16 05, 2016

Jackson 9.0

2018-10-08T15:53:49+00:00By |Birthdays, Parenting, Siblings, Write On!|

    photography by Alison Frank   The last time I sat down to write, I could hear beautiful noises from across the hall. You were in your room, making crashing and exploding sounds to animate a war between Ironman and a Transformer. Starsceam, I think. You spied me tapping at my keyboard, then bounded toward me- all one-hundred pounds of you. I [...]

23 09, 2014

Why Me?

2018-10-08T15:54:06+00:00By |Parenting, Rants, Siblings, Write On!|

We all have those moments (ok sometimes minutes or hours or days) when we ask ourselves “Why me?”  Sometimes the question comes in the form of “@*%& WHY ME???!!!!!!!” and I totally get that.  My most recent “Why me?” moment? Only my kid would wake up thirty minutes before we were to have our holiday photos taken with the worst [...]

2 03, 2011

The Boogie Men

2018-10-08T15:54:29+00:00By |Birthdays, Parenting, Siblings, Write On!|

I am pretty sure I have already mentioned how hard it is for someone like me to raise someone like J.R.  I think I am easy to please (my husband's wallet may strongly object to that statement) and it doesn't take much to turn me on.  Really!   Just noticing double Box Tops for Education rewards at the grocery store can [...]

15 01, 2011

Wrestling with Typical

2018-10-08T21:17:52+00:00By |Parenting, Siblings, Write On!|

Let me tell you a little bit about my typical three and a half year old, Jackson.  What a nut. When I picked him up from school yesterday I asked him what he ate for lunch and his response was “fart pizza.”  He was so impressed with his own joke that he laughed hysterically for the entire ride home (and [...]

8 11, 2010

Picture Imperfect

2018-10-08T15:54:30+00:00By |Holidays, Parenting, Siblings, Write On!|

a rare pic of my children sharing the same space Trying to be on the ball for once this year, I scheduled a holiday photo session for this past Saturday.  Like most South Floridians who live in total denial that the weather will dip below 85, I waited until Friday morning to come to terms with these facts:  [...]