Posts Tagged: growing up

Why My Teens Can’t Get a Job

17Dec2016 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

I’m venting tonight because I can, and because I know that I am not the only parent who has dealt with this particular set of problems. You know what makes my blood boil? Teenagers who beg you to let them get a job somewhere, but then only halfway do their work around the house. (Don’t… Read more »

A First Homecoming

29Oct2016 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

Sitting out under the stars, waiting for Eli’s homecoming dance to end, I feel completely out of place. Dozens of much older-looking teens mill about in their Sunday best, making me feel even less like I belong here. My son is just a freshman. Fourteen years old. He doesn’t look like these young adults yet…. Read more »

Look Good for You? No Thanks.

18Nov2015 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

I Googled, and was surprised that I couldn’t find another mom blogger venting about this stupid, stupid song! What is up with that, Moms? I’m not even going to link it, but it’s called “Look Good for You” by Selena Gomez. Any time I hear it, my brain melts into a puddle of lava that… Read more »

Missing My Middles

8Jun2015 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

It’s stunning how quiet a house becomes when its number of children is reduced by half. These two cuties, my “middle littles”, are in another state this week on an inner-city mission trip with our church’s youth group. I hear that they’re having fun, but man, I miss those smiles. It’s just so…quiet around here…. Read more »


20Mar2013 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

I’ve been experiencing a bit of a bedtime conundrum when it comes to Mr. Jonah. He’s almost three-and-a-half, and stopped taking naps around the age of two. So I’d gotten used to him being exhausted come bedtime, and falling asleep within a few minutes of our lying down together. Yes, I still lay down with… Read more »