I’m not a winter person. I’m even LESS of a winter person when I’m struggling with pneumonia. Being a parent with all of these things happening can suck.
I’ve been quiet lately, in case you hadn’t noticed. It’s possible it was the stress of the holidays that left me unable to formulate any coherent thoughts, but it might just be that, after sharing 100 authentic days on social media, I didn’t feel like sharing much for a little while. I went on vacation […]
I can already see people getting their hackles up, before they’ve read past the first line. Elf on the Shelf?! Whatever you have to say, you’re wrong! Right? Haha, don’t worry, I don’t hate you for being better, more creative parents than me. I don’t hate you for showing off how much more you have embraced […]
Tonight, I don’t know. Tonight, I watched a friend say goodbye to her soul mate, the father of her child, her high school sweetheart, at the age of 36. Tonight, I listened to the story unfolding of yet another shooting rampage in the US. Tonight, I put my children to bed and couldn’t help but […]
I know I’m not the only one out there who is having trouble dealing with the growing crisis surrounding Syrian refugees, the Paris attacks and the constant threats that ISIS seems to be dangling in front of the Western world. The tension builds every day, as new hate crimes arise, more misinformed politicians take close-minded stands […]
I had the distinct pleasure of trying to find a Hallowe’en costume for my kids just two days before the actual day. It also happened to be the day before my daughter’s first Hallowe’en class party, so I didn’t futz around in the crap stores, or bother going the DIY route. This mama had to […]
Now that I have a Fournado who is fully cognizant of what the holidays mean, at least to her, I am experiencing life in a whole new way. It was always funny but slightly odd, having to explain what we did differently for each holiday, as it came along. On Thanksgiving we’re thankful! On your […]
Shortly after meeting my husband, he introduced me to A Song of Ice and Fire, knowing how much I loved great fantasy novels. I devoured every book in the series that had been written up until then, and spent years wondering when George R. R. Martin would have the next one finished. Then the announcement […]