Week One, Done

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She’s completed her first week of preschool. And now that Daddy’s working with the county’s education system, we’re all in school every day. Day One Dropped Lil miss off at PreK. She shrugged off my kiss, waved goodbye, and left clutching her banana. School Recaps in the mom-taxi 1. Middle School: Chemistry is great, especially […]

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B2S 2015

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It’s our annual before-back to school photo shoot. This year is pure genius! Hello bus lot. Let’s make these authentic 😄 Of course, we’re missing the fourth grade superstar who started last week and is chilling in DC right now. But we’ll improvise on a shoot for him later. And I should really include the […]

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Weening off.

She toys with a nipple between her fingers. Her eyes survey my face looking for approval. I repeat again, “no, no, no.” She cries. Large tears cascade down her cheeks. She rubs her eyes. Taps out code on the nipple, eying it, then my face with longing. She hovers close, resting her chin over her […]

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Atlantic City – Part One

Date nights for Hubs and I are far and few between. We rarely get away – are rarely alone.  With five children, including our 2.75 year old gem, it’s not easy to break away.  But I determined that we had to celebrate my birthday as a couple. I combed the Internet for deals and happened […]

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Sand and Surf

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The tides were high today, waves crashed into the rocks along the shore and carried seaweed, broken tree limbs, and assorted sea creatures onto land. The sun – less intense than in days past – still carried an intense yellow glow that cast upon us. Ri insisted on taking her shoes off, toying with the […]

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She is a bit obsessed with all things Anna (of Disney’s Frozen). Elsa? Who is that? Olaf? Well, yes, we like him, too. So mommy found a very inexpensive Anna dress and presented it to Ri. “Hannah!” she shouted, shrugging quickly out of her clothes and insisting on putting on the gown. We added her […]

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