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10 things no one tells you about having children: Part 1

1. You will never be allowed to go to the bathroom alone again.

Every day is wonderful, Mom

Little Max started Pre-K this week, and took to it like a duck to water. He loves his teacher, loves the classroom, loves riding the bus. In fact, riding the bus is the best thing about his day.

School daze

If it's August (which it will be for the next 34 hours), it must be time for school in Indiana. And so far, at least, we're actually getting into something like a routine.

How long will we let kids go hungry?

I wrote a story for Fort Wayne Monthly magazine's September issue about the good folks who work with Blessings in a Backpack.

Mom's Night Out a fun time for all moms!

It's time for some self-serving, shameless promotion: Mom's Night Out is fast approaching. It's Thursday, Aug. 23, to be exact, at Ceruti's on Innovation Boulevard.

Summer camp woes

If there’s one thing I dread about summer, it’s not the crazy heat, the windstorms or even the mosquitoes. It’s trying to finesse eight weeks of no school.

Breaking glass

You know that show, "Breaking Bad"? If you gave my life a TV show title, it would probably be "Breaking Glass," because that's all that's happened at our house lately.

A budding nudist

My son, the 4 year old, is a budding nudist. He loves nothing more than to race around the house buck naked, dangly bits flying through the air.

A new bike

The birthday girl got a grown-up bike in celebration of her first decade on this Earth.

Growing taller

My kids are on the fast track to be taller than me in short (ahem) order. Emma, who recently turned 10, is well taller than I was at that age and is now up to my chin.