Dear Moms, Some Dads, Busy People and Anyone-Raised-in-a-Religious-Tradition-that-is-Heavy-on-the-Guilt, I had an epiphany the other day. In church. Which sounds like exactly what is supposed to happen in church, right? Except maybe not this kind. I already wasn't in a very churchy state of mind, if I'm being honest. I'd left one particularly huffy child at … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Guilty Among Us…
A few weeks ago, I told a story here. I'd actually written it back in October. I couldn't tell you, really, why I decided it was time to share now. But it felt like it was...and so I did. And then I heard back. I heard from quite a few of you. Some of you … Continue reading About Your Stories…Thank you.
I have a story to tell. I'm not sure why I feel like I need to tell it now. I think it's because, the other day, a friend of mine said, "You're someone I feel like I can trust with my story. I can trust you with what's in my head." And she told me … Continue reading My Story
It took Snapchat to turn me into my mother. I use Snapchat sometimes...because I have friends who had been wondering their entire lives what I'd look like with a bird beak or tiger spots...and I can remedy that for them. Their lives are that much fuller now, and they owe it all to me. (And … Continue reading How Snapchat Will Lead to the Downfall of Civilization (I’m KIDDING!! But I do have some thoughts…)
A friend gave me this book a couple of weeks ago. When I looked at the title, You Are A BadAss, the first thing I thought was, "nah...I'm just a regular ass..." But the first thing I said was "thank you". And I might've gotten a little misty...because I tend to do that when someone … Continue reading Why Yes…I Think You Are
So...here's how it was supposed to work: I would go back to work full time. I would be so efficient in my use of time and manage to balance all the things. The house would shine, meals would be timely and nutritious and I would be so supportive and loving that the children would find … Continue reading Back to Work: The Reality Check
For what it's worth, I had no idea. But my kids filled me in. Apparently, I have RBF. The worst part was way the news was delivered. It was completely matter of fact. No one's even mad at me. Well....I'm pretty sure no one's mad at me. You can usually tell with teenagers. So it … Continue reading My RBF Afflication
I'm just going to go ahead and say it...my kids are geniuses. Everybody thinks their kids are...but I'm positive about it. Trouble is, genius comes in many forms, and it appears that we've ended up with the diabolical kind. I can't even fault them, because 9 times out of 10, it works. If I had a schtick … Continue reading Genius: But Maybe Not The Kind We Were Hoping For 😉
Hey...younger mamas...got a sec? I've been reading and hearing some angst about a birthday that seems to be LOOMING for some of you and I wanted to speak a little truth for your ears. I'm talking about the big quadra-decade marker...40. Now, I'm a little bit on the other side of it, but I remember … Continue reading Don’t Worry…Your 40’s Won’t Suck
Last night, we had a dinner guest. Now, this guest is family, but we don't see her very often and so I was hoping for an easy-breezy visit to make up for the last time she came to dinner...6 years ago. Let me just roll back time and set the scene for you... THE SCENE: … Continue reading The (Unauthorized) Dinner Party Tell All…Thanks Kids!