Distance Learning, Toddler Terror, And The Comfort Of Saying ‘F’ It

It started today. Distance Learning. Courtesy of Rona. My third grader crushed it.  The kid barely needed me.  I found myself tiptoeing to his bedroom, where he sat at his desk completely enthralled in his new learning platform.  I kept assuming that any minute he would call out for help, but instead, a floor board…… Continue reading Distance Learning, Toddler Terror, And The Comfort Of Saying ‘F’ It

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

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…

Why Are We Obsessed With Doomsday Movies During COVID-19?

Last night the Hubs and I watched the 1995 Dustin Hoffman classic, Outbreak. Ya know, the one where Patrick Dempsey brings the Motaba-infected monkey to America and unwittingly begins an epidemic. Ah…Nothing like putting the kids to bed early just to eat popcorn and freak ourselves the eff out during Corona-Isolation…Romance at its finest. But…… Continue reading Why Are We Obsessed With Doomsday Movies During COVID-19?

Marriage How-To: Growing With My Husband

Sometimes we disagree. And that’s OK. We are two different personalities. It’s bound to happen. Hubs and I have been through our share of obstacles. I don’t know any married couple who hasn’t been through something. Maybe I’m just feeling extra mushy because it’s almost our 10 year anniversary…But I have some things to say.…… Continue reading Marriage How-To: Growing With My Husband

How To Make The Best Of Socially Distant Grocery Shopping

It is NO secret to those who know me that I LOVE grocery shopping. I “extreme coupon.” Deal-hunting is an obsession. It is my happy place. I have an enormous binder where I keep all my paper coupons and yes, I haul it to every store. So…Socially Distant grocery shopping? Ugh! My husband has been…… Continue reading How To Make The Best Of Socially Distant Grocery Shopping

How To Date Your Husband During Quarantine

Here, in Ohio, there is a “Stay at Home” order in effect. COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire across the country and the government is trying to slow it down. Bars and restaurants are closed. Movie theaters are closed. No retail stores or museums are open. We are limited to our home, grocery store, or doctor…… Continue reading How To Date Your Husband During Quarantine