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Reading with Tweens – My Hamilton

Reading with Tweens – My Hamilton

As parents, my husband and I have several shared goals. We want our boys to be hard workers, good friends, excellent students, play a sport and an instrument, and as an added bonus, we really want them to be theater geeks like we are. This […]

My Secret is Out

My Secret is Out

This being Pride Month and the 2-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on gay marriage, I thought it was an appropriate time to dust this one off from Spitfire Mom and repost it. Two years later I’m more than a little sad about our […]

Kids’ Summer Reading Challenge

Kids’ Summer Reading Challenge

Here we are on the first Monday of summer vacation. We’re all still in bed. The 8-year-old is still asleep (that child will be a caffeine addict before puberty hits if we’re not careful). The 11-year-old is staring at his phone, watching inane You Tube […]

Another Year Down

Another Year Down

This post about another school year passing by was lovingly first published at the SpitfireMom Society and has been annotated for a two year fast forward and move to Utah. Here I am again. Another year down. Enjoy! I can’t even believe that I’m typing these […]

Reading with Tweens – Projekt 1065

Reading with Tweens – Projekt 1065

This post contains affiliate links. I am a sucker for the Scholastic book fair. I get a little jolt of excitement when I get that email from the PTA telling me the book fair is coming. I sign up for multiple volunteering shifts. I peruse […]

Reading with Tweens

Reading with Tweens

*This post contains affiliate links.* I come from a family of readers. My grandparents, mom, aunts, uncles, and cousins all are voracious readers. Naturally when I had kids of my own, one of my deepest wishes for them is that they would inherit that same […]

Goodbye, Sam

Goodbye, Sam

Dear Sam, I never met you, but a week ago today I sat in a crowded church with your family and friends to celebrate your life. I’ve watched your mom through this process, usually from afar and sometimes up close, and I just had to tell you (although […]

Soccer Momming 101

Soccer Momming 101

I consider myself an up-and-coming professional soccer mom. Now before you go jumping to unfair conclusions about soccer momming involving helicopter-piloting, ref-abusing, World Cup-aspiring craziness, let me give you my definition of a soccer mom. The ultimate soccer mom has the ability to follow the […]