Here’s why I hate school fundraisers

It’s fall ya’ll! That first-day-of-school excitement has come and gone. There’s a brisk chill in the air, leaves are beginning to change colors, and pumpkin spice everything is in full swing. The holiday season is fast-approaching – which means store shelves are lined with pumpkins, blow-up turkeys, and Christmas lights all at once. Our children…… Continue reading Here’s why I hate school fundraisers

When The Camper Gets Closed Up For Winter

Today, we packed up pillows and linens. We emptied food from cabinets and cleaned out the fridge. We emptied the contents of our medicine cabinet into a tote, and bagged up unused rolls of toilet paper. Lounge chairs and garden ornaments are stacked in the shed. The fire pit, now cold, is left with only…… Continue reading When The Camper Gets Closed Up For Winter

My Kids Don’t Realize They’re Actually Best Friends

My oldest son once used his three-year-old brother as part of a living room parkour challenge. My two sons wake their sister some mornings by wearing a scary clown mask. Oh, and every once in a while, my daughter is caught persuading her younger brother to give her his toys – only to, moments later,…… Continue reading My Kids Don’t Realize They’re Actually Best Friends

This school year was supposed to be easier, but it’s not

Today, to me, there is nothing political about this. This isn’t even about science. I don’t want to argue. I’m not here to moderate debates. It’s true – Somewhere in the back of my mind, I hold opinions too. They’re currently being stored in a file, under the name: “What’s It Matter, Anyway?” I. Am.…… Continue reading This school year was supposed to be easier, but it’s not

I’m a socially awkward mom

I like to think I’m an easy-going, friendly, maybe even charismatic person. I picture myself the life of the party: hair always on point, outgoing…an assertive trendsetter. Oh, and witty AF. I command a room. Truth be told – this is just me in my own brain. The way I see myself crushing it in…… Continue reading I’m a socially awkward mom

I let my three-year-old have candy and soda for breakfast

It’s 9am and my three-year-old just proudly finished a Milky Way and a cup of orange soda. I know, right? Mom. Of. The. YEAR! That kind of morning leniency usually only happens on Easter or the day after Halloween. But, hey, it’s a Friday and I’m fresh out of fucks for the week. Monday was…… Continue reading I let my three-year-old have candy and soda for breakfast