• Sometimes I Confuse the BEST with the REST

    You know my story. Because it’s your story, too, only your details are different. Here’s my version: I was a new teacher and a new mom. I was the yearbook adviser (fun!) and the school newspaper adviser (fun!) and the National Honor Society adviser (more fun!). I was working on my master’s degree (a good […]

  • WISDOM Mom-to-Mom

    You know what happens when you ask for advice? You get it! Thanks to all the moms who shared their wisdom. In an upcoming post I’ll share my own piece of mom advice—one of the best I ever received. I can’t wait to tell you! Until then, read on. There’s some good stuff here! Remember […]

  • Sometimes I Stand in the Rain

    This is my purple polka-dot umbrella. My friend Jason gave it to me for Christmas a few years back, and I think he must have paid a million dollars for it because this umbrella is indestructible. Strong winds have turned it inside out more times than any umbrella should be. Yet the little metal extender […]

  • I Didn’t Know That Then

    I was married with a toddler when my single 20-something BFF from college, Diane, handed me a list. Now, Di is a funny girl. She has a dry sense of humor, a sharp wit, and she quotes the best movie lines at the exact right time. So as she handed me this list—two columns on […]


    My tulips are blooming, the sky is blue-ing, and the temperature is climbing. For the Sargent family that means one thing. It’s time to pretend. When the four of us pile into the car and pull out of the drive, someone will say, “It’s vacation time! We’re on our way!” And then someone else will […]