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Signing books

As you probably know by now, I wrote a book about Kalisha and our 30 years of day-to-day life and experiences.

Down with team snacks

It’s 9:42 on a Saturday morning and he’s just finished an hour-long basketball practice/game. We got him up in time to feed him at home: cereal, banana, milk to drink.

The high school reunion

So I'm heading back to the East Coast for my high school reunion this weekend. It's been at least 10 years since I've seen any of my high school classmates in person.

A place of my own

Kalisha has expressed a desire to live in an apartment of her own for several years. She will talk about it for a while and then forget it. But it always comes up again at some point in time.

'Eye' worry, cause I'm a mom

I was sitting in the stands cheering on my soccer babe when I watched a ball come straight at her face. She didn’t duck. WHY didn’t she DUCK!

Weather or not

This week it’s all sunshine and shorts weather. Last week I couldn’t decide if the kids needed sandals or boots, jackets or tank tops. 

The nerd girl

My daughter is flying her nerd flag proudly these days.

What moms do

A new mom has taken up residence on my porch and I can’t help but be a little bit inspired by her.

Not Super-Mom, but super-TIRED-mom

It was one of those days. The kind of day where you are so tired you can’t really think straight.

Cashing that paycheck

Kalisha recently received her first paycheck from Parkview Field. She was thrilled and, of course, already had in mind what she wanted to purchase.