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…

“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…

Can I list Official Restroom Expert on my Resume?

I am a self-proclaimed restroom expert. Actually you could probably ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you I am truly an official authority on all things restroom related. The way I see it, if you are going to be a subject matter expert it might as well be a useful subject. And believe…

36 Hour Sulking Period Required

I didn’t want to go alone. I had planned for the whole family to make the trip to Georgia and dreaded doing the driving by myself. Unfortunately, my husband had other plans. Granted, his plans were worthwhile. They were perhaps even critical to the financial future of our family, but that was beside the point.…

Beware of Falling Poo

When we moved to Florida years ago we lived in a cramped apartment while house-hunting. I was also learning a new job, settling kids into a new school and finding my way around a new town. So you could say we were all a tad bit…um…edgy. The evenings were particularly tense as the children stepped…

Who Hid the Ham?

I’ve always been amazed at the things that can happen on a school morning. Apparently it’s the most popular time for a crisis to hit in the world of our kids. And crises come in all forms. On one particular morning when our kids were in elementary school, the crises came in the form of…

Dear Birthday Boy, Enjoy. Love, God.

My nine-year old son wanted only one thing for his birthday – a family outing to a professional baseball game. When the big day came, our birthday boy made a poster, grabbed his glove and wore the team colors. We arrived at the ballpark two hours before the first pitch to see batting practice. As…