The Sunny Side Of Homeschooling During A Pandemic

I have been agonizing for weeks over whether to send my kids back to school in the Fall. Our district was offering a virtual option, as well as a traditional where time spent in-person would depend on the county’s assessment of Covid community spread. This week, the decision was made for us when our district…… Continue reading The Sunny Side Of Homeschooling During A Pandemic

CoronaLand: Population, Everyone

I am a stay-at-home mom of three. My husband works full time. We reside in a Cleveland suburb, where we own a modest acre. We have flowers, a deck, a pool… And, oh, we live in freaking CoronaLand. CoronaLand is like the United States, only there are many, many rules to abide by if we…… Continue reading CoronaLand: Population, Everyone

Aurora

I have been struggling to decide whether or not I should share this story since it is not mine. And, as a bystander, I know the details of my account are probably not 100% accurate. But, as a mother, I can’t shake what happened this weekend. I fear the memory will haunt me for many…… Continue reading Aurora

Anti-Maskers Selling Useless Face Masks In Protest

Every morning I wake up and read a little news while drinking my coffee. Today, I read an article that infuriated me. Anti-mask protesters’ new weapon: wearing masks that offer no COVID-19 protection Here’s the jist: There are ACTUALLY people out there selling and wearing face coverings made of mesh or crochet, with the intent…… Continue reading Anti-Maskers Selling Useless Face Masks In Protest

People I Want To Dropkick, Part IV: Nothing Is Ever Good Enough For Me

The same former acquaintance who described me as “always having a chip on my shoulder,” also declared that “nothing was ever good enough for me.” Well, former acquaintance, again, you have hit the nail on the head. Nothing is ever good enough for me. Let me tell you why: If nothing is ever good enough,…… Continue reading People I Want To Dropkick, Part IV: Nothing Is Ever Good Enough For Me

People I Want To Dropkick, Part III: I’ve Got A Chip On My Shoulder

At this point in my adult life, I have gathered that I am not everyone’s cup of tea. Using sarcasm is like a sport to me and I probably swear a little more than could be considered lady-like. Today I was described by a former acquaintance as “always having a chip on my shoulder.” It’s…… Continue reading People I Want To Dropkick, Part III: I’ve Got A Chip On My Shoulder

Pantless, Sweaty, & Swearing: How DO I Do It?

So, I’m in the middle of vacuuming and cussing out my dogs for shredding a shitty diaper all over my two-year-old’s bedroom. I’m glistening like a freaking pig. Trying to decide which room of the house is next for a pantless deep-cleaning. (Yes, I’m cleaning my house with no pants on, because I rolled out…… Continue reading Pantless, Sweaty, & Swearing: How DO I Do It?

People I Want To Dropkick, Part II

Turns out, my list of people I want to dropkick is a little longer still. People who really grind my gears on the daily… Anti-Vaxxers The simple fact that I had chickenpox when I was little, but MY children never will is a motherf***ing miracle! We are living in the 21st Century. There is basically…… Continue reading People I Want To Dropkick, Part II

Things I Didn’t Miss During Lockdown

The whole COVID timeline is beginning to get a little fuzzy for me now.  My days have been running together since March and I have been wearing my husband’s boxers as shorts daily since April. All I know at this moment is it’s July and while businesses are reopening, there are tons of douchebags out…… Continue reading Things I Didn’t Miss During Lockdown