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her routine

her routine

Preparing for Hazel’s first dance competition was a bit of a struggle. Okay, fine! It was a big struggle. I mean have YOU ever put false eyelashes and rhinestones on a four year old? There were tears. She quit. Her … Continue reading →

and in a flash I am back in 2001

and in a flash I am back in 2001

Oh to be 12 years younger! The things I would (and most definitely would not) do. But one can not go back in time…can they? My darling husband early this morning ran in Dell Osso’s 2nd Annual Mud Run on … Continue reading →

overheard under the Big Top #322

overheard under the Big Top #322

At a 7-11 near you: Is that your son? Um, no. This is my brother. Now I realize that among a certain ethnic population here in the Central Valley it is not uncommon at all for a girl like my … Continue reading →

teach our children well

In the news all over the place this last week or so was this. And the media was not guilty alone in the re-victimization of this horrible crime. Frankly I am tired of the sympathy for Trent Mays and Ma’lik … Continue reading →

spring awakening

spring awakening

Pulling out of my driveway early this morning of what was to be a busy day of going here, there and everywhere all the while juggling I saw this. And my day was already made! The busyness and frustrations and … Continue reading →

overheard at the dance competition #209

overheard at the dance competition #209

“Why are those little kids in the dance down?” – huffs a random overly made up dance mom as she rolls her eyes. “My little girl is right there up on that stage in the dance down.” – my daughter … Continue reading →

dance moms problems

dance moms problems

If it’s February, it is the start of another dance competition season. Yes, that means there is a whole lot of crazy going on…and drama…and tears…and stress…and fevers…and coughs…and colds…and bloodied fingers…and… OMG! What else can freakin’ happen?! In theater … Continue reading →