Project Gene Assist Book 2, The Watch & Wand – You always have a choice. Make the right one

Barring acts of God or radioactive slime beast hellbent on scaling the largest tower in my city while simultaneously leaving a swart of destruction in its wake, by this time next week, my book children will officially outnumber my human children. I am going to level with you - it hasn't been easy. When my … Continue reading Project Gene Assist Book 2, The Watch & Wand – You always have a choice. Make the right one

One foot forward – what a summer vacation can teach about determination

"Are you combing your hair with your toes?" is a question I never thought I would need to ask, but when your child is the human incarnate of a Gumby doll, I guess anything goes. My youngest, LT, has hypermobility, a condition that allows him to perform fun party tricks like the one above, but … Continue reading One foot forward – what a summer vacation can teach about determination

Contemplating success at the corner bus stop

It was my morning with the kids and their cousins. My morning to supervise them as they pulled out every toy I had so painstakingly put away just days before. My morning to ensure they reached the bus stop with backpacks and lunch sacks intact. Some mornings those tasks are easier than others. I informed … Continue reading Contemplating success at the corner bus stop

An unexpected lesson on never giving up

I elected to take AP English in my final year of high school. For those not as familiar with the American, specifically, North Carolinian education system, at least during the [decade redacted], an AP class was an advanced course you could take leading up to an exam at the end of the year which could translate … Continue reading An unexpected lesson on never giving up

Cause baby, there ain’t no mountain high enough

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC5PL0XImjw Earlier this year we introduced Her Royal Highness to water. Being that at least part of her noble ancestry can be traced to Labrador, she deemed that this introduction most pleasing (almost as pleasing as pillows, which she will tell you, remain at levels well beneath her station). Therefore, when we received an invitation to … Continue reading Cause baby, there ain’t no mountain high enough