Family, Florida Gators

Emotional Chaos: The last 35 years and counting.

When making life choices, I seem never to take the easiest path to anywhere. From choosing a middle school out of my district (because who doesn't want a clean slate. . .at eleven years old?), to choosing to keep the baby I conceived whilst losing my virginity, to marrying a man I knew I wasn't… Continue reading Emotional Chaos: The last 35 years and counting.

Family, Florida Gators

The first first day, minus one.

Last Monday was the first day of school for my two younger children. Jake is a brand new sophmore, with all the confidence and swagger of a triumphant senior. (Teenagers, am I right?) Noah, king of the first grade, hops somewhere between gentle sweetheart and ninja warrior. My children are phenomenally different, and I like all… Continue reading The first first day, minus one.

Children's Literature, Montessori, Writing

When Pac-Man meets Power Rangers, or Mommies who like to Write!

It's a beautiful morning in Southwest Florida, with a chill in the air and a hot mug of coffee steaming by my side. Between the sound of the dog aggressively cleaning her lady parts and the sound of my incredibly hyper five year old urging me to become the Penny to his Bolt, and then… Continue reading When Pac-Man meets Power Rangers, or Mommies who like to Write!