The afternoons just got a whole lot easier.


The next item of business in my quest to cut down on before and after school chaos is for the kids to become a well oiled machine and function on autopilot when they walk in the door from the bus. I was thinking back to my teaching days. You spend the first couple weeks nailing […]

Bring on the first day of school.


Yesterday I made the decision to take control of our mornings and afternoons and evenings now that school is starting. Like, for real. No more fucking around. Rather than trying to go psycho on the whole entire house, I chose to start in the area that would help me the most. The kitchen. And even […]

No explanation necessary, thank you.


I remember when I started writing this blog, I thought to myself, I will really feel successful when I get a comment from someone who isn’t a friend. Or a relative. And then it happened. A comment from someone I had never met. It was exciting! A rush. It felt good. Three and a half years […]

Update on the husband…


In case you are here for the first time… My husband had a serious boogie boarding accident last Tuesday when we were in North Carolina. He was told by the neurosurgeon in NC that he needed to have surgery within one month and that until he has surgery, he is at risk of becoming completely […]