Boys will be Boys

He better drive a lot slower than 55…!

June 4, 2015
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Yesterday my youngest son earned his driver’s license. This makes me very happy, horribly nervous and proud. But mostly nervous. My son is wonderful. He really is! He is smart. He is polite. He is a tremendous athlete. And he is also a moronic 16 year old boy. It’s the last part that scares the […]

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How not to raise a jerk kid.

March 10, 2015
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I love this. I don’t love that children are becoming narcissistic ego maniacs, but I love that the phenomenon is being acknowledged. For years we battled this beast with the oldest. Narcissism was one of the few diagnosis’ that seemed to stick as we roamed from doctor to doctor. We learned early on the dangers of what […]

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The Highs and Lows of Sibling Rivalry

October 19, 2014
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This High School thing…I don’t want to say we were dreading it the second time around but our oldest made it hard to have hope in the situation. The four years we spent confined to that campus felt like a prison sentence. Nothing was easy. From grades to carpool he fought us every step of […]

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Another Side to the Hobby Lobby Verdict

July 2, 2014
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I’m going to chime in on the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby ruling because  it’s my job to put my spin on todays hot topics, plus I know you are dying to hear my perspective. Maybe. But probably my take is just going to piss you off. Anyways, I’m not going to get into details of how […]

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Happy 15th Birthday Andrew!

June 2, 2014
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              15. Today this guy turns 15. Wow. He’s come a long way since the day we got him. Out of all his accomplishments I’d say his perseverance is one I’m most proud of. He’s fought through a severe speech delay, social issues, learning delays, medical crap and family […]

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A Sad Day.

May 27, 2014
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My heart breaks for all the victims of the UCSB tragedy. Words cannot even begin to express my thoughts on what happened. It’s senseless. The kid, the killer, there are so many things that need to happen in perfect order for someone to react to all the red flags he exhibited. They may seem big […]

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The End of Swim Season…

May 25, 2014
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Last night officially ended Andrew’s inaugural high school swim season. It was bitter sweet. So glad we don’t have to do anymore 4:30am practices, but sad to see it come to an end. As a parent, this season has provided so much growth as an athlete and as a young man. he was literally pushed […]

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Happy Birthday Frankie!

May 18, 2014
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Happy 19th birthday Frankie! I look back over the past twelve years and its hard to believe that much time has passed. It seems like just yesterday you were a little squirt climbing up the door ways and taking off down the street in reckless abandon to get Halloween candy. Since day one you have […]

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That’s a Wrap!

May 4, 2014
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On Saturday Andrew finished up his inaugural high school swim season. It was a great season and Andrew learned so much about himself in the process. High School sports are a strange beast. Competitive. Grueling. Fun. Andrew started off not really sure who he was an as athlete. Even his coaches had trouble defining his goals and […]

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Responsibility? He has it, I do not.

March 27, 2014
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Yesterday I was ready to take a break from my spring cleaning and asked Andrew if he wanted to watch a mid-day movie with me, he said he couldn’t because he had too much to do. He had to take a safety test for Civil Air Patrol, iron his dress blues and get his calendar […]

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