Entries by not your average mom

Why Are You Acting Unusual?

The other day, the kids were a little bit out of control. We were coming off of a three day swim meet, the kids had been dragged back and forth to a pool that was almost an hour away all weekend, I had been gone for basically three days, and everyone was e xhausted. So […]

I Got Issues. You Got ‘Em Too.

This past Saturday, I attended my 30th high school reunion. Thirty years!!! How is it possible that I am old enough to say I did anything thirty years ago? I definitely do not feel that old. Well, I guess that’s not totally true. Physically, there are times when I do feel older. When I get […]

I Love All Americans (Except Maybe The Sick F*ckers Who Stole My Family’s Picture — I Don’t Love Them So Much)

It has come to my attention that my family’s picture is being used by members of a hate group that embraces racism, misogyny, homophobia, and anti-Semitism — basically anything that’s not straight, blond haired and blue eyed. I used to joke that my family was Hitler’s wet dream. It was a joke. Because surely nobody […]

This Is How I Did It

I quit drinking a little over two weeks ago. Since then, I’ve received lots of messages of strength, encouragement, and solidarity. (Thank you so much for all your support!!!) I’ve also received a couple messages with questions and concerns. I think I may have a drinking problem. My issues with alcohol are the same as yours. How […]