Category Archives: My Family

Tinkle, Tinkle, Little Child

The other day I had to take my small, squishy child to the pediatrician for a physical.  Actually, I had to take him in for a weird rash, but because he hadn’t had a physical in two years, they made … Continue reading

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You’ve got a face for radio

As you have probably already realized, I am the mother of a child with Type 1 Diabetes.  Because of this I am fairly active on several message boards and Facebook pages for parents of children with Type 1.  We are … Continue reading

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Baby, you can’t drive my car…

My teen son has reached the age where he is able to get his driver’s permit.  I have some friends who try to delay this process with their teens as much as possible, but with his 6 day a week, … Continue reading

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My Fair Teenager

My two boys fight endlessly.  I’m sure you are shocked by this revelation.  They are six years apart in age, and worlds apart in personality.  Of course, they both are masters at pushing each other’s buttons.  They know exactly what … Continue reading

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Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves

Our day in Florence, Italy, didn’t start off as well as we had planned.  We were scheduled to take a morning tour called Nude and Food with Sam from Florence for Foodies at 9:00 am sharp.  They warned us that our 9:00 … Continue reading

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Too soon?

Each time we travel, to whichever country we travel, we try to be courteous enough to learn a few basic words and phrases that we can use with the people we interact with during each day.  Important things like: Hello. … Continue reading

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Intro to Italy

It’s time to review our Italian Family Vacation.  Let me preface this with: our vacations are NEVER dull.  They usually contain at least one sick child/trip to the ER, and one major catastrophe.  It has gotten to the point where … Continue reading

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Roman Holiday: My Family Style

When one thinks “Glamorous Italian Vacation”, one gets a certain picture in their mind.  I guarantee you, it’s nothing like the actual picture of my family on vacation. We are way more Griswold than Audrey Hepburn. Case in point: today … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation

Our first day in Italy was, not surprisingly, a resounding success/failure. It started with the rental car. We were assigned a car, then sent off into a parking structure. The first car we went to was tooooo small. Six people … Continue reading

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Let’s Go to the Movies

A recent experience at the movie theater has made me think that we should post a few guidelines for patrons.  Let me explain. My family had gone to the theater to see a new release, and the theater was crowded. … Continue reading

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