The End Of School

School has been cancelled for the remainder of the school year in Illinois. Plenty of other states had already declared this outcome for their students, so it was kind of a “wait until they officially tell us” moment. My kids seem to be fine with it. Me, I’m a bit more emotional about it. It … Continue reading The End Of School

Locking It Down

It’s day “I’ve lost count” of the Coronavirus lockdown. The kids and I don’t go anywhere we don’t have to. We were running low on milk and fruit, so Zoe drove us to the grocery store a few days ago. She got her driving permit at the end of February. Which was lucky now that … Continue reading Locking It Down

Becoming A Teen

Our baby became a teenager on Sunday. Every parent goes through the same grieving process when their child is no longer a tot.  Where is that cherub-faced, sweet-smelling, chubby-armed baby?  She was just here sitting on my lap last week drooling onto my arm, right? Teens are a whole other entity...an emerging presence who has … Continue reading Becoming A Teen