Conversations with Carsten

Carsten went to my sister’s house for a few days. Our main form of communication is texting, which is frustrating sometimes! So, I decided to mess with her a little… (my texts are in blue) Looks like the joke’s on me! She was actually enjoying our conversation! HA!

What is love?

Love is wearing a stinky face mask for 20 mins because your daughter wants to get a facial with you and actually taking pictures of said activity and sharing it on the interweb. Now you know that my secret for staying so darn cute is wearing a clay face mask that makes me look like … More What is love?


So, what do you do when you lose your leverage?  Because I am completely baffled. All of Cody’s life we have heard teacher after teacher tell us how smart he was.  But, it was always like this: “Cody is very smart, however he doesn’t apply himself.” or “Cody is very smart and does very well in … More Leverage


So, Carsten is a tween now.  Tweens are more challenging than I remember.  Or maybe tween girls are more challenging than tween boys?  Or maybe I am just OLD. Recently Carsten decided to give a little neighbor girl a makeover.  She considers herself an expert on all things beauty now…. evidenced by her make up,hair … More Tween’ing


You know what people don’t tell you? That having children will break your heart into a million pieces. Or that sometimes, your kids will actually laugh at you WHILE they are breaking your heart into a million pieces. I knew that when I was a teenager, I did things to my parents, at times I … More Blah


  Last week was a pretty big week for me….  my son started his senior year in high school. The first day of school I was an irrational mess.  By mid-afternoon I was sitting on my son’s bed, staring at the ceiling and crying because I never got him a ceiling fan.  Yes.  An effin’ … More Lasts


Sleepovers Mar 2, ’07 11:05 PM for Mel ‘s friends and Mel ‘s family Last night Carsten had her first slumber party. Her little friend C was turning six, and she had a princess party. So, off Carsten went with her princess sleeping bag and princess pillow and princess pajamas. She even picked out princess … More Sleepovers