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I Am A Sports Mom

I am a sports Mom. I thought I knew what this meant. I was comfortable with my role. Register your child. Drive your child to practices and games. Cheer for your child without jeering the other coaches (even if you want to sometimes). Devote many hours every weekend to your child’s activities. Buy snacks and drinks. Refill […]

Protecting My Teenager From Young Love, Raging Hormones

This is day two in my 15-Day Blog Challenge . I pulled up to a stop sign minutes from my house and saw two young teenagers holding hands and talking intimately. They were wearing backpacks and seemed to be saying goodbye. I imagine that they just got off the school bus together. I watched the […]

Bonding With My Teenage Son Via Milkshakes and Bad Pop Music

The beat of the music filled the car much louder than I normally prefer. But, I didn’t turn the sound down. I just let it fill the space around me and my 13-year-old who was silently lamenting his lacrosse team’s loss in the championship game of an intense full-day four-game tournament. The car smelled like […]

Brothers Bonding Over ‘Teef’

I always love when my sons, who are seven years apart, figure out a way to bond and relate to one another. It’s not always easy raising children with so many years between them. But, most recently I thank their teeth. Al is 13 and AD is 6, yet last week they had one thing […]

Hankering for Handstands

Have you ever admired the strength and precision of a handstand? It is the ultimate symbol of control and potency. Now imagine that same handstand over and over again in every room of your house and at all hours of the day and night. Imagine watching this handstand during dinner, in the middle of conversations […]