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Pam Kocke

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My name is Pam, and I live in Algiers Point with my husband George and my identical triplets Linus, Oliver, and Miles. I work from home as a Happiness Engineer for Automattic. I enjoy reading and photography and sewing (and blogging!)

So, It’s Time for Your First Colonoscopy!

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Here I am, being a responsible human being, going to see my primary care doctor for an annual check up. What do I get for my good deed, but the news that “now colonoscopies...

Heartstopper :: A Must Read (or Watch) With Your Teens!

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A few years ago, as I was idly trawling the Internet, I came across a webcomic called Heartstopper. I was immediately enthralled with the story, and every now and again, when I remembered, I...

Hello, High School, Hello, Change!

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When we enrolled our kids in a brand-new school 11 years ago, we assumed we’d be there until the end. The school was meant to go all the way through high school, which was...

Your Next Kitchen Gadget :: Why You Need a Sous Vide Cooker

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I never thought I'd say this about my husband, a man who used to whip up such concoctions as "tuna chili" before we met, but he's really good at buying me new cooking tools....

My Kids Were Guinea Pigs {Our Experience with the COVID Vaccine Trials}

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Editor's Note: This post is written by a local mom sharing her thoughts on what she and her husband decided would be best for their family. We recognize that your thoughts may look different...

Seven Reasons I Love My Peloton

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It was the end of March 2020 and I knew things weren't going to be changing anytime soon. I definitely wouldn't be going back to my gym, and I knew if I didn't do...

Blackbox Meats :: The Secret to Restaurant Quality Steak at Home

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Disclosure :: Blackbox Meats sponsored this post, but we were lucky enough to receive actual product as part of this relationship and therefore can attest personally as to how mouth-watering, delicious and efficient this...

Mardi Gras Kid Problems :: COVID Edition

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No parades this year have us all a bit sad, but it's even harder for the kids. Their Mardi Gras problems in the past have nothing on this year... ...

My Life Via Netflix

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The other day, while I was poking around the account settings of my Netflix account to update my payment information, I came across an interesting link. Download your personal information  “The download will include a copy...

I Hope 7th Grade is Better for You

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Dear boys, I can't believe you're in seventh grade. I have many feelings about this. How can you already be this old? Just yesterday you were starting preschool, me taking your very first "first day...

Blogging (or not) with Older Kids

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I started blogging when blogging was brand new. Before blogging software was around, even. When I had my boys, I had already been blogging for several years. Started with marathon training, then was health-focused for...

Surviving Coronavirus with Tweens

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If you are the parent of an elementary school aged kid or younger, you are currently being inundated with online resources for keeping them entertained and educated. But as the mom of 12 year...

Working Remotely in the Time of Coronavirus

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I've been working from home since November 2013, so I like to think I know a little bit about it. I know a lot of people work from home, it's not that unique, but...

Chatting With Messenger Kids

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Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Messenger Kids.  Chatting With Messenger Kids The subject of the Messenger Kids app came up in a conversation with friends recently, and one of them said, "Facebook for my...