firsts

Party of One: My Movie Date with Me

If you think back about six months, you’ll recall that in January, I made some splendid plans for this year.  Some of them have gone swimmingly, and some of them, like my resolution to learn to bake a pie in March sank like a rock.  (For the record, I’m still planning to do it sometime this(…)

She’s So Damn Talented! Maddie’s First Solo Performance

She’s So Damn Talented! Maddie’s First Solo Performance

Ugh, you guys.  Can you let you in on a little secret?  I used to think that people who moaned and complained about the end of the school year were just being melodramatic.  Yeah…they weren’t.  It is insane, and I can only imagine this multiplies exponentially as the age of your child increases.  There’s just sooooo(…)

4 Miles and 43 Minutes Later:  My First Race

4 Miles and 43 Minutes Later: My First Race

If you’ll all recall back in January, I made running ALL OF the KC Track Club’s St. Patrick’s Day 4 Mile Run one of my resolutions for 2014.  Well…Saturday was race day. To begin with, you should know that while it may technically have been a “race,” I was by no means “racing.”  My goal(…)

“Real” Parenting Moments: Our First Parent-Teacher Conference

Remember my fears about faking parenting?  Well, tonight, it got real.  We had our first honest-to-goodness, state-sponsored parent-teacher conference.  I mean, we’d attended conferences with Maddie’s preschool teachers, but this is elementary school.  We’re talking report cards, metrics, a record that follows you through the system.  Hell, there was even an ad for an ACT prep course(…)