Category: family strife

Swim Team Teen Style

My teen has been on the swim team since a teeny tiny 2nd grader. She wore almost the same size swim suit as her 5-year-old sister. Then and now she is skin and bones. Hates cold water. The swimming pool…

Is a Hotel a Home?

Home means something different for everyone. Is home a house you have lived in since you were a newborn newly brought home from the hospital? Or, is home the place you lived for a short while. Can a home be…

5 Tips for Photographing Toddlers

FireMom over at StopDropandBlog posted about photographing toddlers. Her post brought back a flood of memories of some great and not-so-great experiences photographing our children. I made a decision early on with my oldest to have regular photographs taken. Since…

Christmas Lite

As every other mommy blogger out there, I have posted about stress and the holidays. But, what am I doing to ease my stress (thanks to my friends at http://blog.parentbloggers.com for the suggestion): – Minimizing the decorations inside and out.…

Momtourage Post

Just had a post accepted at Momtourage on discussions with my 7th grader regarding appropriate clothing…check it out: http://www.momtourage.com/mommoments/StoryPage/0,,dhdwl8c2,00.html

On My Own

Today is my first day in a couple of weeks home alone with the three kids. Prior to this Husband was home or we had our regularly scheduled swim practice. It’s 10:13 a.m. Everyone has a had a drink, but…

Back from the Beach

So, we–or should I say I–survived the beach. The hotel was a pleasant change from the cramped condo. There are too any of us and some of us don’t get along all that well. The 5 day break was just…