The best decisions? What is the formula for tackling life’s biggest choices? I sat in my car bawling like a six-year-old whose balloon had just flown away in the State Fair parking lot. However, I am 45 and I was yelling at my phone at a gas station. My phone, a phone that 10 yearsRead More
*please note the references to profanity are quotes from Taylor and are important as often victims are ashamed to repeat these things they are told not to say. As was the case with me. The “A**” Kicking That Taylor Swift is Giving To “Allegedly” An Important Message for Our Daughters & Sons Taylor Swift is notRead More
Mom “Vacation.” Yeah, right. This is grammatically incorrect, Mom Vacation. It also defies gravity, logic, and all other forms of science and reason. It isn’t possible. It’s like an unclear antecedent, dangling modifier, or some other Grammar debacle no one knows or understands. Packing, organizing, scheduling, juggling… so as to relax? Still, we are officiallyRead More
It’s me, Lord.
Yes, me… on the dressing room floor. Oh, Sweet Jesus, you’ve seen me here before – in this shame and brokenness.
I know, starving, oppressed, and exploited humans… My summer wardrobe is low on your list of priorities. I am the worst.
Dear Monday, It’s nothing personal – but you are not my friend. Truly, it’s not your fault. This time it really is me… not you. There is no possible way for you to live up to the standards by which I expect you to behave. You are a loose canyon, a butthead… and a killerRead More
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”]Short of Blue Ivy storming the stage, showing off her mommy-rivaling toddler pipes, and then spontaneously releasing her debut album, we’ve basically come to the point where Beyoncé can’t outdo herself (and yet, she still does), so this husband-wife tour makes perfect sense.[/dropcap]
Its increase is legend. It can be too dry… worse still, too moist. It can go in the bird, however, if no caution is taken this method can quickly ruin every Thanksgiving from now until forever. You only have to get Salmonella at one Thanksgiving Day feast to #neverforget. This is my 45th Thanksgiving. IRead More
Poor as church mice, that is how my mother-in-law would have described us. When Justin and I got married we had nothing. We stopped at the post office on the way to our wedding reception to see if there were any congratulatory cards with money in them. Luckily, one of my dad’s buddies came toRead More
I am not pro-homeschool, public, private, co-op, military (best money we ever spent), charter, un or free range. The way I see it, you do what ya gotta do. And I have tried them all. This year our daughter will graduate from college. She was Classically homeschooled from the 2nd grade through high school. HerRead More
I have a four season soul. But I live in a state with only two seasons; summer and winter. Summer takes up 80% of the year. But the real summer, the summer where the kids sleep in until 11 and there are no lesson plans, dance recitals or late night basketball tournaments – she’s theRead More
Wow. You are very subtle. Not really, I know you know there is marinara on my right breast. Just above the chocolate stain from last week. And I know you know I know you looked at it and can’t seem to stop looking at it. I am not a slob. This is how I amRead More
Oh, my. The chaos. And it is this way every summer. If I can just make it to summer. And then, it will be a season of rest. A season of catch up, a blessed season… of lies. It is all lies. Catching up is a lie. Ha! I even wrote a post about it! Read More