You know that thing where you take someone's head off? Like...clean off their shoulders? And you feel completely justified about it too...in that smug defender-of-the-universe and righter-of-wrongs way that feels so deeply satisfying? And then....
Last night I went to tuck my son in. Tuck him back in, actually. For the third time. The first goodnight kiss had happened about an hour before. And then...
"Wow! We really screwed things up for ourselves with this whole 'Women's Lib' thing!!" That's what she said. And I took there, slack-jawed in the kitchen, wanting to argue, but not even knowing where to start.
'Cause all I do is win win win.... That's what the song says...and it's been stuck in my head for days. Except...no. That's not all I do. And, from where I'm standing, that's not how life works at all. Come and peruse my Facebook feed, will you? There are some high-achieving children in my world. … Continue reading All I Do Is Win Win Win…. (*except for all the losses)
Are you familiar with Dante's 8th Circle of Hell? I'm pretty sure it's fraud. Also, I think I may have visited it today. So...sometimes, in this life, you receive an email asking you to come in for a job interview. You weigh the pros and cons and you kindly decline...on the grounds that the … Continue reading Surviving Dante’s 8th Circle: A Job Interview Gone Wrong
If I told you a story, would you judge me? What if you didn't know me...and you just read about it on Facebook? Let me set the stage. It was 12 years ago. I was a stay at home mom with 2 babies. One was a newborn...just a few months old. This child had already … Continue reading Requested: The Benefit of the Doubt
I'm a big fan of girls. First of all, I am one. And I have 2 daughters. I was raised by a strong, single Mama and, while I'm not sure my Grandpa ever knew it, it was Grandma who ran the family. I have been surrounded by strong women my entire life. Strong women: May … Continue reading Let’s Hear It For The Boys…
Dear Pinterest Bake Sale Mom, First things first....I love you. Truly. Madly. Deeply. You are awesome. A few years back, I used to be like some version of you. Not as good...but I was in the running for...something. Maybe Assistant Bake Sale Mom...if I'd played my cards right. And it's not as if I evolved into some … Continue reading Dear Pinterest Bake Sale Mom,
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Ummm....does anyone else have PETA?? You know...Post-Election-Thanksgving-Anxiety...? I'm pretty sure it's a thing. I am praying that politics doesn't come up tomorrow. My family AND my husband's family did the (beautiful) thing where they taught their kids that is was okay to think for themselves. And, that's great, right? Independent thinking and all? Uh...no. … Continue reading My Solemn Thanksgiving Vow
Do you remember September? It was so full of sparkle and promise. We had a plan AND a schedule. These lockers in our mudroom? Things used to be hung up in them. Children set their own alarms and got up when they went off. And then, instead of smacking it and climbing back into bed...THEY GOT … Continue reading Please Excuse Me While I Backslide