I Don’t Get It

I will never understand how you can play a game that does not make sense (to me). 

You can stare at a screen and tap, tap, tap away at zombies (or wizards or soldiers) for hours at a time. 

You create towns and structures for imaginary people to live in and collect coins and stars to buy more items. 

You play music videos and videos about creating the Lego kit you just received. 

You watch each other play games and comment about how you can do it better. 

You can do all this but you cannot bring your plate to the sink! I just don’t get it!


Let It Grow

When we think about our kids, they are always known for something. The tall one. The funny one. The fast runner. The athlete. The artsy one. The list can go on. 

Mollie is my sassy one. She is known for having a little more lip than one needs at her age. And even though she is known for this at home and with family, she is known for something else with her friends. 

Mollie has always loved her nails to be long but her pinky nail is one for the books. It is more of a “crack” nail to be specific. Her pinky nail is never to be cut and she cries when it cracks or breaks. Her friends even come up to her and ask her to show their siblings and parents the longness of that nail. It has become a little embarrassing as Mollie shows off her nail to everyone that asks. The laughter and “Oh my”s that follow are comical. 

I guess she could be known for something worse, so for now I will just “Let it grow”!


Today I am exhausted. Tired. Lazy. Lethargic. I just need to rest. 

Rest is exactly what I needed after a long week of work, late nights & early wake-ups, and days of being mommy & daddy. 

Today I took a 3 hour nap. When I placed my head on the pillow, I told myself just for a little while. When I woke up 3 hours later I felt slightly refreshed. 

Hopefully I can be productive tomorrow. Apparently laundry never gets exhausted. 

Seen and Unseen

I see you turning the pages quicker every time but what I cannot see are the pages turning in your brain as you look for where that information lies. 

I see you writing furiously on your page but what I cannot see are the words you are writing in your brain as you try to come up with the answer. 

I see your mouth moving as you read the words silently to yourself but what I cannot see is how difficult it is for your brain to sound out those challenging words. 

I see you counting on your fingers as you complete the problem but what I cannot see are how the numbers work in your brain. 

I see you raise your hand to tell me that you are finished but what I cannot see is how hard this was for you and that you just want to this test to be over. 


When one is obsessed with something, all they want to do is talk about it. Just the very thought of my obsession(s) brings the largest smile to my face and I babble on and on endlessly. I am obsessed with many things and each one holds a very special place in my heart.

From earrings, to bracelets, to statues, to leggings – anything with an elephant must be mine. These are the only pachyderms that I like. Actually, I don’t like them, I LOVE them.

Did someone say Princess Diana? I cannot stay away from newspaper articles, books or TV shows that pertain to the Royal Family. I find each one of them so fascinating.

The amazing smells diffused fill my home. When applied to my body, ailments are helped to heal quicker. Learning what each essential oil is capable of supporting brings an abundance of knowledge about how I can rid my home of toxic chemicals.

Looking nice at work and being comfortable can often be a challenge. This year with my new obsession, I have managed to remain comfortable and still look stylish (sort of). Thank you LuLaRoe. 

I love reading, however I often cannot find the time. Lately I have been making a more conscious effort to read books that my students, K-8, would enjoy. I also have been making sure to allow my daughters to catch me reading in order to encourage them to read more. Believe me – it works.

This word MUST be in all caps. DISNEY is my obsession. I could not live without something Disney in my life on a daily basis. Whether it is planning my next trip or giving advice to a friend, I love to talk about Disney World and Disneyland. I love Mickey Mouse and all of the enchanting characters that have come after. I enjoy Disney movies – believe me, they are not just for kids. I love Disney stuffed animals, picture frames, coloring books, tattoos, paintings, calendars, magnets, popcorn & jelly bean machines, Facebook pages, etc., etc., etc. Anything with a Disney logo would be loved by me. Learning about the life of Walt Disney has also become an obsession. I love to hear about his ideas and creativity. Disney has become my life. 

I think I may need a little help when it comes to my obsessions. I know I could kick a few habits, but I will NEVER let go of my LOVE for Disney!


Thank You

Dear Annonymous Classroom,

Thank you for welcoming my daughter into your classroom on Monday. You see, I did not have anyone to watch her while I was working in my office and I needed a place for her to be for the day. I am so glad that she was able to be with you. 

I could see that she was very well taken care of throughout the day. When I would walk by your classroom, she always had a smile on her face. She was seen reading, writing and conversing with so many of you. I am sure this is how her day goes at her school, but now I was able to see her in action. 

Thank you for sitting with her at lunch and making her part of your bunch. She talked about playing tag and how everyone was so kind at recess. She had the best time running around with you. 

Thank you for all the kindness you showed to my daughter on her day off from school. Thank you for easing my heart and knowing that I put her in the right place. I was wondering if it would be possible for her to return during her Spring Break for a short visit? I know she would love to see all of the new friends she made. 


Mollie’s mom

When Daddy’s Away

When Daddy’s away…

…mornings run a little smoother because he is not there to tell his corny jokes and irritate. 

…bathrooms are a little cleaner and less occupied. 

…dishes get done before bed and don’t pile up. 

…ice cream can be eaten for breakfast and popcorn for lunch. 

…dinner is made quickly or not at all and instead we eat out. 

…movies are a must and movie theaters are even better. 

…sweet treats like ice cream and cake are eaten from many establishments. 

…bowling and mini-golf are games are played. 

…phone calls are made and I love you’s and I miss you’s are said. 

When daddy’s away…his girls will play! But we wish daddy could play too!