115 Wednesdays: #101 First Week of School

First week of 11th grade has it’s own realities that set in after a while… I will never have another first week of school for 11th grade, so here are some of the highlights I want to remember… — Photo above taken around 10pm. We’re both...

115 Wednesdays: #102 First Day of School

It’s not really the first day of school because I’ve long given up on those photos. Too much pressure, not enough time, clothes not right, lunch not made, hurry up and smile. OMG. I wish first day of school photos were illegal. So this is a 5th day of...

3 Ways to Kill Your Relationship With Your Teen

  Recently, a friend on Facebook posted a link to a blog post titled, “5 Rules for Every Teenager.” These were 5 well intended, authoritarian rules along the lines of “I pay for your phone so it’s basically mine to do with as I please (cut...

115 Wednesdays: #103 Soul Wrenching Send Offs

This week is a week of sending off soul children to college. Jordan met Kait and Antonio this summer and since they were 18, and I was convinced they were going to make a bee line for the nearest party with my one and only son in tow, I wanted to at least say hello...

115 Wednesdays: #104 Cancelling Summer Vacation

  There are no books, rules or how to lists when cancelling summer vacation . There are no research studies on the long term effects, how likely your child(ren) will end up in therapy over the disappointment, or how much you will probably regret the decision in...

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