What Does Rum, a Pirate Costume and a Rebellious Teenager Have in Common?

Me. I love my kids, more than anything. And like any parent, I will always love and support my kids, no matter what...sounds a little crazy, but it's the truth. I’ve just experienced something that made me wonder if I’ve been living in an alternate reality that's covered in rainbows, while I ride a three … Continue reading What Does Rum, a Pirate Costume and a Rebellious Teenager Have in Common?

To The Man Who Pinches His Nickels Hard Enough to Make the Beaver On Them S#@t

Ah, it’s Father’s Day. How could I forget Father’s Day? Pffft. Who forgets Father’s Day? Not this gal! Of course, it's my duty as a daughter to mention the man who is partially responsible for bringing me into the world today. Such an unfortunate thing, as I’m certain all of you are thinking. Well, you … Continue reading To The Man Who Pinches His Nickels Hard Enough to Make the Beaver On Them S#@t

The Day I Caught my Husband Indulging in His Secret Guilty Pleasures

It’s not that I didn’t know. Maybe I was just in denial about the whole thing. Maybe I was unwilling or unable to accept what is. It was late one evening when I emerged from running on the treadmill in the basement. It’d been an unforgiving and arduous winter, full of sunless days and brutally … Continue reading The Day I Caught my Husband Indulging in His Secret Guilty Pleasures

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

As Clem pointed out last night while we were on our walk, it's an anniversary of sorts for our little family today, and I’d nearly forgotten. After being holed up for so long, the flipping of our calendar has been sorely neglected…where has time gone? A few years ago, our brave, young, little girl named … Continue reading Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

A Letter To My Sister on Mother’s Day

Dear Lea, It's Mother's Day. Crazy, right? It's the first since you left this crazy spinning planet. Believe me, it's been beyond crazy, kind of sad you missed it. It's funny because all I can think about is you today. You, yes, you. I'm also thinking about your boys and I wonder what they're thinking … Continue reading A Letter To My Sister on Mother’s Day