Stop

So, a girl walked into a bar... Just kidding. Well, I am not kidding, but, I'll get back to that. *** I just had a first.  For the first time since I started this blog, which was approximately 2,745 days ago, I stopped, mid-post, and said, to myself, "What are you doing? Why are you writing about this? This is not giving you ...

What I want

 I cannot start this post without acknowledging two important things: 1. I have a LOT about which to write. I have formulated at least a dozen posts in my head over the holiday weekend (about gratitude, parenting my daughter v. my son, Thanksgiving and what it means to me...) but, for now, this is what is flying ...

Lifted

There are certain subjects that people like to talk about – need to talk about, in fact – but seem to only do so in a whisper. These topics, it seems, are my specialty! I write openly about things that are hard to say in the hopes of helping others. While I am usually focused on ...

#winning

(Warning: This post is not for the faint of heart and is a little gross. Possibly NSFW. You've been warned.) Do you see that photo above? That photo describes the blissful way in which I ended last night. I crept into my daughter's room, as I do each night, wrote her a note to wake up to, kissed ...

Varsity

Dear World, Today is Election Day. (Go vote! Even if your kids are off of school, I urge you to vote! However, NOT THE POINT OF THIS POST!) I am writing to tell you that, before noon today, I earned a varsity letter on my mom jacket. Let's start at the beginning: This morning, I woke up before 7, which is unusual for ...

Me too

“Take a deep breath. Now exhale. Don’t forget to breathe,” I am telling myself. My heartrate, as of late, has been too fast, and so I am trying to use some of my calming tools. One of my kids is painting pottery at the kitchen table. The other is eating cold pizza and watching Peppa Pig. My husband is ...

The Dark Side

It started with the covers. This morning, from 7:00am - 7:25am, I had the privilege of sharing my side of the bed with a tall, red-headed child who will turn four in exactly one week. My husband had left early for the day, my daughter had already made her way downstairs, and so it was just ...

Something Funny

Here's a joke for you: "Why is a computer so smart? It listens to its Motherboard!" *** OK, so I am notorious for being terrible at telling jokes. Don't get me wrong; I think that I am FUNNY AF. I just can't seem to do the whole "What is the definition of a sweater?" thing. See? Even that made no sense. (Just ...

Lightsaber

My son is amazing. I feel as though my love for him grows everyday, and that is not a cliche. I am tickled by his cuteness, charmed by his devilish grin and touched when he hugs me and says, "Mom, you're the best. You are wonderful." My son is also incredibly stubborn. He wants what he ...

a rose

"There is a rose and it reminds me of you," he said. We were in the middle of a conversation, but he interrupted the rhythm of the words that were dancing from our tongues. "What do you mean?" I asked. "I am looking outside at the garden and I see a rose on the rose bush and it reminds ...