Monthly Archive for February, 2010

The owl

Logan drew this at school:

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What happened?!?!?

My blog seems to have rearranged itself, probably after the recent update I did to the current version of WordPress. Grrr. So now I have yet another thing to add to my already impossibly long to-do list: Figure out how to fix it. In the meantime, please excuse the weirdness on the home page until […]

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I received the following question from reader MCmomof3: Does anyone have any advice for how to handle our sore-loser son? I keep thinking he’ll grow out of it, but this kid cannot handle losing or even getting behind. He comes from two go-getter parents who don’t give up until they’re beaten, so this is very […]

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Photo Tuesday: The Circle of Life

Carmen, who is, amazingly, still with us, holding Ally, her newest granddaughter, just hours after her birth a few weeks ago. Both were patients in the hospital at the time, but for totally opposite reasons.

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Valentine’s Day cake

Yesterday my kids surprised me with a cake. I mean, really surprised. Normally I catch on to their attempts to spring something on me, but this time, it went totally over my head. “Logan wants cake. Do we have any cake mix?” Andie asked me yesterday afternoon, after they’d all come in from playing outside […]

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Kid grief

Carmen, the kids’ grandma, is still with us. Being able to spend these extra days with her has been priceless; however, in some ways, it’s almost as if she is already gone because it seems like I’m often comforting one of my children as they cry for the loss of their grandma. Their grief manifests […]

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As an extremely protective parent who won’t let her tweens have Facebook accounts, I was thrilled to receive information and samples on My Secret Circle, a secure social networking world for girls. We received the BFF pack, which contains two access keys. Andie gave one to her best friend and they have been having a […]

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A bleak winter day

We’re taking the kids up to the hospital shortly to see their grandma again. I’m not positive, but this might be the last time we see her. I’m full of sadness for all of us who will be left behind. Yes, Carmen will be in a better place, and I’m happy for her in that […]

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My nephew, the artist

Color me a proud auntie! My baby sister (OK, so she’s 30, not exactly a baby anymore) stumbled across the following in my 3-year-old nephew’s room today: “STOP” has long been Brendan’s favorite word to write. He first wrote it, out of nowhere with absolutely no prompting, when he was 2, complete with the octagon-shaped […]

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