Life in the Mom Lane: Toddlers vs. Locks, Part II

The other week we were gathered in the kitchen after dinner – me, hubby, Big Dude, Little Man and my in-laws. My father-in-law stepped into the garage to take some food to the overflow refrigerator and shut the door behind him. (Little Man is lightning fast and LOVES to play out there.) Well, it turns…

Life in the Mom Lane: Toddlers vs. Locks, Part I

When Big Dude was two, he did not speak much. In fact, he talked so little that we ended up in speech therapy for an evaluation. During that evaluation, the therapist gave him a set of keys (real keys) and observed his actions with them. At one point she turned her attention to me for some additional…

Writer Meme Monday: Me, Explained

This picture explains so much, right? Some time ago, I came across a social media post by a NY Times best-selling author. Her daughter had received an evaluation from her teacher with remarks about the girl’s tendency to daydream. She took a picture of the evaluation and posted it with her response! The author-mother applauded her daughter,…

Friday Fictioneers: Of Kings and Corals

  Jason stopped mid-stride. “Is that a king or a coral snake?” “Red and black means a friendly Jack.” “Don’t be an ass, Drake. No snake is friendly. Answer the question.” “Red and yellow will kill a fellow.” “Well, that thing has red touching black and red touching yellow. So which is it?” Drake shrugged.…