Tag: 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 […]

  • 2022-05-24 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 […]

  • 2022-03-18 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 […]

  • 2021-11-28 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 […]