Toys R Us Brings Back the Memories by Sharon O’Donnell


My three sons are ages 26, 23, and 17. I've spent many Christmases buying Power Ranger toys, video games, and Red Sox merchandise, particularly if the Sox won a championship as they did in '04, '07, and '13. I spent much time at the local Toys 'R' Us, roaming the ...

No More Baseball Games by Sharon O’Donnell


Since 2006, one of three boys has played middle or high school basketball and/or baseball -- not to mention recreation teams in city leagues. Throughout those years, my husband and I definitely saw the good, the bad, and yes, sometimes unfortunately, the ugly. The sports took a huge time commitment ...

Furniture Shopping with My Oldest Son by Sharon O’Donnell


So my oldest son is done with grad school, passed most of his CPA exams, and is preparing to start his first 'real' full-time job with a major accounting firm in a few weeks. He just officially moved into his first apartment -- a one bedroom apartment with a 2nd ...

That’s Because He is a Guy by Sharon O’Donnell


On June 22nd, I am having my middle son's girlfriend's family over for a cook-out. Even though they are rising juniors in college and have dated since they were sophomores in high school, this will be the first time we have all gotten together. Over the past few years, things ...

And the Beat Goes On . . . by Sharon O’Donnell


As my middle son looks with friends for where they will live off-campus next year and as my oldest son awaits for the word from graduate schools about his application, luckily my youngest one is tracked out of school. This means that he has a 3 week break -- and ...

Thirteenilitis by Sharon O’Donnell


My son is suffering from Thirteenilitis. Yes, that same syndrome that talk show host Wendy Williams' son seems to have. They are both 13 years old and seem to be trying to push dear ole' Mom away (I feel your pain, Wendy!). They also seem to have a bit of ...