On The Run: May 2016


Good morning! I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend. My kids have 13 and a half days of school left. On the one hand, I can’t wait for school to end. No more packing school lunches, nagging about homework, and setting alarms in the morning. On the other hand, our summer is 11 weeks long. Eleven. ELEVEN!

Deep breath.

Obviously, I’ll write and post and tweet about all of our summer insanity fun, so stay tuned. In the meantime, here are links to all of my work in May.

Mamalode republished my essay, “15 Milestone ALL Parents Look Forward to (Whether They Admit it or Not). I loved writing this piece, and it was awesome for Mamalode to promote it again. Read it here.

I wrote about the bumps and bruises (and hangnails and warts) of letting our kids go so they can grow up. You can read “Everybody Hurts” here.

I wrote about how there are times when a little bit (or a lot!) of helicoptering is okay. You can read “There’s No Such Thing as Being Overprotective When it Comes to Our Kids’ Spirit” here.

Sammiches & Psych Meds thinks my summer plans with the kids are funny! Check it out here.

I wrote about why I’m dreading my son’s first drum lesson. Hint: It’s not the noise. You can read “Marching to the Beat of His Own Drum” here.

I was included in a funny piece about what moms think about when they get sick. I’m #11! You can read “Thoughts Moms Have When They Are Sick” here.

And finally…

FROM THE VAULT: That time when I gave my five-year-old son some very inappropriate advice on how to conquer stage fright. You can read “Stage Scared” here.

Don’t forget to Like my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter.

Happy reading!


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