Emotional Icons

Jeepers. Send one wrong emoji and suddenly you feel attacked, misunderstood, vilified, and, well, old.  Granted, I’ve apparently been sending this particular (and apparently incorrect) upside-down-smiley-face emoji for months now.  Frankly, I got tired of tapping on the standard smiley face options.  When I found the upside-down-smiley-face I thought oh, yes that is much more … Continue reading Emotional Icons

Flu-ing the Coup

It’s happened again.   I thought maybe we could just ride out the rest of 2021 without any major parenting milestones, but alas...kids.  Am I right?  Or rather, NON-parenting milestones.  The parenting moments your pesky teens steal from you without permission. I've written before about that sense of loss, like you missed an important invite. Maybe … Continue reading Flu-ing the Coup

The Power of Mom

Referring back to my entry of a few weeks ago, it didn’t feel right to leave it without an update and a plea. First, I want to offer a huge thanks to all who reached out to us personally with kind thoughts and words of encouragement.  It is always so reassuring to know how many … Continue reading The Power of Mom

Yo Shawy, It’s Your (Blog)Birthday

It’s happening again!   Another milestone! Not a real milestone.  Just one I will celebrate amongst myself.   The blog is celebrating two years!  Which is mostly true.  I did start my quest to be a blogger in 2010, then evidently got bored and stopped halfway through 2011 only to pick it up again on (tomorrow’s) this … Continue reading Yo Shawy, It’s Your (Blog)Birthday

Ranch Dressing and the Downward Spiral of Western Civilization

This may be controversial, but I think I've finally nailed down why today's youth and young adults are triggered and entitled and unable to function like the champs of the generations before them. It’s something I’ve thought about often - thinking that if I could just put my finger on it, I could probably solve … Continue reading Ranch Dressing and the Downward Spiral of Western Civilization