Kid Questionaire

7 years ago I asked the kids a series of questions…. I thought it would be fun to ask them the same questions again 7 years later!   Asked to Carsten 1. What is something mom always says to you? Age 7- I love you. Age 14- You look cute. 2. What makes mom happy? … More Kid Questionaire


Talking to a 14 year old is like trying to have a conversation with someone who speaks only Japanese, and is very old, and has no memory or patience and also doesn’t like speaking to people EVER. Yesterday I was folding laundry, minding my own business, when Carsten walks out of her room and into … More Communication


Cody texted me today,  Told Carsten I would get a Minecraft server working for her birthday but it’s far more complicated that I thought and I’m not sure if I’ll actually be able to do it. Advice? So, I climbed the stairs and walked into his room to have an actual conversation.  But it didn’t … More Uhhhhh…. 

Drop Off #1

Surprisingly, considering her initial reluctance, Carsten was pretty positive and excited all day today. I think it helped her to know she was just going to camp for a few days and not a full week. We went out for a big breakfast this morning, to celebrate my neighbor’s birthday, and we didn’t get home … More Drop Off #1


I loved summer camp as a kid. Every summer I went to Camp Chetek, to a bible camp. (Yes. Me at a bible camp. HA!). I remember calling home and begging my Mom to let me stay another week, thinking I was SO lucky that she let me stay. Now I realize she probably hung … More Camp

Cody’s turn…

Once your child turns 18 and is about to leave for college, your ability to control them is very limited. I’m lucky that Cody always tells me where he is, and asks my permission for most things, but not today. GAH! Nice subject change at the end there…. let’s just ignore the hysteria and talk … More Cody’s turn…