Category Archives: family life

When your kids are little you never think the day will come when they’ll actually leave home. Sure, you joke about it, as in “One day when you’re gone I’m turning your room into a crafting paradise and getting rid of your cat” or you might wistfully imagine a day when there’s not empty glasses, dirty […]

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Today’s post brought to you by my sinuses. But really. I’m all congested and drippy at the same time and my head is pounding and my stomach is queasy and I just. need. to. go. back. to. bed.  So I arbitrarily picked this oldie for you. No kidding, I opened up my post screen, randomly […]

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When your kids get older, Halloween becomes a lot different (more on that later in the week). But even though one of my kids hasn’t dressed up and gone trick-or-treating in a few years and this may be one of the last years for the other one, I have many, many fun memories of Halloweens […]

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I’ve already been to college. Twice. It might surprise some of you to know that I actually have a Master’s Degree when to read most of my posts it appears that I’m nothing but a lazy, shallow TV watchin’, celebrity gossip lovin’, wine drinkin’ kind of a girl.  Don’t get me wrong: I’m definitely all […]

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I never had a Cabbage Patch Kid. I think maybe it was because in the early 80’s when they really took off and became popular I was too old to play with dolls. Or maybe it was because they were ugly as shit. Whichever it was, the fact that I was never a fan became […]

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Thing 2 is pissed. For the past few years, she’s been anxiously waiting the day she can finally sit in the front seat of the car, and for the past few years we’ve told her she had to wait until she was 12. She turned 12 almost five months ago and we’ve done a pretty […]

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A few weeks ago someone on Facebook shared an article called, “7 Phrases That Will Make Your Partner Feel Loved & Respected.” I’m gonna be honest. I only clicked on the link because I thought (hoped) it was going to be a sarcastic and smart-ass article. It wasn’t. According to the article, “when you feel heard, […]

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Listen. Do you hear that? You don’t? Me neither!! My house is quiet! Free of showtunes and One Direction and sister-bickering and the poke-me-in-the-eardrums-with-chopsticks-now-please obnoxious voices of every singing star that now has their own Disney Channel or Nickelodeon show! Pour mama a mimosa and ready the napping couch! Nah, not really (yet). I’m actually experiencing […]

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The other day Husband and I went to Costco…hungry. As you all know, Costco is (usually) a fine place to go with a rumbly in your tummy, as you can (usually) count on a delicious morsel being sampled at the end of every aisle. But for some reason everything that was being sampled the other […]

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