Author Archive | Pam Kocke

Saying Goodbye … To My Minivan

A few weeks after our boys were born, my husband and I, exhausted and bleary-eyed, made a trip to Slidell and bought a used Toyota Sienna. It had low mileage and was fully loaded. Leather seats, a CD player AND a tape deck (hey, this was 2007 and it was three years old), and best […]

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I Don’t Miss Having Babies

Recently, I was chatting with a friend, a mom with two little girls. I was lamenting our busy schedule of soccer and homework while she was expressing her relief at their relatively free schedule. But then I countered, “at least mine are self-sufficient.” Sure, there are some great things about having little kids (snuggles, adorable […]

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Sew Obsessed: Taking up a New Hobby at 43

Right after Mardi Gras (worst timing ever), I was at a local craft store with the boys. They were going through a Pixar phase and were especially obsessed with The Incredibles. We went to look for some fabric for a pillowcase (I can sew a straight line, surely?) but there was nothing Incredibles-themed, so we […]

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Who Is That (Who Can Watch Football)?

Man, what a game that was Sunday night, right? Totally got my heart rate up. First, the Saints were losing, then they were winning, then they were losing again. What a roller coaster! You might be surprised that I was watching the game. Well, I wasn’t. I just kept an eye on the score with […]

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Summer Reading for Grown-Ups

It’s been about a year since the last time I posted my book recommendations, and my evenings haven’t changed much since then. I still wait until my boys (now nine!) go to bed, and then get out my phone and start reading. I upgraded late last year to the big ol’ iPhone, so now I […]

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Minivan-less for a week!

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Toyota. For quite a while now, we’ve been a Toyota family. I have driven a Sienna minivan since the boys were newborns, and we’ve had two Corollas. So when I was asked if I wanted a brand-spanking-new Toyota to drive for a week, I jumped at the chance. […]

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