Life After Forty, Writing 101

Writing 101, Day 2: Write A List

Middle Years Wisdom I'd like to share: You can spend hours hunting down school supplies for your kiddo, the ones straight off the teacher's recommended list, but that doesn't mean they'll show up in the book bag.  Or that they'll be used for their intended purpose.  Or that they'll be used at all!  I believe… Continue reading Writing 101, Day 2: Write A List

Parenting

And On The Seventh Day… She Registered Her Kid For School!

I registered my kiddo for school this morning.  It's a major milestone sort of moment at yonder Hoffman Haus. New school. New grade. New Teachers. Kiddo is not too happy about the situation.  Like me, he's a perfectionist, and the unknown is scary.  He's worried he won't be able to get his locker open.  He's unsure… Continue reading And On The Seventh Day… She Registered Her Kid For School!

Life, Michigan

Partying it up like it’s 2006.

When our kiddo turned two, we did a Chuck-E-Cheese party.  Yeah.  We spawned late in life so we were those parents.  After all, nothing says life-affirming weekend like being in a closed-in space with a hundred or so screaming, snot-nosed kids.  Don’t get me wrong.  I don’t dislike ALL kids on principle or anything.  I… Continue reading Partying it up like it’s 2006.