The other night, I spent some much-needed quality time with my mom. We did some shopping and then settled into a local restaurant, a glass of wine in my hand, a martini in hers, and a big, steaming dish of spinach artichoke dip between us. We started chatting. She made a comment about my little… Continue reading They Won’t Remember
I have always hated puzzles. With a passion. They were maddening to me. Why spend hours putting all these cut up, tiny pieces together to make a picture that you could just buy and frame? Then once you have finished, you tear it apart, put it back in the box, and do it again another… Continue reading It’s puzzling, don’t you think?
Usually, I love New Year’s. I love the new calendar, the planning, the goal-setting, and the feel of a fresh start. I love re-committing to everything and thinking about how amazing it will feel when I finally do all the big things this year I ever wanted to do: write my book! Run a marathon!… Continue reading A Different Kind of New Year’s Resolution
Sometimes this world, guys. I don’t know. It’s so messed up. I know you have those moments too. Wildfires and mass shootings and nasty politics. It’s just one big dumpster fire. All of it. At least it feels that way. It makes you want to go batsh*t crazy. (I am sorry, but I just couldn’t… Continue reading How to Keep From Going Batsh*t Crazy
If you had told me at 8 a.m. that morning, when I was crying my eyes out, that it was going to be a great day, I would have said you were crazy. That morning, I woke up to the flash and boom of thunder and lightning just before 6 a.m. I turned off my… Continue reading The worst (and best) day ever
School is finally out. And with that comes hot days, sunshine, the pool, and the kids at home full time. As a stay-at-home mom, summers never felt different to me than any other season. Kind of like the weekends. “Yay. Here we all are…together. Again.” In general, I actually get really, really excited about summertime.… Continue reading How I Survive Summer With My Kids
While Friday nights aren’t nearly as exciting as they were before kids, I still look forward to them. Every Friday night, we make hot dogs and macaroni for dinner, put our pajamas on early, and have a movie night with ice cream. I love these nights because everyone can finally relax after a long week.… Continue reading When our (Minecraft) world falls apart