Families can be messy. With a quick swipe of a paper towel, some messes can be cleaned up easily. While other messes saturate the fabric of our lives, leaving a gruesome blemish on an otherwise gorgeous canvas. I have been privy to both types of messes. Neither is ideal, but if I had to… Continue reading The Messes We Make
Being new to the forties club, I’m still unsure about what is supposed to happen at this age. I thought it might have something to do with boldly owning everything about yourself in an “I-am-woman-hear-me-roar” sort of way. But now that I am here, a feeling of unease is quietly nagging at me. Because… Continue reading Am I Really Done With Children?
Conflict amongst family and friends is never fun. Sadness, anger and hurt are just some of the emotions that appear during hard times. And who wants to deal with that, right? Well…I do. When there is an elephant in the room, rather than pretending it doesn’t exist, I always opt to stab it with… Continue reading Why Sweeping It Under the Rug Will Never Be My Thing
Dogs. Who would have thought that I could love a dog? Like really love a dog. On any given day of my life, if you asked if I was a dog person, I wouldn’t hesitate to say yes. But I have never been one of those over the top, “my-dog-is-my-life” kind of people. Once… Continue reading Our Dog, Zoey
I have a confession. I may fall into the “oversharer” category when it comes to Facebook. Mostly, I shamelessly share and re-share my blog posts, but I also display funny memes, pictures of my kids, and I do check-ins like I’m getting paid for it. And now that I’ve got my news feed perfectly… Continue reading Post Like Nobody’s Watching
For those of you who aren’t familiar with my blog, you probably don’t understand my obsession with summer t-shirt dresses. Let’s just say that I own too many, but I wear them often. I’ve even passed one down to my twelve-year-old daughter, who hates all dresses, but loves t-shirts. And although she’s not… Continue reading A T-shirt Dress…For Winter
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
It’s the holiday season, folks! And naturally, that means that bloggers are out in full force with our annual holiday gift guides! (Insert eye roll here.) I’ve never done a gift guide before. And lucky for you, I will NOT be making this an annual thing (or at least I’m not planning on it at… Continue reading The 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Oddballs
Squirrels generally do not come up in daily conversation…unless you reside in my household. My daughters are a tad obsessed with feeding squirrels. I know, I know. I shouldn’t allow it or encourage it. But when it’s the weekend, and I’ve run myself ragged between my life and theirs, it’s hard not to settle… Continue reading Happiness Is…Squirrels in Underpants
The morning after. No less than twenty-three posts on social media all asking the same question. What will I tell my children? My mind raced with thoughts of inadequacy. Oh no! Did I miss something? Was I supposed to prepare a speech for my kids about the results of the election? Once I had… Continue reading What Will I Tell My Children?