ad, college, care package. nature made, vitamins
Link Party, Parenting

Anatomy of a College Care Package

College, sigh. Oh sure, I'm not in college anymore, but I am getting an education. Did you know they share a lot of things in college? Did you further know that there are things such as community water bottles that everyone drinks out of in the dorm? No matter how many hygiene lessons you've given… Continue reading Anatomy of a College Care Package

Family, Life, Motherhood, Music

These Will Be The Good Old Days

  There's this catchy song by Macklemore and Kesha (I know, I am just as surprised as you) that has been humming in my head all summer; playing on the car radio in between destinations; on the Apple Music account when Ella is dancing or when Anna is getting ready for the day.   I… Continue reading These Will Be The Good Old Days

high school, reunion, high school reunion, 30 years
Childhood, Humor, Life, Menopause

Things I Didn’t Do Before My 30-Year High School Reunion

      On July 21st, I will be attending my 30-year high school reunion at my rural Ohio high school. It will be full of fun things like seeing old teachers, visiting old schools, seeing old classmates. Lots of old stuff to make me feel less old or conversely, even older. Let's just say… Continue reading Things I Didn’t Do Before My 30-Year High School Reunion

graduation, graduation day, shes done, high school
Life, Parenting

She’s Done

        With high school. Oh sure, she still has four more years of school to go, but she's done as it pertains to schooling here in our little town.       It was a day filled with obvious emotions. Pride. Sadness.¬†Happiness.¬†Excitement.¬†Relief.     I could say things like "wasn't she just… Continue reading She’s Done

teenagers, family, children, motherhood
Motherhood, Parenting

Eighteen Years Ago

Seems like a lifetime ago and really, it was. My oldest daughter turns 18 tomorrow. Eighteen years ago this week, I was getting ready to have my first child. I was watching a movie a couple of weeks ago (OKAY IT WAS PRETTY IN PINK) and in it, Duckie was rewinding a tape deck in… Continue reading Eighteen Years Ago

christmas, gifts, stocking stuffers, christmas stockings, gift ideas teens, teenagers
Christmas, Link Party

Creating a Favorite Things Stocking for a Teenager

  A few weeks ago, I was in my parent's basement looking through boxes while helping them to decorate for the holidays. I happened to pass by a box with Oprah's 20th Anniversary DVD set sticking out and I may have squealed. Okay, did squeal. Because if you don't already know this about me, I… Continue reading Creating a Favorite Things Stocking for a Teenager