The Birds and The Bees

OK, last night I wrote about my daughter and I mentioned the fact that my kids are the product of the wonderful technology of infertility treatment.  Well tonight at dinner, the kids were discussing school and the beginning of the study of "The Family Unit".  To us older folks, that is old time health and the Birds and the Bees. Well Jack had a question and thought it best to ask Amelia so he did. Amelia told him that it…

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall……

   …..I am my Mother after all!  Does it ever get easier?  Will the drop dead, “I hate you” looks fade into, the long ago, “you are the best Mom ever”?  Nope. Not now and not with a teenage girl.My daughter is smart, funny and beautiful both inside and out. My kids are the products of fertility technology  and I have the scars and traumas to prove it.  Amelia tried to break out at 24 weeks. I was in Chicago for…

Peace

Peace is a funny word. People find peace in different places. With the Christmas holiday behind us and a new decade coming towards us, I thought I would simply list some things that I find peace in (or with) and I would love to hear where you find peace in return. So, I find peace:©      At the sound of my Pug Izzy snoring with my son while they sleep cheek to cheek.©      With the bounce of Amelia’s basketball when she…

O Christmas Tree…..

I love Christmas.  I love the lights, the festivities but most of all I love the Christmas Trees. I have a major fault when it comes to Christmas. I tend to get bananas over the tree. We go out in the woods and search for that perfect tree, no matter what the weather. We mock the families that go out in July, when it is warm and beautiful and stake their claim on their family tree. (weenies) We carry our old…

Is a hula-hoop a lethal weapon?

Odd question, or so it may seem but as I sit here with a fractured rib and chipped cartilage, I think maybe that seemingly innocent toy is indeed a lethal weapon.You have heard me discuss my love for the Zumba classes and I have branched out into Chisel...a high energy class using weights, bars and the exercise ball.  I have been feeling my oats so I thought I would try this new Hula-hoop class.  It started out quite well and…