With Hurricane Irma recently devastating a large portion of the Caribbean and parts of Florida, it’s easy to view the catastrophic pictures safely from your unaffected area and empathize with those who lost everything. It’s also easy to say things like, “Your house is just a house” or “Lives are more important than things”. So,… Continue reading Maybe It Really Is Just a House
Is it just me, or is everyone angry about something? I’m not talking about being slightly offended by everything. I’m talking about full-blown, almost manic, anger. Obviously, United States politics is the most common source of this universal fury, but it also exists on less serious platforms. Take blogging, for instance. Recently, I’ve read… Continue reading Anger Has Us All By the Balls
“Don’t forget to take care of yourself” is one of my favorite pieces of parenting advice given by other parents. The unexpected life that unfolds before you as a parent can be overwhelming, so every once in a while, it’s important to focus on your own wellness. However, I can’t help but laugh at… Continue reading Beyond Type 1
As a society, we tend to spend the majority of our waking hours at work. Americans have even adopted phrases like “work-wife” and “work-husband” to describe our co-workers who have become alternatives to our actual families. And with the holiday season approaching, there are sure to be bigger year-end projects, longer nights on the job,… Continue reading Why I Don’t Go To Office Parties
Have you ever reached your “niceness” limit when dealing with a customer service representative? Click here to check out my blog published on SammichesPsychMeds.com or continue reading below. When it comes to customer service, I have a certain amount of tolerance for inadequacy. But once that level has been met, I am a…well…what’s a good… Continue reading DOES IT REALLY PAY TO BE NICE?
What kind of heroes do you have in your life? Click here to check out my lightly sarcastic twist on modern day “heroes” over at BLUNTmoms or continue reading below! Originally published on BLUNTmoms 10/18/16 As a kid, I thought heroes were rare creatures born with special powers on planets that I couldn’t pronounce. As… Continue reading Modern Day Super Heroes (Sort Of)
If you missed this piece from last year, it’s been republished on Reality Moms! Go check it out here!
Don’t wait for the random date night. The secret lies in what you do every day. Originally published on The Good Men Project on 8/30/16. https://goodmenproject.com/marriage-2/stay-love-youre-married-kids-hlg/ Spending years loving someone often reveals hidden quirks that help keep a relationship alive. Dissecting your relationship (rather than your partner) to find these hidden gems can… Continue reading How to Stay in Love When You’re Married with Kids
Upon our return from a two-week Ireland vacation, I was greeted with a smiling sister-in-law, an excited dog and an enormous pile of mail. As I rummaged through the heap of advertisements, I came across a letter from my daughter’s middle school. Being that this will be her first year attending middle school, I… Continue reading Summer Break?
The term “step-dad” is not used in our family. Previously published on The Good Men Project on 6/17/16. http://goodmenproject.com/families/step-dad-sidestepped-convention-became-friend-kids-wat/ No matter how many similarities all parents may have, the truth is that we are all unique in our own ways. How you do your family is probably a little different than how we do… Continue reading The Un-Step-Dad