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Empty Nest – Week 5?

Could it be the end of  Empty Nest Syndrome?   This past weekend we had a chance to hang out with the boys.  We met them in Leesburg, VA for a wedding (my niece, their cousin).  It was a fun event,… Continue Reading →

Colors

Doing laundry the other day I realized how much of my wardrobe is devoted to kids’ sports.  Between high school volleyball and soccer, club soccer and the Richmond Volleyball Club, I have a lot of T-shirts and sweatshirts to “represent”. … Continue Reading →

The Season that Wasn’t

Today we got our high school soccer gear.  T-shirts, a couple polo shirts and a quarter zip for me.  And new this year, hats! We stocked up prior to the season so we could be fully decked out to support… Continue Reading →

Traffic Lessons

Perhaps the most important lesson from driving in traffic is “Don’t live your life like a driver in traffic”.  I remember an old joke that if you wake up looking like the picture on your driver’s license you should go… Continue Reading →

Accepting No

A couple weeks ago my oldest and I were leaving the volleyball club.  It was a Sunday evening and there was a couple open courts on our way out toward the exit.  He asked if we could stop for a… Continue Reading →

Perspective

If you follow pro football this season you may know the New England Patriots performed some trickery during the playoffs.  Against the Ravens, they confused the Baltimore defense by declaring certain unassuming players eligible to go down field.  This resulted… Continue Reading →

Delayed Gratification

I have to admit that I am more than a little surprised at the appearance of mobile game commercials on television.  These games have become so prevalent (and apparently profitable) that they now have commercials on channels and programs that… Continue Reading →

Saving Memories

While I don’t have any exact numbers, I feel safe in assuming a large percentage of the video cameras sold are purchased by new parents.  When you are expecting, you buy a camera and record all the “firsts”, and “seconds”… Continue Reading →

My son won’t sit near me and I am Thrilled!!

My son doesn’t want to sit near me.  He doesn’t want to ride in the car with me.  He hardly notices I am even there.  And I am thrilled!! I mentioned in my tryouts post that my oldest tried out… Continue Reading →

Tryouts are Trying Times

With the beginning of the school year has come fall sports tryouts.  We aren’t very good at staying uninvolved or uncaring around tryouts.  We get a little too emotionally attached to what our kids want.  I admit it- guilty as… Continue Reading →

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