Entries Categorized as 'Kids'

When to let go

Date September 26, 2012

As a parent, you do your best to raise your children right.  The funny thing is, even if you do raise them the same way, the results are not always the same.  I think we are all aware of this but it confuses us just the same; when one child falls more upon the difficult [...]

The Idiots Guide to Raising Kids

Date August 24, 2011

Try as I might, I’ve never been able to find a manual for raising kids.  I’ve searched bookstores, googled the topic until my thumb turned blue and visited what feels like thousands of parenting sites all purported to be experts on the subject. Um..right. Here is what I have learned.  While gathering advice is good, [...]


Date October 13, 2010

Yesterday, while preparing for a huge meeting I have today, I received an urgent text from my daughter Meelie, who was at school. Her:  Come get me right now! Me:   What’s wrong honey?  Are you sick? Her:   No, I just don’t feel like being here. Me:  …………. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yesterday, I was working on huge report [...]

Rah! Rah! Rah!

Date October 11, 2010

Goooooooooooooo team!! Mom…would you turn the camera on already? Thinking, thinking, thinking…… Rah, Rah Ree, Kick ‘em in the knee! Rah Rah Rass, Kick ‘em in the ass! other knee! Come on Mom!  My bloomers are giving me a wedgie! Can we go now?  I see Dairy Queen in my future. We lost…….. Badly…but the [...]

Captain…she’s breaking up!

Date August 19, 2010

Woooohooo!  It has been a busy but very productive (and good) week.  Work has been crazy (but good) as we are heading towards fiscal year end.  This happens every year and you would THINK I would be used to it by now, but it always blows my mind.  I actually really enjoy the challenge of [...]

School days

Date August 1, 2010

School starts up again for the girls on August 12th. I think they are, at the same time, looking forward to it and dreading it. I can’t blame them because I really feel the same way. Be that as it may, school time brings up the topic of school clothes shopping. I HATE school clothes [...]

Seriously. Again?

Date July 14, 2010

Oiy…there goes the budget. All in all I can’t complain though.  At least we have insurance. What?  You want to know what I am talking about?  B-R-A-C-E-S…for child number two.  Dang, I’m going to have to work another couple of years to pay for it.  Off course, I will then be complaining about paying for [...]


Date July 8, 2010

One of the places we paid a visit to on vacation was the USS Cod which is a “Fleet Boat” that fought in the Pacific during World War II (located in Cleveland, OH).  Ward and I have been on a Fast Attack Boat, and the girls have been on a Boomer (USS Tennessee) and we [...]

This, that and the other

Date May 27, 2010

We finished off the season of softball a few weeks ago, with Amelia beginning and ending as the sole team catcher.  They were moving kids around in various positions up until about 2 weeks before the first game.  At that point, they decided to give my youngest a try.  Apparently, she did very well, especially [...]

Overheard in the hotel room

Date May 15, 2010

Dre:  Does this stuff give you gas? Chickie:  I don’t think so. I don’t think I wanted to hear that.

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