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
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
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.
I'm likely going to lose some friends over this, and if so that's unfortunate. The great thing about friendships is the ability to agree to disagree. So let's hope we can do that. If not, it's been swell. The older I get, the more friends and family I have adding to their families. In other… Continue reading Stop Hooking Up Your Children Before They Are Old Enough To Date
Nope. I just don't. I just don't care anymore. I don't give a fig. For far too long, I've cared far too much. I've worried about what people thought of how I was dressed. I agonized over how people considered my hair, my make up, my outfits, the way my ass looked in those pants.… Continue reading I Just Don’t Care Anymore
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.
Today marks four weeks since my husband started his new job. Our lives kind of-sort of revolve around his work schedule - well that, homeschooling, tennis, and you know...daily life. But everything is sort of geared around his very hectic, often unpredictable schedule; if it didn't, our idea of being a family would be waving casually to… Continue reading An Open Letter To My Family, Friends, and Casual Acquaintances