And even then, it nearly killed me. I don't mean that it was dangerous or wracked with mishap that could have severed my head or anything. I mean I hated doing it so much, I could have died. I literally could have died. Literally. Not figuratively, like a spiritual death. I mean laid down on… Continue reading I Did One DIY Project For Easter. One. Not Twelve. Not Twenty. Just One.
Opinions are like assholes. Everybody's got one. I've said many versions of that over the course of the years writing on this blog. And in life, in general. It's probably one of the only cliches I can really get on board with. I'm just not a big fan of them - at least as far… Continue reading I Am – At My Core – A Sanctimommy.
This is a lesson I continue to learn, still, after all these years. I used to think I knew everything about being a parent. I was wrong. While I went to college, I worked in a pharmacy as a pharmacy technician. After about a year of working, they invented this thing to help kids with… Continue reading I Used To Think I Knew Everything About Being A Parent. I Was Wrong.
Or is it? I grapple with this myself on the regular. My philosophy as a parent in theory is really, and truly, very simple: don't raise assholes. As I said, in theory this is easy. Raise good people. People that are kind. That care for others. That experience empathy. That know how to set healthy… Continue reading My Child-Rearing Philosophy Is Simple.
So I mentioned the other day that we are on vacation. Specifically, we are visiting family in Central Oregon. This will be the longest visit we have ever made here. In the past, we've come up for two or three days at a time. This time we made it a ten day jaunt; and let… Continue reading I’m Good On the Vacation Now
Summer is upon us, which means everyone with an asshole and an opinion wants to tell me what I should be doing with my family come next fall. My 11 year old is - technically - a to-be-6th grader; although, to define her as such in homeschooling terms seems very unfair. We don't take breaks for… Continue reading (3 Things You Can’t Say To Me, 1 Thing You Can) On the Topic Of Homeschooling
I woke up this morning in a bad mood. That's actually a slight understatement, actually. I was so angry in the general sense that I continually thought to myself: "geez, Heather...you're being pretty bitchy this morning." And to be honest, it was entirely my fault. I opted to sleep in bed last night, instead of… Continue reading By Now, I Should Know Better Than To Leave The House When I’m Crabby