Check In: Day 168


My son starts his senior year in a few weeks. He’s my baby. The one I butt heads with. The one that will challenge me every step of every day. The one I will fight for at every turn and the one I will not stop telling that he can do this. As we look…

Blending In and Letting Go


This what I am doing this morning. My daughter is on her final college tour before she starts to make her decisions. This school is at the bottom of her list of choices right now but we all felt she needed to take the tour and see how it felt for her. So, I let…

Being Average in a World that Expects You to be Extraordinary


Being average is okay. It almost seems like we need to apologize these days for being average. If you look at a bell curve guess what? Most of us ARE average. Despite what we tell ourselves, our children, and their teachers, most children are average. As my daughter is starting to look at applying to…

10 Skills I Want My Children to Have Before They Leave for College


Today is Sunday, the day I post about our family and our lives. My children are growing up.  We cannot deny it, we have to support them and help them be the best people that they can be.  I have read several memes on Facebook lately and several posts from parents and community members asking…