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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Summer Vacation Last week, my son Jake and I took our annual summer vacation to Georgia to visit with my Dad. The highlight of the trip was the day we traveled to Atlanta to watch the Atlanta Braves. It’s been years since I saw the Braves play. And to be honest, I hardly catch any … Continue reading

Better late than never

Better late than never

Happy LATE Mother’s Day! Yeah, I know it was last weekend. With my new posting schedule (I’m only posting on Fridays now), I realized that I technically missed doing a Mother’s Day post. But it was such a good day that I had to share this with you guys. First, my son Jake wrote me … Continue reading

Five Things I’ll Teach My Son

Five Things I’ll Teach My Son

Neighbor chat The other day I was unloading groceries from my car and my neighbor walked by with her dog and started to chat. She lives a few doors down and her dog is friends with my dog Winston. We chatted about our dogs and the recent rumblings about the neighbor down the block that … Continue reading

Both Sides Now

Both Sides Now

Last month I read a post from fellow Yeah Write blogger Outlaw Mama called Overheard in the Carpool Line. Her post was about the things moms say to each other about other moms.  I commented because the stuff she talked about, happened to me. I was the mom they were talking about. I’m a working … Continue reading

Little Talks

Little Talks

A Brief Update Just a bit of an update about my Yelling Less Project. I’m doing a better job at controlling my yelling since I posted the Starting Over update. With the exception of the occasional “Why don’t I hear the water running?” things I scream when he’s upstairs messing around (does that count since … Continue reading

Fourth Grade Footnotes

Fourth Grade Footnotes

We just finished our first week of Fourth Grade. The higher the grade is, the easier it is to send my son Jake back to school. I remember crying that first of kindergarten (that was me crying, not him). The first day of school was this past Monday. I felt like I could tear up … Continue reading

Start all over again

Start all over again

When my blogger friend Kate of Did That Just Happened posted this comment, I didn’t know what to say: I came searching your blog to see how the “no yelling” thing was going – I’ve been reading a blog of a few others that are doing Orange Rhino, and it sounds basically like the same … Continue reading

I Don’t Know Where I’m Gonna Go

I Don’t Know Where I’m Gonna Go

Lately I feel like I’m living in a Jimmy Buffett song when I talk to my son Jake. The conversations usually go something like this: Me: Why did you slide into that pile of pillows when I told you not to play baseball in the house? Jake: I don’t know. Me: How do you not … Continue reading