The sweet and caring child I raised has somehow become a young man still sweet on the inside but covered in a moody crunchy coating…UGH!

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The Acceptance.

I have been sharing my journey through my Teenager’s Senior Year and it has been a bumpy ride to say the least.  The emotions tied to the significance of where he is in his life at age 17 and where I was at 17 – a teen mom wondering where […]

The Senior Year Saga Continues…

Alright.  I know that learning how to drive, Driver’s Ed and all that is simply a right of passage.  Yet for some reason I’ve been trying to prolong it and keep it as far away from happening as possible.  Why?  It’s just too much!  This entire year is an emotional […]

Marching Forward – Win Or Loose

Teenage Leader Having a Teenager who holds a leadership position for something like Marching Band can be full of joys and a lot of fun times.  Yet there can also be those times when the laughter fades and the emotions that come along with being responsible for others starts to […]

Our First College Fair…Are We Really There?

Are We Really There? A couple of weeks ago I attended a College Fair with The Teenager.  It was our very first but I’m pretty sure it won’t be our last.  I must admit, I’m still a bit outside of myself during this entire Senior year experience.  Even as I […]

R.S.V.P. ~ Please Reply

Please Reply. A pretty simple concept right? Reply is simply to respond in words or writing. If someone asks you a question your give them a reply.  So why when I tried to explain this concept to my 16 year old Teenager I received an “Ok Maaaaa” and the feeling […]

First Day Moments For My Memories…

I woke up this morning with a start.  It’s the first day of school!  My Teenager is officially a SENIOR.  My oldest Girlie is heading to 1st Grade.  Today marks another set of first day moments  for my memories.  It’s so hard to believe that these two have come this […]

Senior Pictures….Our Life Full Circle

Is This Really Happening? Taking my Teenager to his Senior Pictures shoot yesterday, I had an overwhelming feeling as if our lives together had come full circle.  The day I found out I was pregnant I was a Senior in High School.  I was 3 months away from graduation and […]

I’m With The Band…Marching Band That Is!

This weekend was my Teenager’s first official Marching Band event of the school year.  It was also his first time functioning as one of the Trombone Section Leaders.  Now, I know I’ve complained I mean uh mentioned how the early morning practices and late evening pick-ups can be rather tiring […]