All ready to vacation...and, wait, the kids are sick? Like, REALLY sick? FML.
(Bio)Mom on the Move
If you’d asked me eight years ago how I’d react to hearing that our kids’ (bio)mom was moving out of state, I’d probably have answered with something along the lines of, “oh, thank you six pound baby Jesus.” But that was then.
My kids are gross. I don’t even care.
My kids are gross. I don’t even care. Well, I mostly don’t even care. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to the 5% of me that still gets bowed up at the pure “ick” of teenage hygiene.
When the Holidays look Different
As Rich had his arm halfway up the business end of a turkey this morning, he took a pause, shook his head and said “what am I doing?” Being the ever present person available to offer ways to do things better, I jumped in with a quick what’s wrong? while googling How to Turkey. … Continue reading When the Holidays look Different
Have Kids, they said…
So many ways to start this blog, the summary of which is: Sometimes this shite just writes itself. Going back to the ImPodsible entry...Remember that one? No? Quick recap then. Rich and I made a very grown up decision to remove laundry and dishwashing pods from our lives. We said things like it’s better for … Continue reading Have Kids, they said…
When is old enough? What is the right age? Is this okay? These are the most commonly asked questions in our house when it comes to the kids and the things. Typically, the answer doesn’t really matter as we rarely come across events that are truly life and death. Or at least we haven’t in … Continue reading Freedom Friday
Flu-ing the Coup
It’s happened again. I thought maybe we could just ride out the rest of 2021 without any major parenting milestones, but alas...kids. Am I right? Or rather, NON-parenting milestones. The parenting moments your pesky teens steal from you without permission. I've written before about that sense of loss, like you missed an important invite. Maybe … Continue reading Flu-ing the Coup
The Power of Mom
Referring back to my entry of a few weeks ago, it didn’t feel right to leave it without an update and a plea. First, I want to offer a huge thanks to all who reached out to us personally with kind thoughts and words of encouragement. It is always so reassuring to know how many … Continue reading The Power of Mom
Ranch Dressing and the Downward Spiral of Western Civilization
This may be controversial, but I think I've finally nailed down why today's youth and young adults are triggered and entitled and unable to function like the champs of the generations before them. It’s something I’ve thought about often - thinking that if I could just put my finger on it, I could probably solve … Continue reading Ranch Dressing and the Downward Spiral of Western Civilization
Summer of Healing
I heard today, again, that this will be remembered as the Summer of Healing. Good grief. Why do we keep having to remembering things? Can we get through an event here or there without having to put a notch on the timeline to refer back to? Although - I guess since we just short of … Continue reading Summer of Healing