Posts Tagged ‘grandparents’

I’m Grateful for Dirty Socks

2014-08-03 09.16.30

The mess reminds me that my kids are home, and I’m glad. What are you grateful for today?


What I Learned When Emma Turned Six

In August of 2007, Jared and the kids and I loaded everything we owned into a U-Haul truck and a Chevy Trailblazer and drove away from everything we’d ever known about home. We moved from Parkersburg, Iowa to Central Florida, where the only person we knew was a man I’d met on the Internet who’d […]


Why you cannot move in with your grandparents, Son.

Dear Devin, You told me over dinner that Grandma has taken you to Chuck E. Cheese like a million times. You lamented the fact that I have never taken you to Chuck E. Cheese’s since we’ve lived in Florida. “Yes, well, Grandma is clearly a better parent than me,” I told you. “Can I move […]


One is silver and the other gold

.!. “Mom, when are we going to change houses again?” Emma doesn’t speak to me for the first half of our morning drive to daycare.  I think it takes her that long to get over being pissed about having to get up in the morning.  I can tell she’s over it when she suddenly launches […]


I am too tired to write this post well, but I wanted you to know…

I knew Devin was fine. He had told me as much on the phone when he had insisted “I love you too Mom, but I gotta go now!” Devin had spent the first 7 years of his life amongst a sea of familiar faces before being transported to Florida and an existence of Just Mom […]


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