Today was day sixteen of summer vacation. It was the first really rainy day since the kids have been out of school, and after two weeks of sun and outdoor swim practices and a few late nights and a nine-hour-long 4th of July party the other day, we were all in need of a lazy, […]
Mom Fail #4,783
One of the things I’m struggling with these days is that now that all the kids are in school full time, I feel like I should totally have my shit together. And I don’t. I feel like I should be totally organized (I’m not), the house should be pretty clean (it isn’t), and I should […]
Mom, just don’t be boring.
A couple weeks ago, a friend of mine who is a high school teacher was looking for a speaker to come in and talk to her Intro to Psychology class. This is a section of the population I don’t have much experience speaking to. I’ve spoken for groups of moms and dads. I’ve spent plenty […]
Ten Words I Never Thought I’d Say To My Daughter
It’s Friday, and it’s been a long week, and I need a break from my kids, and I need to go to bed early, so here is a Flashback Friday story. If you are having a similar Friday night and could use a laugh, here you go. * * * I’ve said a […]
American Girl. More than just a really expensive doll.
We have never had an American Girl doll. Number 4 has never really been into dolls, and Number 5 would love one, but they’re just way too expensive. So I don’t know that much about them, but I’ve always been under the impression that they were really meant for girls who were around Number 5’s […]