Anthony Bourdain’s death has me thinking a lot. I get it. I get him. Along with Robin Williams and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I don’t know much about Kate Spade’s life but I’m sure I’d understand her as well. With that said, let me be clear that I have no intentions of killing myself. I … Continue reading Sanity
//www.youtube.com/get_player What a breakthrough! Annika has been taking violin since October. Until yesterday she had only done many different finger and muscle strengthening exercises. To be honest it’s been a struggle. I got mad at her after last week’s class and came close to quitting classes all together. I know I sound like a tiger … Continue reading It’s NOT about the violin.
Three weeks ago we went to P’s Christmas performance at school. Dave and I held back tears of pride throughout the whole event. Once it was just the two of us in the car, we let the tears flow. It was one of those moments that you live for as a parent. The kind of … Continue reading Christmas Performance
One of P’s homework assignments this week was to ask a parent or grandparent about their childhood and see if it was similar or different to hers. Since my mom, Noni, was just here last week I thought a conversation with her would be more entertaining. We called Noni this evening to find out about … Continue reading Homework and Noni
The months after P was born were the hardest for me. I counted how long it would be before P was in school and I had some trusted relief. It felt so far away back then and now I feel the years have flown by and P is in school. Now, I want to slow … Continue reading First Day of Preschool
Part of our pre-school transition program includes parenting discussions. We reached a topic that I’m having a real hard time with: giving children too much praise. We all read an article called “Five Reasons to Stop Saying”Good Job!” ” by Alfie Kohn. I understand the concept behind the theory but I’ve been having a hard … Continue reading Too Much Praise?
This morning we got in the car by 8:40 to make it to our first day of pre-school on time. It felt like a work commute, which I haven’t done in years. I thought to myself how odd. These school drop offs are my new commute which I’ll continue to do for the next 14 … Continue reading And we’re off!