Tag: parenting

  • 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 […]

  • 2021-07-23 California Adventure Day 1: Not the Blog Post I Was Hoping For

    2021-07-23 California Adventure Day 1: Not the Blog Post I Was Hoping For

    The day yesterday started with a bit of a headache,at 5AM. OK, It was more than a “bit,” it was pretty bad and within a few minutes of being awake, I knew it was a migraine. Of all days and times to have this?? The timing is terrible. I realized that with the long travel […]

  • 2021-07-22 California Adventure Day 0: No Love for San Fran (But Big Love for My Z) ❤️

    2021-07-22 California Adventure Day 0: No Love for San Fran (But Big Love for My Z) ❤️

    San Francisco and I have a storied past. In all honesty, if it were up to me, I wouldn’t visit again. I’m not really a fan. I think the city is overrated and don’t quite understand the appeal. Am I not cultured enough or hip enough to “get it?” Perhaps. But arriving yesterday I was […]

  • 2021-07-09 All’s Well that Ends Well

    2021-07-09 All’s Well that Ends Well

    I’ve got just a little time today, and at the very least wanted to document for posterity that the day yesterday turned out ok despite the conflicted emotions over cancelled plans and personal insecurities. I went to CB and had a nice time with my friends (after my obligatory weekly visit with my dad, who […]

  • 2021-07-02 Wait a Day and the Forecast Will Change

    2021-07-02 Wait a Day and the Forecast Will Change

    In case anyone is playing along, I did not let the snafu with my ex go. I sent a follow up text pointing out that he literally contradicted his own “advice” to our son by ignoring my text message. And of course I couldn’t help but throw in that I don’t agree with him and […]

  • 2021-07-01 The One To My Ex About Actions and Consequences

    2021-07-01 The One To My Ex About Actions and Consequences

    To admit you feel as though you want revenge is to admit to being human. That’s my excuse. I’m human and therefore flawed in all the miraculous ways human beings are. It’s a miracle that we are here at all— stranded on this spiral arm of stars.  I’m flawed for feeling as though I’m enjoying […]

  • 2021-06-28 Loneliness

    2021-06-28 Loneliness

    Today’s poem of the day from the Paris Review is about loneliness. Today’s heartache is not knowing how to help my daughter navigate her loneliness.  It’s a staunch truth that though we may be surrounded by people—home, work, school— we can still be suffering from loneliness. A longing to be with our person or persons. […]