This tricky thing called being a Mom

magic johnsonLate last week, while having a “cough” discussion with my 13 year old daughter, I realized I was slowly becoming my Mom. And, in this instance, I was mortified. Our discussion focused around her choices when it came to school work. It then moved onto to career choices. She said something along the lines of, “Mom, nothing I decided to do/be when I grow up is going to be good enough.”

Silence. Sobering silence. She rendered me speechless which is a rare thing. All weekend long, this conversation kept on creeping back into the front of my thoughts. What am I doing? Continue reading

Disney on Ice Treasure Trove is coming to Cincinnati

Disney on IceIf you haven’t been, seeing Disney on Ice is truly a fun experience for the entire family. We’re fortunate in Cincinnati to be able to welcome Disney on Ice Treasure Trove later this month. 

Here’s some information on the show: Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to your hometown!  Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular.  Get tangled up in Disney’s 50 th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White.  Ahoy, Mateys!  Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook & his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land!  Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’  Tick-Tock!  Tick-Tock!  Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice & the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army Of Cards.  Be sure to see this show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime. Continue reading

Call me lucky

A photo of my two and some friends drawing inspirational messages on the sidewalk at a local park.

A photo of my two and some friends drawing inspirational messages on the sidewalk at a local park.

My kids are 2 years and four months apart. They’re three school grades apart. One is a girl. One is a boy. Because of the three year school difference, they haven’t ridden the same school bus since the youngest was in 1st grade. A lot has changed since then. The biggest change is that my kids consider each other one of their best friends.  Continue reading