Summer Is Back On! My Beach Bod Is Not Ready!

Alert! Alert! As it turns out, Summer is not canceled after all! Grab your coolers and sunscreen. Put on your favorite flip-flops (just not from freaking Old Navy) and dust off that two-piece! As states are slowly reopening after the Great COVID Pandemic of 2020 (which isn’t actually over), and homeschooling is coming to an…… Continue reading Summer Is Back On! My Beach Bod Is Not Ready!

How To Tell If You’re A Shitty Mom

I LOVE MY KIDDOS.  All freaking three of them. No, wait – six.  I have two dogs and a hubs as well. Anyway – I friggin love them all. And I’m pretty sure they all love me too – which is kind of mind-blowing because… I’m a Shitty Mom. Sometimes there is no clean underwear.…… Continue reading How To Tell If You’re A Shitty Mom

An Open Letter To Old Navy & The One Dolla Holla

Dear Old Navy, Today begins the “One Dolla Holla” flip-flop sale online. As I understand it, the deal is for basic color flip-flops, limit of 5, and your Old Navy/Gap credit card must be the sole means of payment. This is awesome if you have a store credit card. But, hey – some of us…… Continue reading An Open Letter To Old Navy & The One Dolla Holla

Terrible Two’s Is Happening – Please, Send Vodka

My third and youngest child has finally hit that oh-so-magical milestone: The Terrible Two’s. I had almost forgotten what the magic was like. The organic sound of nail-dragging screams. The assertiveness. The impressive ability to turn from happy-go-lucky Little Man to uncompromising dictator in seconds flat… Yep.  It’s happening. No one knows when or where…… Continue reading Terrible Two’s Is Happening – Please, Send Vodka

Taboo Topics: Why I Tell My Kids When I Am Wrong

Everyone makes mistakes. Mistakes are not limited to children who are learning and growing. Parents mess up too. And that’s OK. There is a notion out there that since you are perfect in the eyes of your child, you SHOULD be perfect. You SHOULD keep that image going for your kids. I am here to…… Continue reading Taboo Topics: Why I Tell My Kids When I Am Wrong

Why I Cry All The Time

I cry all the time. I know that my dry, sarcastic personality makes that hard to believe – but it’s true. I am, in fact, one giant blubbering bitch. And what’s more – I ugly cry. I cry over everything. Sad – cry. Mad – cry. Happy, overwhelmed, frustrated, joyful, hopeful, laughing, proud – cry,…… Continue reading Why I Cry All The Time

Dear Husband, We Need To Talk…Again…

Today I woke up with a killer headache and a proverbial itch that I just can’t scratch. What is this shit that has been happening to me? I like to blame the pandemic when I’m thinking about changes in myself. But, if I’m being honest, that’s not it at all. Dear Hubs, I’ve changed my…… Continue reading Dear Husband, We Need To Talk…Again…

Dear Children, Go Make Some Ramen

It’s 8:30 in the morning. I have now been “stuck” in the house for 54 days with my three children. My oldest came to me this morning with the daily declaration, “Mom, I’m hungry.” “So, make some Ramen.” Yep. I’ve become that parent. “And make some for your 2-year-old brother as well. ” Ramen for…… Continue reading Dear Children, Go Make Some Ramen

Focus

fo·cusnoun1.the center of interest or activity.”this generation has made the environment a focus of attention”2.the state or quality of having or producing clear visual definition.”his face is rather out of focus”verb1.(of a person or their eyes) adapt to the prevailing level of light and become able to see clearly.”try to focus on a stationary object”2.pay particular attention to.”the…… Continue reading Focus