Category: parenting

  • 2022-08-21 Epic Summer Road Trip Day 0: Reading poetry, chaos, and exhaustion.. but I didn’t die! 😂

    2022-08-21 Epic Summer Road Trip Day 0: Reading poetry, chaos, and exhaustion.. but I didn’t die! 😂

    Yesterday I bit off more than I could chew but I survived. I sacrificed day 0 of my vacation to do a reading at a local bookstore cuz 1: It was a Saturday and I knew there was a bigger chance more people could go on a Saturday. And 2:There weren’t a lot of other […]

  • 2022-08-15 Denver Road Trip Wrap Up

    2022-08-15 Denver Road Trip Wrap Up

    The road home always seems longer. It’s boring, exhausting, and there’s a big let down after all the fun things planned have come and gone. But for posterity, here’s one last hurrah to wrap this latest road trip with ribbons and bows… Wednesday we left around 3:30 in the afternoon and chased the sun all […]

  • 2022-08-14 Denver Road Trip Day 4: Meeeeoooow Wolf

    2022-08-14 Denver Road Trip Day 4: Meeeeoooow Wolf

    This feels like the good ole days right? Writing blog posts every day regardless of how boring or repetitive they are. Today’s topic is no surprise. Day 4 of my little road trip. Not to be mistaken with my BIG road trip which starts in one short week. I’m not joking. If I did something […]

  • 2022-05-24 Stacation Sensation…

    2022-05-24 Stacation Sensation…

    Last week I was on Stacation all week as most of the household was away on vacation. I’m not gonna lie.. it was glorious. The first half of the week was crazy-busy and after that took a few more days to wind down, but I did end up finding a good balance with work and […]

  • 2022-05-08 A Million Little Things…

    2022-05-08 A Million Little Things…

    Lately I’ve been wasting time watching more shows than I normally do. When I say “normally” I mean that normally I don’t watch shows at all unless Jim and I are sitting down for a chill hour of TV in the evening. And when I say “lately” I suppose I mean for the past nine […]

  • 2022-03-23 One Blog Post to Rule Them All…

    2022-03-23 One Blog Post to Rule Them All…

    Spoiler alert: This will be my last post for the foreseeable future. And it is a long one.   A lot has happened in my life these past 5 years and much of it has been captured in the virtual pages of this space. I created this blog in 2017 when I was literally on the […]

  • 2022-03-18 Sometimes the Wandering Leads to An Idea

    2022-03-18 Sometimes the Wandering Leads to An Idea

    Nothing has changed between yesterday and today yet here I am again, resisting the urge to start watching a new show; resisting the urge to go back to bed.  I’m still thinking about the same things. About my on-again-off-again submission pushes (currently off), all my other goals, and, of course, questioning if I’m on the […]

  • 2022-02-05 SMA Road Trip Day 0: Ready, Set, Go!… 💃

    2022-02-05 SMA Road Trip Day 0: Ready, Set, Go!… 💃

    Today my love and I are skipping out of this popsicle town. Our bags are packed. Our minds are right (mostly) and we have 7 hours to make it to our first stop, Saint Louis, for our 4:30 Arch tour.  I had a shit night sleep mostly because I was up late with said packing […]

  • 2022-01-05 Decisions Can Be Difficult but Sometimes the Path is Clear

    2022-01-05 Decisions Can Be Difficult but Sometimes the Path is Clear

    I fielded an email yesterday that I initiated with the counselors at my son’s school. I had asked about the possibility of him dropping Algebra 3 for the second semester. He’s a senior and has one semester left before graduation.  Their response asked if we’d considered the consequences. He’d no longer be eligible for most […]

  • 2021-12-11 Hunting for Gratitude

    2021-12-11 Hunting for Gratitude

    That’s it. I’ve officially lost my mojo. I’ve attended three generative writing events this week and have failed in a big way to write anything (new). Everything is a rehash of something I’ve already written or just plain garbage nonsense. And I think I’m just going to give up trying and see what that life […]