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The Themes of the Year

We are only four months into the year, but already I am recognizing its theme – rules and unexpected visitors. The girls have enjoyed new experiences with friends and stepped into the world of online gaming. This week, they continued to enjoy their new social life, and I had an unexpected visitor, time. (more…)

Lobster Mac and Cheese

I have a new love. No, it’s not lobster mac and cheese. That is a very old love of mine. My new love is Prime Photos. This service is available to all Amazon Prime members, and I recently discovered its glorious benefits. First, it automatically uploads all of my pictures and videos from my phone, and the space is unlimited! I have never been great about backing up my photos, and now I can rest assured that they are safe. Second, it sends me a super fun notification showing me the pictures and videos that I took the same day last year. (more…)

Online Gaming Starts Earlier Than You Think

This past week, Riley spent her first spring break at Girls, Inc. They had a really cool itinerary filled with various exercises and sports, including a trip to aerial yoga and a CrossFit gym. It was a week of workouts I have to admit I was a bit jealous of, and I was certain that she would come home with a new activity that she had fallen in love with. What would it be? Lacrosse? Soccer? Yoga? (more…)

What Do I Do with My Time Now?

This blog is entirely about growing up. Here we capture the ups, downs, twists, and turns of parenting that all relate to the same topic – our kids growing up. We, as parents, are very aware that our kids are growing and changing. Some days, it feels like they haven’t aged a day since toddlerhood with their meltdowns and demands, but, from year to year, we can see and feel the difference. It’s a journey that feels slow but can creep up on you. This past week, my daughter growing up didn’t creep up on me. It smacked me in the face. (more…)