Normally, I can accept an election loss and move along with daily life. Focus on the positive, try to make some kind of impact in the little bit of world around me. But there’s nothing normal about the presidential election of 2016. And there is nothing normal about today. While being fairly closely connected to politics for… Read More Today I Cry
Today I was reminded that our lives are filled with exciting ups and difficult downs. But despite it all, as much as we may want to freeze time or roll it backward, life just keeps moving us forward. Hope you’re all enjoying the ride.
After six years into this mother of boys gig, I’ve come to know a thing or two. The biggest of which, is that I actually know nothing. But despite my utter cluelessness, I do have a few tips for my fellow halfway-to-crazy parents raising these tiny tornadoes called boys.… Read More Raising Boys…While We Have Them.
If you’re a parent these days, you are no doubt familiar with the barrage of YouTube programming geared toward melting young minds. There’s the teens demonstrating how to play Minecraft, kids playing with Angry Bird figurines and the totally addictive unwrapping of the Kinder eggs. Yes, that’s right. Today’s generation of aged out toddlers love watching videos of other kids playing… Read More The Trippiest Kid’s Show on YouTube
It’s been one of those days. Nothing went your way. Missed a deadline at work. Kid vomited in your minivan. Flat tire on your drive home. And because of stupid effing autocorrect, you just texted your boss that you ‘can’t wait to get crunk this weekend grrrrrrrl’. You are reaching your breaking point faster than… Read More If Adults Could Tantrum Like Kids
So. I wrote a children’s book. And, I swear I never say this about my own work, but this book is so incredibly amazing that every parent around the entire world will be counting the hours until they can read it to their child, over and over again, every single night, for the rest of their lives. Maybe in the… Read More The Cutthroat World of…Children’s Books?
It’s been a while, I know. I apologize for the distance, er, the lack of distance logged rather. But I promise, stupid dear RunKeeper app, to make it up to you with miles upon miles of record-breaking sprints power walks. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and I’ve definitely found that to be true.… Read More Dear RunKeeper…
Maybe it’s your mom, sister, brother, roommate or that weirdo coworker with the Betty White calendar (complete with centerfold collage) in her office…ok maybe that’s just weirdo me. Whoever it may be, chances are you know at least one, true, diehard, love-everything-about-them, Golden Girls fanatic. Every Golden Girls fan has their nostalgic reasons behind their love.… Read More What Is It About Those Golden Girls?
I used to have this thing, where I was too embarrassed to mention you for fear of making people feel uncomfortable. I mean, death is awkward and depressing. But I’m over that now. When it comes to lives, you certainly lived a wonderful one. When it comes to kindness, selflessness, intelligence and humor, I can’t think of many… Read More A Letter to My Mother, On the Anniversary of Her Death
“to extend or expand beyond a safe or reasonable point” Tuesday morning, 5:30 am. Mommy…mommy…you can hear the whispers. As you pry your groggy eyes open(ish) through the ridiculously early morning darkness,you make out what appears to be your 3-year-old pleading for some grapes…peeeeeeez. You stumble your way to the kitchen, tripping over a scattering of Tonka trucks and… Read More Overextended.