Today my oldest daughter had her 5th grade graduation. Let me go on record as saying I don't believe 5th grade Graduation is a real thing. You have simply attended the school you were legally required to attend. You have made no choices academically other than following directions. 5th grade graduation is really more of … Continue reading 5th Grade Graduation: Parenting, School and Decision Making
Today is a big day for my Gracie. A really big day. A huge day. A day that she has been waiting for her "whole life!" Today, finally, after 6 long arduous years of waiting, Grace will get to go on a field trip. It's finally happened. She explained the depth of her excitement to … Continue reading Waiting Her Whole Life
At the beginning of the school year I bring my school lunch A game. I have a system with bento boxes and cut up fruit and vegetables and little reusable muffin tin liners filled with hummus. The lunch notes are specific to each child and to the upcoming day. I have something inspiring to share … Continue reading The Springtime Slide
I have to be completely honest. I started the day off as excited as I've felt since I scored a touchdown at Wake Forest Football's Womens Clinic last year (Like how I casually slipped that in?) This morning I got an email letting me know that my guest blog for Triad Moms on Main was … Continue reading Hype Girl
Since my husband's job keeps him pretty busy during the season. And recruiting. And spring ball...and spring recruiting...you get the idea. He's pretty busy. We learned early on that we needed to really value the time we had together. And since our family goes through a significant chunk of the year without Nick around, we … Continue reading Skipping School: Beach Trip!
When I was an eager mom of 4 and my first sweet little girl was starting kindergarten, I pulled out the adorable fabric lunch box and packed up her favorite sandwich and fruit with a yogurt and her Hello Kitty water bottle. Before the lunchbox was ready to zip, I found a post-it note and … Continue reading Lunch Notes: Love and Post-its