Monthly Archives: April 2011

Easter Eggs Forever

     I thought we may have passed the stage where coloring Easter Eggs was a “Must Do”.   But I thought wrong!  The kids freaked at the suggestion of skipping the whole stinky mess.  So we trooped out, bought the eggs and the Paas dye, and went to town.  It was a classic afternoon, and […]

Eagle Scouts Rock! Mama Says So

Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent.  I wish more people had that as their personal mission statement!  The Boy Scouts do.  I mean, its hard enough to try to live up to all those adjectives, but to be cheerful on top of it all? That’s seriously tough. The only thing […]

Go Play Outside! Mama Says So!

It’s 80 degrees in the Chicago area and its still only April!  This is tantamount to a national holiday.  We’ve busted out the shorts and tees and everyone is outside enjoying the weather – well, almost everyone.  I have the bevvy of sulky tween girls hanging here who are “bored” and “will maybe just watch a […]

Grief Midwestern Style

The email popped up on my Mama Says So phone from the High School Principal.  It was one of those you don’t want to read because it starts out  “ It is with the deepest sorrow and regret that I inform you…. “ .   At that point, you have to scroll down, and you are praying […]