Childhood Epiphanies Are The Worst

Last night was hard. It all began the exact second we were all back together again and it was unrelenting for a solid 2 hours. Just pure yuckity-yuck, sucky-so-suck, everybody's in the Swamp of Sadness together for no good reason Hell....more

The Post Where Pants and I Are the World

On Friday mornings, to ensure my Best Mom Ever status for the coming weekend, Pants and I get donuts for breakfast and drive around listening to music while he eats them. Just the two of us. Sometimes we go in to eat but not today as I was still wearing pajamas and slippers.As we pulled away from the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru, the synth and trumpets of We Are the World signal to Pants that mama is about to start singing ....more

The Work of a Boy and His Dog

One year ago today, I said goodbye to my first born pup. Doug the dog was special and I miss him. Thinking about him today has me thinking about the love we give and receive from the animals in our lives ....more

So, I Stopped Blogging for Four Months, Eh?

Sometimes I just....STOP.I've done it for as long as I can remember. My best guess is that if you looked into my brain you would find a tiny version of me sitting on a chaise lounge next to a microscopic "Off" and "On" button with my finger at the ready.Sometimes stopping is not good for me- like when the kids are losing it or I have way too many things on my plate to accomplish, a deadline looming over me like the clouds forming an F5 tornado, or too many bills to pay and not enough money to pay all of them. Those are the times I can feel my finger tickling the Off button as I plan my escape route in to Netflix ....more

Back to School. Ring the Bell. (Or We're All Alright! We're All Alright!)

Off to Kindergarten. Off the Pre-K Surprise! There's a new kind of ache sending your firstborn child to school for five whole days and allowing others to teach and care for him ....more

Everything is Awesome: When Camping is the Answer

There was a BOAT! Last weekend we took the kids camping for the second time in their little lives. The short of it is that it was FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC ....more

When I Realized That I Am OK With My Kids Growing Up

In the blink of an eye your kids grow up. This was said to me over and over and over AND OVER again from the moment it was obvious that I was pregnant with Pants. Friends, family, strangers, open letters on the internet - they all ...more

Sail On, Silver Girl...

Grandma, You're dying. It's happening right now and I am here in my house unable to come. Knowing you the way that I do, you'd totally understand and then maybe harbor a little guff ....more

I Should Have Known It Was You, Friend.

Every morning (almost) I have a routine. You know, if the kids sleep long enough to let me ease into the day. So about 3 days a week I have a routine ....more