Kids just never want to sleep! You know the routine. You read a story or sing a song. You put out a glass of water. You put on the night-light. You hug and kiss them. Tell them you love them. You tuck the covers just right. And then it happens. Every damn night. They don’t … Read moreWhy Can’t You Just Sleep in Your Own Damn Bed?
Okay, maybe “hate your kid“, is a bit extreme, but so is your kid. Our old house was the neighborhood hangout. Rainy days, our house. Wet, snowy days for hot chocolate breaks while waiting for machine dried clothes, our house. Funny thing is, now we have a much bigger yard and an awesome basement family … Read moreWhy I Hate Your Kid
We’ve all had an annoying neighbor or two over the years. Okay, maybe more than two. Maybe they aren’t as bad as in Neighbors 2 or the first Neighbors for that matter. But what if the person everyone avoids is you! Some behaviors are obviously going to piss me off. Like if your dog shits … Read more4 Signs You Are The Annoying Neighbor
I have a new favorite saying. “Busy bodies can’t be busybodies.” I use this as a reminder to my kids when they are tattling or into each others business. If you’re sticking to your business you don’t have time for anybody else’s. It helps remind me too when I get into a situation they could … Read moreAre You A Professional Busybody?
Have you ever wanted to put in a new flower garden but you really weren’t sure how it would look or exactly how you wanted it? Me too! On a whim, I decided to put a new flower garden in our yard. I had a vision forming, sort of. I was hesitant. Digging up … Read moreCreating A Temporary Flower Garden
Taking care of elderly parents is a challenge. Have you noticed your parents may need to stop driving? Coming to terms with aging parents is difficult for everyone. Addressing they can no longer drive safely is often the first step in helping them make that transition. When we don’t see our parents every day or … Read more6 Signs Your Parents May Need to Stop Driving
Last night I laid in bed thinking over the season finale of The Walking Dead. Wondering who was on the other end of Negan’s bat, Lucille. Who is it? Damn, October is a long time to wait. I realized it’s like parenting. You think things are going fine until you’re surrounded and you wonder how … Read more14 Ways Parenting is Like The Walking Dead
Dear Period, This might be uncomfortable to hear but, you used to be so, I don’t know, normal. For 30 years you’d drop by once a month right on time, like a perfect little friend. Now you’re all, “I’ll just show up whenever the hell I want.” and “I’m gonna move to menopause or maybe … Read moreDear Period…I’m Breaking Up with You
Well, it’s official. He-who-shall-not-be-named has been named. No, not Voldemort, I am talking about my chin hair. Yes, it’s a he, because he is a pain in the ass. The other day I was in Wal-Mart with my 9-year-old daughter Quinn. She’s a BFF in training, she’s gonna learn right. S he knows to tell … Read moreWhen You Have That One Annoying Chin Hair