I am a mother of a tween

Today my first born is 11-years-old. Geez, how did I get to be a mother of a tween? It may be cliché but, seriously? Her birthday cake of choice: Angel Food Cake (high altitude recipe here) Ever try to bake an Angel Food Cake from scratch? It is a high maintenance cake. And hell if... Continue Reading →

December Daily | Twenty-six, Cookie Party

7 little girls. 50 cookies. 8 tubs of icing. Lots and lots of sprinkles. Lots of creativity. More is always better. The girls made candy too, because cookies aren't enough of a sugar rush. More than a little taste testing.

The weekend is always better with cake!

It's a long 4-day weekend for the girls with no school on Friday and Monday. And it started with a bang! Alex had major girl drama with her BFF. They are only 10 & 11; how much drama could there be? Hurtful words were exchanged, feelings were hurt, cell phones were taken. Then, at parent-teacher... Continue Reading →

Oh, why is she in a hurry to grow up?

Ten years ago I almost gave birth in the hospital parking lot. Flashback to a few hours earlier that morning: I wasn't even sure if I was in labor. I had to crack open my copy of "What to expect when you're expecting" to check my symptoms. And check it again. Thankfully I made it... Continue Reading →

A Halloween Birthday Party

My little Park E. Bear is turning 5 years old this week. Hard to believe...isn't it always? She is such a funny little character. She is a sponge which means she absorbs every little "bad" word I say, then repeats it. She is a kissy bear too; always giving me kisses. This year Parker proclaimed... Continue Reading →

and she turns nine…

    I have a nine-year old daughter. Nine. Most days it's hard to believe. Other days it's hard to believe she is only nine. She thinks she is old enough to have a cell phone. She thinks everyone has to knock, and she has to say "come in", before they can enter her bedroom.... Continue Reading →

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