Category: parenting

  • 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…

    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

    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!… 💃

    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

    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

    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 […]

  • 2021-11-28 Parenting Through Tough Situations + The MOST Disturbing Dream

    Yesterday my primary concern was the argument my children found themselves in after a rotten turn during a board game we were playing. Yes, I said a board game. It was painful and unnecessary but just like a married couple that is stuck together for life, one argument often stirs up years of angst and […]

  • 2021-11-27 Not enough time to get anywhere…

    Hi! I’ve only got about 20 minutes to walk here before I have to get going. Somehow my Saturday filled up with stuff without me realizing it. I’m going to a friend’s house to chat this morning after which I’ll probably be heading directly to my mom’s house, who is super anxious for me to […]

  • 2021-11-25 Happy Turkey Day Y’all!! 🧡🍗🥓🥧🥔🥐🥦🌽🧡

    Yes.. it’s THAT day again and I’m feeling pretty good. Let’s agree to set aside the sketchy origin of this holiday and instead focus on gratitude, spending quality time with people (hopefully), and…. FOOD!!  One meager year ago we were in isolation. No meetups or visits with friends and family and for sure no big […]

  • 2021-10-14 Being Busy has its Advantages

    What’s on my mind today? My children flying to Washington by themselves (with each other) and the whole thing is outside my control. Yes, they will be with their dad for the duration of their trip, but he and his significant other flew yesterday.  Despite my daughter sometimes being needy, she’s definitely independent and very […]

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