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

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Big Kids, Mom Life, Pregnancy and Babies, Uncategorized

I Am – At My Core – A Sanctimommy.

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.

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(3 Things You Can’t Say To Me, 1 Thing You Can) On the Topic Of Homeschooling

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

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

I Think I’m Becoming One Of Those Annoying Sports Parents

Seriously. I will not shut the fuck up about tennis (our chosen sport). That is the principal clue that I'm becoming one of those annoying sports parents. Tonight I was posting a photo to my Instagram page. After I checked in at the tennis courts on Facebook, of course. After the photo uploaded I looked… Continue reading I Think I’m Becoming One Of Those Annoying Sports Parents

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After Today, Someone Needs To Nominate Me For Mother of the Year

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 (in this case) yourself. Myself. A delicious way to poke fun at me. I'm starting to really wrack up the resume of Bad Mom days.… Continue reading After Today, Someone Needs To Nominate Me For Mother of the Year

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Can We Just All Agree To Abolish The Term ‘Tween’ Already?

Sometimes I get the impression that my friends that are moms are not really my mom friends. I don't know if that makes any sense, but people I have known and called friends for years don't seem to really identify with me as a mother. We don't really talk about our kids with each other.… Continue reading Can We Just All Agree To Abolish The Term ‘Tween’ Already?

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Yes, I Judged A Kid Today. I’ll Do It Again Tomorrow.

I am a believer in a lot of things. They range from really stupid things, like what color nail polish is appropriate to wear to a funeral (the answer is: clear); to very big and grandiose things, like whether or not God exists. If I learned one thing in graduate school, it's that we  all… Continue reading Yes, I Judged A Kid Today. I’ll Do It Again Tomorrow.