Spontaneous Affection

My two daughters are polar opposites. They have a few things in common. They are both Girl Scouts, they are artistic, they have high IQs, they like music and they love animals. After that there are more differences than commonalities. Hence, they often bicker and sometimes downright verbally fight. I’ve also seen them taking swipesContinue reading “Spontaneous Affection”

High Schools Students Need Sleep!

According to http://www.cdc.gov the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that middle and high schools should aim to start no earlier than 8:30 AM to enable students to get adequate sleep. Teens need at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Younger students need at least 9 hours. Yet, the schedule in my kiddo’s district begins at 7:25 AM. It doesContinue reading “High Schools Students Need Sleep!”

Tweens Hang Out!

My kiddo turned 12 last week so she had 4 of her friends drop by and hang out in the driveway last night. Usually people will talk about how their boys eat them out of house and home but I was really impressed to see how much 5 11-12 year old girls could put away.Continue reading “Tweens Hang Out!”

Alone Time Is So Near!

Now that many restrictions are being lifted people are so excited about many things: returning to theaters, eating inside of restaurants WITH FRIENDS, shopping without masks, hugging the grandparents, traveling etc. I’m not excited about any of that. Do you know what I am most looking forward to? Alone time. Yup, this introvert is lookingContinue reading “Alone Time Is So Near!”

My Daughter’s DOZENth Birthday!

Yup – today my youngest turns TWELVE. How is it that time flies so fast when you have kiddos? Instead of a birthday cake, she asked for Dunkin’ Donuts so I got her a dozen and decorated the box like this: It occurred to me that it was quite coincidental that she wanted a DOZENContinue reading “My Daughter’s DOZENth Birthday!”

Funny ADHD Moments

My husband AND one of my daughters has ADHD. It makes for interesting days in our household. I love both of them very much and admire their amazing brains. It can be infuriating, frustrating and heartbreaking to watch them struggle. Most of the time though, you might as well laugh. . . When I sendContinue reading “Funny ADHD Moments”

Why Are Fridays So Fun?

Everybody seems to agree that Fridays are special. Some think it is the best day of the week. You wake up and it all just seems DIFFERENT on a Friday, somehow. Everyone is a bit more chipper, you are already planning the weekend and nothing seems quite as bad on a Friday. Why is that?Continue reading “Why Are Fridays So Fun?”

Teens Are Not Thugs

Teenagers have a bad reputation as a group. Just like any other group there are good and bad people intermixed. But too often, our society becomes prejudiced by a group and judge all of them based on a small percentage’s behavior. That is unfair and sets everyone up for failure. I remember shopping at ourContinue reading “Teens Are Not Thugs”

Landscaping Part III

Stones were delivered today! I bought Tennessee river rock small pebbles, a variety of bigger river rocks/stones and gorgeous natural edging stones in complementing colors from Soil Toppers in Fuquay Varina, NC. I rounded up some young kids to help me haul the rocks so I do not injure myself. My 4 helpers aged 11,Continue reading “Landscaping Part III”