Stop, Drop and Blog

Writing & Photographing the Family Side of Fire Life


It’s the First Day of School. Again.

It’s the First Day of School. Again.


Posted By on Aug 18, 2015

Apparently it’s the first day of school. I know this because I set my alarm for 6:30 just so I could get up, make the coffee, and get a few things done before the boys rolled out of bed. When it went off, I had absolutely no idea what was going on, where I was, or why on Earth I needed to wake up.… Read More
Summer Poem: Spotted

Summer Poem: Spotted


Posted By on Aug 15, 2015

Spotted Orange petal, spotted just so reaching to morning sun. Flutter of wind catches the eye; pollen blows by, dropping questions on your shoe. You pause, pondering uncertainties, beauty, the intersection, your shoe. There are no answers, an answer in everything.… Read More
The Last Weekend of Summer

The Last Weekend of Summer


Posted By on Aug 14, 2015

How did we get here? Where did the time go? How is it already the last weekend of summer? I feel like I just picked the boys up from their last day of school. I blinked and lost months. I went to bed one night in May and woke up one morning in mid-August.… Read More
Make It a Priority

Make It a Priority


Posted By on Aug 13, 2015

I’ve attended a number of weddings in my day. I’ve been a flower girl three times, a bridesmaid twice, and the mother-of-ring-bearers twice now. I’ve sat as witnesses many others, from the small to the grandiose. I love weddings. My grandmother used to “do” weddings, from the flowers to the dresses, and her love of all things prettiful is embedded deep in my genes.… Read More