Big Kids, Holidays, Mom Life, Uncategorized

You Guys Need To Chill With The Elf On The Shelf Hate

I'm going to drop a real bomb on you guys, here. It's a doozy. Brace yourselves. I do the Elf on the Shelf for my kids. Yeah, that's right. I have the Elf on the Shelf. Not just the Elf on the Shelf, but one for each of my kids plus an Elf for my… Continue reading You Guys Need To Chill With The Elf On The Shelf Hate

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Mom Life, Suburbia, Uncategorized

Let’s Just All Simmer The Frick Down

There's been a refreshing and, simultaneously, not-so-refreshing trend this last week or two on the Internet, and that is that people have stopped talking about the demise of American society  and values as we knew them pre-Trump, and moved back to the ol' getting offended at everything on the Internet. I say it's refreshing because… Continue reading Let’s Just All Simmer The Frick Down

Big Kids, Mom Life, Pregnancy and Babies, Uncategorized

So I Guess I Have Three Kids Now

For two weeks, now, I've had a shocking revelation rise to the surface of my brain at least once a day. I mean I'll just be going about my business when suddenly it hits and I'm like OH MY GOD THIS IS REAL. Just now, I had it again. I was wrapping Christmas gifts, getting… Continue reading So I Guess I Have Three Kids Now

Big Kids, Blogging and Writing, California Lifestyle, Marriage, Mom Life, Uncategorized

The Best Way To Support Your Adult Kids That Are Parents, Is To Keep Your Mouth Shut

Over the years, I have learned one thing that I hope I remember when I am older and my kids are older and have kids of their own: to keep my mouth shut. Don't foist my opinion on them about how or what they are doing as a parent. Don't make comments under my breath… Continue reading The Best Way To Support Your Adult Kids That Are Parents, Is To Keep Your Mouth Shut

Big Kids, California Lifestyle, Marriage, Mom Life, Suburbia, Uncategorized

I Lost 31 Facebook Friends Today Because I Posted About My Anxiety Disorder

By "lost" I mean that I gave them the boot. They were all family. My husband's family, to be specific. I have an anxiety disorder. It's mostly hormonal at this point, but the more I deal with it the more I realize it's also situational. Situational in the sense that I feel a huge conflict… Continue reading I Lost 31 Facebook Friends Today Because I Posted About My Anxiety Disorder

Big Kids, California Lifestyle, Mom Life, Suburbia, Uncategorized

Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better. Especially If You Were Wrong To Do It.

For some reason, I open myself to a lot of criticism from the people in my life. I'm not entirely sure how it got to that point. Maybe I overshare, as in I tell people way more information than they need. Or possibly I have let people believe that I'll take it. (I think it's… Continue reading Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better. Especially If You Were Wrong To Do It.

California Lifestyle, Mom Life, Uncategorized

Peegate

Peegate. If you are thinking that I'm talking about urine. Human waste. Pee. Pee pee. Wee wee. A scandal about wee wee of Watergate proportions. You would be correct. Today we had tennis lessons in the morning for the kids. After getting them there, my husband and I decided to run home and throw dinner… Continue reading Peegate