The Gifts that Don’t keep on Giving

​Hello my (male) friends,  Quick holiday gifting PSA.  I’m about to impart wisdom on you that will be a relationship saver.  Probably.  Honestly, I haven’t done a deep dive into my blog demographics, so perhaps it is lacking in male readers.  Perhaps this PSA will actually just be printed out in households around the world … Continue reading The Gifts that Don’t keep on Giving

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

The Business of Comfort

I am writing from something that you would more likely expect to see in the control center at SpaceX than in the sticks of central Virginia.  This newly built office getup, in which I now live, has more controls and options and comfort than I even knew was possible.  What?  I shouldn’t be finishing my … Continue reading The Business of Comfort

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

(Step) Broken

I should be used to it by now.   I should be so good at dealing with it that it’s just another blip in the day. Oh, we’re doing this again?  Okay, well, that sucks.  Not sure why you’re making this any kind of deal, let alone a big one.  Move on, already. Instead, it seems … Continue reading (Step) Broken

Unmasking my Thoughts

Trigger warning: I'm about to throw a few of my thoughts on the continuing argument FOR or AGAINST any and all things pandemic related such as whether we should be hoarding cat food or toilet paper, relying on masks or vaccines, or why I have to maintain a certain level of sympathy for folks who … Continue reading Unmasking my Thoughts