About Karen Van Egmond

Karen is an ACS alumni, married to Mike, a parent of 3 daughters who attend ACS, and a teacher. In this blog, you will find a collection of her mental ramblings…some things that make her laugh, think, wonder, cry, and chuckle. She tries not to take herself too seriously. When not writing report cards or doing laundry, Karen can be found trolling for great ideas on Pinterest or watching the Food Network.  

May 14, 2014

FaceTime Faux-Pas

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:38+00:00 May 14, 2014|Parenting, Secondary, Technology|

I know it’s not very lady-like, but sometimes I burp.   It probably wasn't the best time to let go of one of those big bellywonkers, but it happened right as I walked into my daughter’s room. Me: "Braack…whatcha doing?" A: "My homework…and, say hi to Zoe." Me: (recoiling in shame) "When did Zoe get [...]

Mar 12, 2014

Tricked Into Zumba

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:38+00:00 March 12, 2014|Parenting|

So, I’ve started taking a Zumba class. I believe I was tricked into it. “You like dancing!” Me: “Yes, but at weddings…in the dark…or on a cruise ship…where no one will see me again.” "Well, you’ll love Zumba! Zumba is like dancing. But it’s an exercise class.” Gah.  Exercise. Don’t get me wrong. I think [...]

Feb 12, 2014

Pit Crew

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:39+00:00 February 12, 2014|Parenting|

“I can’t imagine what it’s like getting 3 girls out the door on time every morning!” The sympathetic bus driver had just pulled off the road (ok, after I frantically blinked my lights and swerved a few times) and kindly shouted this out the window. We were late, again. What was it this time? “Oh, [...]

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