Category Parenting


Best intentions. Yep! I intended to write a blog series about my life as a Fantasy Football Mom, and actually, I meant to write blog posts about a lot of things. In all fairness, I have spent countless hours composing stories in my head. I do my best work while jogging with my two dogs […]

Trudy’s Tale: The Value of Pet Ownership

We Americans love our pets! By 2020, we will spend roughly $96 billion dollars on our four-legged companions. When I reflect on this number and think about the money spent on the three dogs living in my household (Trudy, Moose, Polly), I have to admit, I am guilty of contributing my fair share towards this […]

“Slipping Through My Fingers”

While taking down Christmas decorations today, I thought I would make the dreaded process more palatable by playing the Mama Mia soundtrack while I worked.  All was going splendidly and my dance moves were on point when the ABBA song, “Slipping Through My Fingers” started to play.  A lump formed in my throat as I […]

The Language Lesson

Life has a funny way of teaching us lessons. Most recently, I learned an important lesson through a most unlikely source, my dog, Moose. Let me explain. As my sons neared and entered their teenage years, I have had a nagging feeling in my heart. I know, it is normal and necessary for my sons […]