Ryan has spent the winter playing both street and ice hockey on separate teams. We debated whether the commitment would lead to over-scheduling but have mostly avoided conflict. The few times the schedules overlapped, we chose ice hockey, based on the logic that ice hockey costs a lot more. If we let Ryan choose, there […]Read more "The Right Choice"
When did I get so old? My youngest — my youngest! — graduated from elementary school last week, and the impact of that hit me like a ton of bricks. I am the parent of TWO middle-schoolers. Ryan is two years away from entering high school. Don’t get me started on that particular bit of […]Read more "Saying Goodbye to Elementary School"
It’s been a rough stretch in our little household. Though the last few days have been (relatively) calmer, this recent period has been marked by wild emotional swings, arguments too many to count, and yelling and fighting in abundance. It has been one of those time periods that makes Veronica and I ask often, “Why […]Read more "In Need of a Reminder"