The Great Green Goo is No More!

You know those times when your house is eerily quiet and you sense someone somewhere is up to no good? Well I had one of those occasions 8 years ago and I have the green goo stain in the carpet to prove it. One Sunday afternoon we were all enjoying a relaxing  respite from the…

A Black Eye From What?

I was hustling around the kitchen one night and not really listening to the steady stream of words my son was hurling my way. It's not that I was trying to ignore him. Actually, it was quite the opposite. As a finalist for Mother of the Year, I do try to actively participate in these…

Ask…

As parents of players on a sports team, there are certain obligations you are expected to meet. Concession stand, ticket sales, fundraising... you know the drill. One particular Friday night, my hubby and I were confined to a small 5ft square space selling tickets to the school football game. Once we got past the pressure…

Cut the Eye Off

Growing up in South Carolina, I’m used to folks saying I talk funny. I refer to everyone as “y’all”. I use the word “slap” as an adjective as in I’m just slap wore out. I only recently learned that “fixin’” isn’t a real verb. I mash buttons and cut the grass. I tell the kids…

I Showed My Behind…Twice

(For Ladies Only) I’ve always had crazy things happen to me and I’ve never been shy about recounting them to others to enjoy a few laughs. After all, most of us can relate to each other’s embarrassing oversights, clumsy episodes, or silly incidents. And I thought if these crazy random things happen to me, I…

When You Have to Go

I really had no idea that little boys could come up with so many ways to make our lives more ...ahem... interesting. And once the elementary school principal had me on speed dial, I started catching on. On one particular day, my phone rang. As soon as I heard the voice on the other end…

Seasons?

Living in Florida you quickly realize the four traditional seasons do not exist. Seasons here are quite different and consist of: almost summer, summer, end of summer and my personal favorite, the few days we pretend its winter, light a fire and dress funny. Only in Florida can you send your child to school on…

A Different Voice Can Make a Difference

Though it has been years since he was in her class, my son has always looked up to his kindergarten teacher. Mrs. B became his favorite person of all time during the first week of kindergarten. It started with small things like an extra hug when he was crying for mommy or when she just…

The Day Started Well, And Then…

It was one of those mornings when everything and everyone was clicking. In my world that meant both kids got up (out of the bed in a semi-conscious state) and got ready in time. Plus, we had milk in the fridge, gas in the car and coffee was brewing. Even better, it was valentine’s day…

“Dat Big Scary Bird”…

When our little boy was just three years old he started memorizing scripture. I was amazed at the passages he would learn and proudly recite. By the time he was in kindergarten, he was putting me to shame! But I’ve always been thankful that our kids have a hunger for the Word and use it…