Hey Strangers!

Sorry I've been away for a few weeks, but look where I went:   In case you can't tell, that's me and Gianni with Goofy in DISNEY WORLD! The whole Roder clan had a blast, especially the kids. (Though Sophia will eat slugs for lunch before she goes on the Tower of Terror again. What … Continue reading Hey Strangers!

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A Family of Vaders

My daughter had her 7th birthday this week. We've long had a rule that our kids are not allowed to watch Star Wars until they are 7-years-old. (We picked the age arbitrarily, but the reason for the limit is that the movies are a little scary, and as we've established before, my kids are terrified of … Continue reading A Family of Vaders

I’m a big, blubbering, scaredy-cat baby…and my kids are getting there.

With Halloween approaching, I thought it a good time to explore the subject of fear. As in, that immobilizing tightness I get in my chest in response to completely rational, empirically terrifying things, like the porch light coming on. My oh-so-patient husband (who will be fitted for his shining armor on our next anniversary), valiantly … Continue reading I’m a big, blubbering, scaredy-cat baby…and my kids are getting there.

I Seriously Cannot WAIT for Kindergarten!

My oldest daughter, Emma, turned 5 in January. To her, that meant a Star Wars birthday party with Princess Leia cupcakes and a Padawan Training Camp in which she got to throw water balloons at Daddy Darth Vader and rescue Han Solo from carbonite.But for me, the big oh-five comes with one major prize. KINDERGARTEN! Yes, I … Continue reading I Seriously Cannot WAIT for Kindergarten!

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