4th First Day of 1st Grade

Yep…thanks to COVID, Emma has had four first days of First Grade. Makes up for no Kindergarten graduation 🤷‍♀️ #1-1st day online in Okinawa #2-1st in-person day in Okinawa #3-1st day online in VA (new school) #4-1st in-person day in VA What a weird year! Love others. Love self. Love coffee. #coffeewithasideofcowbell #coffeeandcowbell #motherhood #momblogContinue reading “4th First Day of 1st Grade”

I Have No Ducks to Give

Poetry from the heart How many ducks do I have to give?I tell younone.Zero.No more ducks.My pond once overfloweth with ducksbut alasthey’ve moved on.Or been shotby the arrogant, selfish, greedy hunters.I thought I needed ducksto giveto all.But alasI’ve moved on.Happier.Healthier.How many ducks do I have to give?I tell younone.Zero.No more ducks.-Danielle Falcon Love others. LoveContinue reading “I Have No Ducks to Give”

Monday Music #1: Punky Nostalgia

“The truth, is you could slit my throat, and with my one last gasping breath I’d apologize, for bleeding on your shirt.” Going back to high school with this one. Always good to throw it on the speaker every so often. Not my favorite song of theirs, but one of the most catchy lines inContinue reading “Monday Music #1: Punky Nostalgia”

Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #1

I’ve had some pretty intense professional jobs over the years, but I’ve got to say that none has been as tough or as rewarding as being a mom. The highs are spectacular, but the lows can be rough. Sometimes the highs outweigh the lows, and sometimes the opposite is true. What do you do whenContinue reading “Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #1”

I Call My Migraine “Karen”

I get migraines. I hate the word “Migraine” so I’ve decided to go with “Karen.” No offense to any Karen’s out there, but it just fits the times If you’ve never had a Karen in your life, consider yourself lucky. I’m fortunate she doesn’t come around too often, but even just once is enough. KarenContinue reading “I Call My Migraine “Karen””

Silly Saturday #1

The kids spend way more time watching TV and playing on the iPad than I’d like, but sometimes you get gems like this and it makes it easier to stomach 😂 Emma’s parent-teacher conference Thursday was what we expected. She’s exceeding all requirements and is doing exceptional in school. Moving to the other side ofContinue reading “Silly Saturday #1”

“I Like You Mom”

I love looking at this face when I wake up. I missed so much of this with Emma and with Graycie for her first 3.5 years. Soaking it all in now I think it’s safe to say she is finally weened, but I’m pretty sure she is going to sleep in bed with me forever.Continue reading ““I Like You Mom””

Home is where the heart is…

Never been a fan of that saying, but as a Marine and military brat, I get it. If I am counting correctly, I’ve lived in 21 houses in my 32 years—and that doesn’t include extended stays in hotels, or deployment, or training. I’ve logged about a year on a ship and another year in hotelsContinue reading “Home is where the heart is…”

Farts are Just Your Hunger to Poop!

My kids have THE BEST quotes. Seven and three are great ages for word antics. The oldest usually knows she’s being silly; the youngest usually has no idea. Together it’s a great combination. Here are some of my favorites from the past few years. I’ve given context for a few of them…and I’ve saved aContinue reading “Farts are Just Your Hunger to Poop!”