Maddie

Six Years and Counting

Dear Maddie, Congrats, darling!  It’s your sixth birthday, and while I know your festivities have been a little spread out this year, and your sister being sick has sort of complicated the focus of your day, I do want you to know that we’re really excited to able to celebrate, in however limited a fashion,(…)

The End of the Beginning:  Kindergarten Wrap Up

The End of the Beginning: Kindergarten Wrap Up

Whew, it’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks, but as most of my (very small, trust me) social media circle knows, Maddie finished up Kindergarten last week.  That’s right, folks–it’s all over but the crying (a role that has been largely taken over by the 2yo lately…Wheeeee!).  Honestly, can I just say that her being(…)

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(…)

Mom Confessions: Am I Holding My Kid Back?

Sometimes, I feel like the world’s least supportive mom.  No, really.  It’s time for another of my Mom Confessions. Okay, so here’s the deal:  Yesterday, Maddie and I are walking home from school, and she’s all excited because there’s going to be an all-school talent show, and she’s going to try out and play the(…)