Author Archive | Pam Kocke


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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Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my birthday! I am 42 years old. 42 is my lucky number so this is going to be a great year. Right? I mean, I have it tattooed on the back of my neck. It’s classier than that sounds, I think. I hope. Actually, 42 was my dad’s lucky number, but I’ve co-opted […]

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Every Woman Needs a BFF

Twenty years ago, I met my soul mate. No, not my husband (sorry, dear.) I wouldn’t meet him for another five years or so. I’m talking about my best friend, Kristina. She was in New Orleans visiting a mutual friend, and within minutes of meeting her, I was crying laughing, and by the end of […]

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The Start of School, Then and Now

Next week, my boys will be starting third grade. Don’t ask how we got to this point, because I have no clue. Why, just the other day, we were starting preK-3 at their current school. And things were so different back then… In August 2011, I excitedly ordered a pair of tiny Toms for each […]

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