The countdown’s on

There's now less than a week left until Amber starts kindergarten. It's coming. Ready or not. Like it or not. I'm nervous at the moment, but I'm sure that after she gets through those first few days that she'll be okay. I've said it before, and...

Happy birthday — 4 times

Amber turned 6 on Saturday, and she had quite a celebratory few days. It started last Wednesday with a dinner at Friendly's. When it came time for dessert, staff members sang the Friendly's birthday song and presented her with balloons. On Friday, she...

Starting school and turning 6

With kindergarten orientation scheduled for tonight, the fact that Amber is going to start school is starting to sink in. She went to preschool last year, but that was only two days a week. When she starts kindergarten on Aug. 31, it will be five full days a...

Moms of multiples back in news

Take a look at today's newspaper and you'll find two famed moms of multiples back in the spotlight: Kate Gosselin and Nadya "Octomom" Suleman. Kate, the mom of twins and sextuplets made popular by the TLC reality show "Jon and Kate Plus...

Biologist in the making?

I have a book in which I detail my daughter’s toddler to early school years. When Amber was 4 years old, one of the statements posed in the book for that age is, “When I grow up, I want to be …” At the time, she told me that she wanted to be...