I have two kids who, despite my enthusiastic efforts, continue to grow and mature. The 9 year-old boy seems willing to stay as young as I need him to be, often curling himself up on my lap to watch television and allowing me to serve him his meals on a plastic Go, Diego, Go divided […]
It’s Our 15th Anniversary!
Like a fine wine, we’ve aged. Fifteen years worth of aging. We started out with just the two of us. Morning, noon and night were about us. Breakfast was a quick grab of a muffin on the way out the door, chatting about our day ahead as we piled into the Honda and carpooled to […]
Back to the Summer Grind
Hey friends! It’s Summer. I’m sure you haven’t actually figured that out on your own. Ms. Captain Obvious here. My kiddos are out of school and draping themselves lazily across my various furniture pieces, leaving random wrappers for snacks I didn’t even know were in my cupboard tucked sneakily into couch cushions and…honestly, driving me […]
I believe a weekly wrap-up of some of my favorites is in order. Why? Because it’s Friday and I’ve had some favorites. I know. Groundbreaking stuff here. Favorite #1: That I’m married to a hunky guy who doubles as a hairstylist. Okay, hairstylist might be a stretch. But he periodically (and confidently!) removes hair from […]
The Dirty Dash 2014
“So, Mindy. I plan on taking the kids on this obstacle course thing. The Dirty Dash 2014. Pretty much we jump around in mud, race across a field, climb stuff. In mud. K?” Forcing back my germaphobic tendencies and involuntary eye tick I calmly respond, “Uh, no.” And so it went, back and forth, until Hubs […]
The Last Day of School 2014
Wow. Just, wow. How on Earth did 200 +/- days go by in the wink of an eye? It defies science, really. But then so do many of the things our school-aged kids manage to do so why am I surprised? This has been quite a year, as are most. My inquisitive little squirrel monkey […]
Baseball Season is Alive and Hitting…well, sometimes.
It can be almost painful to watch your little tikes play organized sports. I sit on the sidelines in my pop-up camp chair gripping the arms, a mere nano-second away from launching out of the chair to either swing the bat for my kiddo or viciously destroy the pitching machine that I’m sure has it […]
A Gloomy, Rainy, Boring Saturday. Or is it?
Good afternoon Friends! What a positive, optimistic, glass half-full (of Captain Morgan, no less!) blog title, eh? It’s just one of those ugly kinda days. The sky is gray. And not a gorgeous chevron-striped pillow type of gray either. The dismal kind. Frizz-inducing misty rain is coming down. It’s cold. But it’s not cold. Not cold […]
Working Moms – I Salute You! (An Open Letter)
Dear Unsung Heroes: I would like to begin by saying I truly believe the majority of us chicks are doing the best we can within whatever situation we find ourselves. The “mom” job is the toughest in the world and there ain’t nobody with all the answers. Any-shmoo, some background. I joined the ranks of the […]
You Can Learn A Lot If You Listen
Recently, while reacquainting myself with my little bloggy-blog I came across this post that for some reason only known to God and the Universe, I never published. Rather than dump it off as a missed opportunity to share I decided to include it as today’s blog post, the information still quite relevant. I threw this […]
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