All across the country high school seniors are anxiously awaiting their acceptance notices from colleges and universities. My daughter is one of those seniors. She has spent four years in high school studying hard to keep her GPA high, playing sports, joining clubs and taking part in all aspects of high school life to build…
My oldest daughters have officially entered into the dating age. I have dreaded this time, but knew that sooner or later it was coming.
When I was married Saturday was our date night. We would always have a sitter and go out and spend time together.
I have these moments when something happens and it hits me that this is something that I want to write about. The children joke with me and say that when I have those lightbulb moments, they know that they are in for a life lesson speech.
The topic of tattoos recently came up over dinner the other night at my house. My oldest daughter, Loughlin, who just turned 18, was telling me that she wanted to get one. I immediately told her absolutely not and that I would not allow it as long as she lives under my roof.
When my children were young I would throw some of the most amazing birthday parties. Every year I would throw six fun birthday parties, one for each child with a theme, decorations, and activities. 20 years later I still bump into to parents and children who share their memories of the Newsome kids’ birthday parties.…
I once read a statistic that a woman in her mid-forties has a better chance of being hit on the head by falling space debris, bitten by a King Cobra or being struck by lightning than she does of ever finding true love again. Let’s just say that reading that statistic has stuck with me…
When I was pregnant with my first child, I read every pregnancy and parenting book I could get my hands on.
My brother and his wife are expecting their first baby any day now. Every time the phone rings I hold my breath and hope that it’s my brother calling to tell me that his wife, Julie, is in labor and that my new little niece, Skylar, will soon be born. I can hardly wait to hold her and to watch my brother step into the role of being a daddy.
Rushing home from work, I call the children and tell them to have their cleats on and be waiting outside the door because I will be there in five minutes to pick them up for practice.