My son’s 5th grade class is studying plant life in science. They’re learning how plants grow, produce food, and reproduce. This week, he was being tested on these concepts and he asked me to help him to study by quizzing him on his vocabulary words and plant life concepts. One of the statements on the… Read More For My Little Sprout
Yup. That’s me…according to my son. He’s 11, so that should pretty much tell you everything you need to know. There have been lots of heavy sighing, eye rolling, and “Ugh, do I have to…” type exclamations happening in our household lately. Apparently, I am the Meanest Mom Ever because I make him do things… Read More The Meanest Mom Ever!
Your days of listening to NPR on the car radio are over…it’s all Top 40 pop songs from now on. Thinks shorts and a hoodie are appropriate for 50 degree weather. Spends hours in a swimming pool, but hates to get his face wet in the shower. There is more drama on the playground than… Read More 10 Truths About Living With A Tween
Last night I asked “A” what he was thinking of being for Halloween this year. His response was less than enthusiastic. “I don’t know. I haven’t thought about it,” he told me. Frankly, I couldn’t have been more shocked than if Count Dracula himself appeared in front of me. This was the kid who had… Read More The Scariest Thing About Halloween
Last week, a 12 year-old boy was killed when he lost control of his bike and flipped over a stone wall. This happened in Wilton, Connecticut, about 5 minutes from my office. The boy had been riding down a hill with his friends, probably enjoying the wind in his hair and the sun on his face.… Read More A Boy and His Bike
My daughter is almost three years old. While she loves rolling around in dirt, she also loves all things girlie – shoes, purses, anything sparkly, and MAKE-UP! Many mornings she’ll sit on the bathroom vanity, watching me in amazement as I hurriedly put on make-up before work. The scene is always the same. She tries… Read More Advice to My Daughter: Make-Up 101
At 5am this morning, my son, “A”, got up to pee. When he finished in the bathroom, he stood at the side of my bed looking down at me. “Mom, I’m cold,” he said as he snuggled under the blankets. This 5am wake-up call is normal. It’s been part of our routine for as… Read More This is Ten
Last Friday I took my 12-year-old niece, Olivia, and her two best friends to see One Direction in concert at the Mohegan Sun Arena. For those of you who have never been in the same room with 10,000 screaming young girls, here’s what it’s like: …..And they weren’t even on stage yet. I am still… Read More A Night of Boy-bands and Tweens