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
I should be used to it by now. I should be so good at dealing with it that it’s just another blip in the day. Oh, we’re doing this again? Okay, well, that sucks. Not sure why you’re making this any kind of deal, let alone a big one. Move on, already. Instead, it seems … Continue reading (Step) Broken
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
Failure to Launch
This is one of those blogs that could go haywire really quickly - much like the conversations between my husband and I regarding the subject matter. Could go haywire? Oh, yeah - our conversations have absolutely gone haywire. If by haywire you mean, oh, hey, has this caused the two of you any all-out-definitely-count-as-an-argument moments?. … Continue reading Failure to Launch
But All My Friends Do
If you're wondering what it's like to raise kids these days...stay tuned. If you're wondering if it's really true that all your child's friends get to (insert completely unrealistic activity), stay tuned. If you're wondering if it's possible to count down the days until the next teen leaves the nest while also wishing those same … Continue reading But All My Friends Do
In the interest of fair reporting - going to go ahead and follow up last week's post with an update on Child One. And, no, I don't talk too much about that child in my blog - there are actually a few very undramatic reasons for that. One is interpretation - and being a woman, … Continue reading The Other
Lost and Found
Seven years after misplacing my child for the first time, I think it's finally safe to relay the chain of events to the public. Not so much because he's big enough now not get very lost (or at least, if he does, he is grown up enough to help himself), but because I'm one thousand … Continue reading Lost and Found
A Love Letter
Yeah, it's true, I sort of support the month of February now. Me, who spent years sprinting past Hallmark's wall of red shame for the singlets from late January to mid February. It's not a real holiday after all - just a time for people who are already couples to celebrate another year (though isn't … Continue reading A Love Letter
We’ll get it right, eventually.
There's still time to get it right, right? I mean, we're closing in on a year since our world was completely upended - no big deal that just about eleven months in, we're still having hiccups here and there, right? We've still got time to pull it together and really start nailing this whole pandemic … Continue reading We’ll get it right, eventually.
What’s in the box?
For those who've already lost track of my 2021 plans (What the shite? Really? It's only February and you've lost track of my resolutions?), one fairly large chunk is to see if there is a book somewhere inside of me. I have found a lot of joy in getting back to writing regularly. And by … Continue reading What’s in the box?