Last day

Another school year is coming to a close. In about a half-hour (it’s 1 p.m. EST May 31, 2012), my daughter will get off of the school bus, thus sealing her second grade school year and she’ll be an official third-grader. I seriously can’t figure out...

‘Cakes with Katie

I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. Mine consisted mostly of work, including Sunday and Monday evening shifts. That in mind, my kiddos spent Sunday afternoon and evening with my parents, staying overnight. My niece joined them, turning their...

Flags with a purpose

It is Memorial Day weekend 2012, the unofficial kickoff to summer for many but a weekend to remember, reflect and give thanks for those who died to keep our country free. There won’t be any sleeping in Monday morning for me and my children. We’ll be up...

Jumping right in

Proud mom moment Wednesday evening: My daughter jumped off of the diving board before her first swimming lesson of the season concluded. Amber had taken swimming lessons as an infant and toddler. In those days, I went into the pool with her. Really, the lessons were...

Graduation nation

Preschool graduation. Kindergarten graduation. Sixth-grade graduation. Eighth-grade graduation. High school graduation. College graduation. I’ve probably missed one or two, but you get the picture. It’s that time for year of pomp and circumstance, caps and...