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 … 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 … 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 … 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, … 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. … 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 … 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, … Continue reading By Now, I Should Know Better Than To Leave The House When I’m Crabby
My mother used to tell me that “they say once you have kids, your maternal instinct never goes away.” I suppose this could help to explain why a lot of … Continue reading My Maternal Instinct Has No Kill Switch
We have a lot going on right now. Among those things is our move to a bigger home, and moving my 71 year old father out of his home and … Continue reading Five Steps To Purge Your Kids’ Toy Stash
That’s a literary device we in the professional writing world call: sarcasm. Look it up, you will find it to be a delicious way to poke fun at others. Or … Continue reading After Today, Someone Needs To Nominate Me For Mother of the Year
We used to have a mother’s helper. She came over two times a week, for three hours each time. She’d help with picking up around the house, dishes, lunch, homeschooling, … Continue reading I Need A Babysitter Who Will Work For Free and Not Be a Bad Influence
We all have these days. Days that are so insurmountably horrible that it’s all we can do to curl up in our pajamas, head buried under the covers – hoping … Continue reading Today, I Wave My Surrender Flag