Parenting is hard. Why do we do this? No, really. I mean, I know the Hallmark answer...but, really, why?
We aren't paying for college. We have never had "cover all costs for higher education" on our list of must-dos. We aren't interested in borrowing from our own future to fund our children's (adult) present.
All ready to vacation...and, wait, the kids are sick? Like, REALLY sick? FML.
It’s always about this time, during the Lenten season, that I start checking the calendar for an end date. Is it over yet? Am I done? You’d think I was an actual Catholic.
If you’d asked me eight years ago how I’d react to hearing that our kids’ (bio)mom was moving out of state, I’d probably have answered with something along the lines of, “oh, thank you six pound baby Jesus.” But that was then.
My kids are gross. I don’t even care. Well, I mostly don’t even care. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to the 5% of me that still gets bowed up at the pure “ick” of teenage hygiene.
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
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…
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
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