Category: parenting

  • 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 […]

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

    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…

    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!! 🧡🍗🥓🥧🥔🥐🥦🌽🧡

    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

    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 […]

  • 2021-07-25 California Adventure Day 3: Escape from San Francisco

    2021-07-25 California Adventure Day 3:  Escape from San Francisco

    Yesterday we lingered a little too long for my taste in the Bay Area. Everything about the city is painful.. the traffic, parking, long lines, crowds. Ugh! We literally went to three brunch places before we found one that had less than an hour wait. AND spent about 30 bucks on parking and a half […]

  • 2021-07-24 California Adventure Day 2: Weathering the Weather 🌁

    2021-07-24 California Adventure Day 2: Weathering the Weather 🌁

    We woke up with a grey cloud hanging above us. It showed up the day before and seemed determined to alter the course of our time here in San Fran; determined to take over whatever plan we might have had and squash it. We both felt it and though she shrugged when we were discussing […]