Dealing with Disappointment

It happened. For the first time in his short 12 years of life L learned what is was like to be disappointed by someone other than his family. T and I have been disappointing him his whole life. NO is a common word at our house, which leads to disappointment.…

Ugh, really …

Wednesday’s I usually like to have a Wednesday Whisper but that was not in the blogosphere plans. (Or my phones) All I wanted to do was upload a picture, as I have an app to type my blog. I go to my pictures on my phone and most are gone.…

Home Alone

The tween/teen age is tricky. They technically are old enough to stay home. I know in Texas (my state) there is actually no law about age and staying home alone. Some states do have laws. Everything I found says regardless of the law remember the maturity level of your kid.…

When I Grow Up

Remember when you were a kid and dreamed about life as an adult? The dream usually involved a spouse, a house with a white picket fence, a few animals and so many wonderful kids. Now that reality is here and you are an adult, your real life scenario may not…

10 Things I Want to Thank My Tween/Teen Kids For

It has been an emotional week and L-O-N-G. What started with a beautiful Confirmation Service led into a number of days of State standardized testing. (Insert whatever slander or obscenities you need), as well as me having jury duty (can you say mentally exhausting! I totally feel for all of…

Teamwork

What do all these quotes have in common? The common theme throughout is TEAMWORK! America is what is known as an individualistic culture. Answers.com defines individualistic culture this way: An individualistic culture is a culture in which the members’ primary focus is that of themselves and their immediate families. In…