When the Holidays look Different

As Rich had his arm halfway up the business end of a turkey this morning, he took a pause, shook his head and said “what am I doing?”  Being the ever present person available to offer ways to do things better, I jumped in with a quick what’s wrong? while googling How to Turkey.   … Continue reading When the Holidays look Different

The Man-don’t

I’m going to write a bit about the recent move by our school district to reject our state’s mandate on policies regarding its transgender students.  I know this can be a hot spot for some and I know that my thoughts do not always match up with the rest of the world, BUT, we’ve gotten … Continue reading The Man-don’t

Have Kids, they said…

So many ways to start this blog, the summary of which is: Sometimes this shite just writes itself. Going back to the ImPodsible entry...Remember that one?  No?  Quick recap then.  Rich and I made a very grown up decision to remove laundry and dishwashing pods from our lives.  We said things like it’s better for … Continue reading Have Kids, they said…

Freedom Friday

When is old enough?  What is the right age?  Is this okay?   These are the most commonly asked questions in our house when it comes to the kids and the things.  Typically, the answer doesn’t really matter as we rarely come across events that are truly life and death.  Or at least we haven’t in … Continue reading Freedom Friday

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