Jackson 9.0

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 scramble […]

Why Me?

Why,me?

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 […]

The Boogie Men

BoogieMen

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 […]

Wrestling with Typical

WrestlingwithTypical

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 […]

Picture Imperfect

PictureImperfect

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:  (1) Saturday morning would be freezing cold […]