The other day I picked my 11-year-old son up from 6th grade, as I do most days. He was moving slow and the look on his face said the day wasn’t spectacular. He plopped down in the seat with...
There have been a lot of big changes going on in our house in recent months.  My son got his first job. He learned to drive and got his license. He had his first girlfriend and first heartbreak. This fall,...
Here’s what I realized this morning… As moms of teenage boys, many of us are going through our own hormonal changes at the same time our babies are becoming men. The result is a whole lot of mixed emotions...
Today, I was at King Soopers doing my normal weekly grocery run. I was alone; my husband was at home and my 16-year-old son at work.  Near the bakery, I saw a man with his son. His son was decked...
My time with her is dwindling. It’s dwindling fast! Last week, we bought a senior parking pass. This week, she pressed “submit” on her first college application and just hours later we stepped foot onto her first campus visit....
I sat on the floor at home, snapping Legos together, not knowing quite what I was building.  My son sat across from me, building as well, and talking away about his day.  As we sat there chatting, my mind...
Tonight was like most weeknights at our house – busy!  Getting kids home from school just in time to get them back out the door; one to volleyball practice and one to jiu jitsu open mat.  With both kids...
One of the best parts of parenthood is learning from our children. Even though they are young and lack a lot of life experience, we can learn so much from them! Here are some of the best things my...
I’ve only been a mom to a teenager for two years, but it has made me believe that our teens need us just as much as our tots do… or maybe even more.  Sure, we don’t spend nearly as much...
Gone are the days of hiding eggs, visiting the Easter Bunny and wearing plaid pastel ties. My son isn’t into any of that anymore, but we still celebrate together. I continue to make an Easter basket for him, but...

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