Life and Death

It had been a couple days since I had heard or seen Jackson’s girl hamster named Marvin.  The last time was when we had cleaned her cage.  But usually we see her at bedtime, poking her nose out and having a snack. I got concerned.  Concerned that she may have escaped.  It was the only […]

Single Parenting

The Man is away for a work conference in Niagara Falls for six days. I miss him. It’s not because it’s difficult being a temporary single parent.  I find that’s its not too different when you are The Mom. There are many times when your spouse is around but not available, so you are the […]

Battling the Universe.

I have jumped back on the band wagon of  focusing on me  exercise.  It seems that I go through spurts of different interests and spurts of looking out for my health.  Hmm, just like the kids go through spurts of different foods that they like. Oh, so that’s where they get it from. Heh. I get […]

Wednesdays of a Few Words: Hello Spring? Are you there?

Hello Spring, Are you there Spring?  It’s me, the Mama of this Monkee family. We really have missed you and would really like it if you were not so shy.  Our family loves it when you are bold!  We LOVE the warmer weather and sunshine, that way my son could wear shorts all day.  I am tired […]

Movie Review: The Lorax is Seuss-tastical!

Just in time for spring break, The Lorax is a classic seussical story that combines the fun, clever rhymes of Dr. Seuss with a wonderful lesson  that resonates with green-living aware families of today. Seventh Generation, an environmentally friendly product line, has partnered with Universal Studios to bring the Lorax’s message that is in tune […]

The P’s of Pick-up

Drop-off and pick-up at a school of over eight hundred has it’s challenges.  I would rather be late for Easton’s preschool, than to have to battle the traffic that jams up our elementary school’s  parking lot and drop-off lanes. Every so often, we have an important appointment that forces me to drive and pick up […]