In My Daughter’s Eyes i’m gonna Sing, Sing, Sing on the Chattanooga Choo Choo with Teenage Daughters

How are we already halfway through November? How?! Only a week-and-a-half to Thanksgiving – I love this time of year. Yesterday (well, today if you’re reading this Sunday evening) was Princess Nagger’s birthday. She turned thirteen! How on god’s green … Continue reading

Diminishing Innocence of Youth – Still Looking for the ‘Pause’ Button

Today is Princess Nagger’s last day of school, last day of 5th Grade. Where has the time gone?! Since she is going to a school where ‘Elementary’ is Kindergarten through 6th Grade (like it was when I was a kid, … Continue reading

Princess Nagger’s 9th Birthday – Part 1

Birthdays are a fun thing to celebrate.  Especially when you’re trying to make the final single-digit birthday extra special for one Princess Nagger.  On the eve of her ninth birthday, Princess Nagger and I made cupcakes for her class – … Continue reading

Final Pre-Tween Birthday

Yesterday was jam-packed action-filled from 5:30am until late last night with hurried birthday preparations from baking cupcakes to wrapping presents to make sure today starts off right.  So much so that I didn’t have a chance to sit down and … Continue reading

Once Upon A Time, the Hairdresser Debacle and Planning a Very Angry Bird Birthday

After five solid days (and nights) of no internet, cable or phone, it’s been so nice to be connected, though I’m feeling a little discombobulated on how behind I am on everything.  Crazy.  So this week I’ve decided to hit … Continue reading

Princess Nagger and the World’s Largest Origami Macaw

Princess Nagger has been having a lot of fun making origami critters lately – she taught herself how to do it by watching tutorials On Demand, and scads of YouTube videos.  Every-other-day she fashions a new one, with whatever scrap … Continue reading