Growing Up

Today Julianna turns 5. Each year I feel the same way:  I feel like I was writing last year’s yesterday.  In the blink of an eye, my toddler turned into a little girl and then in another blink, the little girl turned into a big girl.  Whirlwind doesn’t begin to describe what a year its

Hawkeye

This is not a typical blog post from me.  It isn’t typical because it isn’t about my kids.  It probably isn’t even about your kids.  But it is related and important…so read it anyway. Full disclosure:  I sit on a board for the Hawkeye Campership Fund.  The HCF is an organization that supports Camp Hawkeye

Transition

I cried every day for a solid 12 months when I was dropped off at kindergarten so the outlook isn’t pretty for my girls.  My mother will remind you, me, and everyone who will listen of this fact as frequently as possible. The girls just finished their respective “transition weeks” at school.  This is the

Goody Blueshoes

I once heard a story about Goody Blueshoes. Goody is a girl with some interesting views. You probably won’t hear of her, on the news. It is a story you can share, if you so choose.   She was an everyday girl who liked doing good. She liked being good as any girl could. She

Booby Trap

Its been a while hasn’t it? I know it has been tremendously unfair to deprive you all of a fresh post.  It has been almost 2 months and unlike all of you, who have probably just been on vacation or something, I’ve been busy.  Boo hoo. Unfortunately, work has been very busy for me recently. 

The Black Swan

Last year, at around this time, I wrote a post that ended with me being doomed.  This was a result of Julianna successfully performing in her first recital. I was correct. Today she performed in her second recital.  Here’s how it all went down: September, 2011.  Weekly ballet class begins. Same teacher as last year. 

The Year That Rocked

Today Chloe turns 3. Another year, another birthday.  Friday the 13th.  A lucky day indeed. I remember when we were in triage in the maternity ward a few hours before Chloe was born.  There was another mom-to-be a few curtains away.  I am pretty sure it was her first kid.  We were professionals at this

Date of Birth

Today Julianna turns 4. Another year, another birthday.  Today was not only the end of a week-long birthday celebration, but also a chapter in Julianna’s Excellent Adventure.  We’ve only completed 3 chapters so far and its already feeling a bit repetitive to say this but, what a year.  I mean, what a year. Last year

Longfellow

In 1 month you’ll be four. In 2 months you’ll be three. Today is another reminder Of what you both mean to me.   With your curly hair and your dancing, With your straight hair and your quirks, I’m up late many nights, Pondering how all this works.   What kind of people will you

The Resume of Julianna

Given the tough economy and the fact that she is almost 4, it is time for Julianna to start working on building her professional career.  This process starts with a solid resume.  Some information has been redacted to protect her competitive advantage related with starting “so early”. Julianna Age: Almost 4 Email address: Have your