These are short pieces written over the last several years. If you are not familiar with this genre, creative non-fiction is personal essays with maybe just a little creative license. These things really did happen to me, truly. I may have changed the timing a little, or embellished the color of the sunrise, or changed a name or two. But these are true stories; I just looked back at them later through the lens of someone who writes. Some of these were originally ‘published’ on the back of my kids’ school newsletter and I have re-posted them here, the pieces may not reflect my kids’ current age.