Category Archives: Senior year/Graduation

Two years ago my daughter was about to leave the nest. The soft, feathered, built-painstakingly-by-hand nest I’d created for her since the moment I knew she existed. Fine, her father helped…but still. I knew I needed to tell her all the things before she left, but didn’t feel like I needed to write one of the […]

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I used to like to think I was crafty. When my girls were little I’d pull out the old-school, gritty construction paper, felt squares, yarn, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners every now and again for distraction. Problem was, I was always left with really ugly shit that I had to display proudly on my walls […]

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I almost hesitated to write this post for fear of over-saturation on the subject. But then I remembered this was my blog, and remembered the very definition of the word blog, and was like, suck it! I’m over-saturating all over this shit. (BTW, I have no idea what that means and apologize for going all […]

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Yesterday was my daughter’s last day of high school. I’d like to tell you I spent the day reminiscing and going through old photos and school papers while drinking mimosas and wiping away beautiful tears, but that’s not true. Well, most of it’s not true. This +1 button tells Google you liked what you’ve read. […]

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Yesterday I had a conversation with my 13-year-old where, in the span of about eight minutes, all these phrases came out of her mouth: “I wish it was summer already.”“I wish we didn’t have to go back home tonight.”“I wish I could wear short shorts to school.”“I wish the graduation ceremony wasn’t three hours.”“I wish […]

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How many teenagers does it take to break a papasan chair? After the all-night after prom party we hosted Saturday night, I now know. (Three in case you were wondering.) In the immortal words of Lionel Richie, those kids partied…karamu-ed…fiesta-ed…forever. All. Night. Long. Actually, that’s not entirely true. There were moments when I was a […]

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This is how I’ve been living my life since September. Parents of current or former high school seniors will understand. While it’s true that I’ve spent the past two or three years (over)thinking this time in our lives, nothing I imagined could have prepared me for how fast it came flying at — and by […]

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Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it. Most of you know that I didn’t really say that. This guy gets the credit for those words of wisdom. But although the words might not be mine, the sentiment is something that I’ve been feeling full […]

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When your kids are little you never think the day will come when they’ll actually leave home. Sure, you joke about it, as in “One day when you’re gone I’m turning your room into a crafting paradise and getting rid of your cat” or you might wistfully imagine a day when there’s not empty glasses, dirty […]

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