Four Hens and a Rooster

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I cannot believe that I’m sitting here writing this. As of 1:42pm today, we will tip the scales and have more teens than tweens in our house.  I am the mom to TWO teens and ONE tween. Sigh. And I’m this close to being a basket case. Today is Sydney’s 13th birthday. Seriously. Weren’t we just here last year?? May 14th never phased me before 2001. The weird thing is that 2001 ended up being a bizarrely intense year in ourmore

I performed my first musical at the age of 10. It was the role of Ngana in South Pacific at the Barn Dinner Theatre and from that moment on, I was hooked. I went on to perform in a few other shows and then for two years in high school, I was part of an elite theatre company at Weaver Center in Greensboro where we performed on average, 10 productions a year. There were quite a few of us thatmore

Parents are always proud of their kids. It’s our right to brag about what they do and it’s a good friend (or friends!) who listens as you take your turn. Of course, you have to be on the listening end as well. While I’ve never been in the camp of praising kids for every single thing they do “YAY!! You got up this morning!!”, I also believe that you need to praise them when they really DO something great.  And thatmore

The Great Gonzo posted a prompt on Facebook last week that she was thinking about doing the #100HappyDays challenge and I said “I’m in if you’re in” and so, we’re on our quest. I love the chance to take time in my day to find at least one thing that I’m happy about. Truth is,  I’m happy about a lot but this just makes it more fun! Just so there’s no confusion over the Gonzos. This is NOT the Gonzomore

Natural Relief from Seasonal Congestion I love Spring.. it’s so great to see the tiny buds popping up on the plants and the trees. It’s like watching color creeping up slowly until it finally EXPLODES into a huge pool of color. And living in NC is quite possibly one of the most spectacular places to be in Spring.  The Rooster and I are pretty fortunate in that our seasonal suffering is mild compared to most people. My eyes will get amore

Little Mama had some surgery last week and being the dutiful (and only) daughter, I was right by her side to see her through it. It was also the first time she’s had anything major happened since before my  dad passed which means I was the one “in charge”.  When my dad was alive he was a classic type-a person. There was never a time when he wasn’t in charge of every situation and he was always the one thatmore

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