papers are the worst. The amount of crap my kids leave everyday is staggering, probably a whole trees worth. Several recycle bins live in our garage, carefully labeled to avoid confusion. The paper bin, unfortunately, is the least filled. We have a bad habit of throwing … Continue reading File 13

I finished school, so why do I have homework?

I've never understood why in the world so many teachers create assignments that clearly require an adult to participate. You see it all the time at Science Fairs or Open House nights where we get to peruse projects from different classrooms. There's always the one project that sticks out - and not because it was hideous, … Continue reading I finished school, so why do I have homework?