The Guilty Conscience: I Work Therefore I Am Neglectful

“It’s fine. You have to work…again. Maybe we’ll snuggle tomorrow.” My daughter said it in a way that let me know it most certainly was not fine. For being only nine years old, she sure has mastered how to lay on … Continued

Ugly Christmas Sweater + Billie Jean = Can Not Look Away

posted in: Holidays, Just Because | 18

Oh Christmas Sweater, Oh Christmas Sweater, How ugly are your appliques! I’m not sure if you are aware, but December 12th is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. No, you shut up. It really is. At least, it is according to the … Continued

A Cute Rhyme Takes the Guesswork Out of Holiday Gift-Giving

posted in: Books, Holidays, Kids, Parenting | 13

I don’t know about you, but I am woefully behind on my Christmas shopping. See, there’s this thing called Life, and right now it really seems to have an issue with letting me wander aimlessly down the aisles of Toys … Continued

Let’s All Go On a Blog Crawl!

posted in: Blog Hop, Books | 18

It’s like a bar crawl, only better. You don’t need to get a sitter. You don’t need to tip a bartender. You can do it in your pajamas. And you won’t end up becoming best friends with the porcelain throne afterwards. … Continued

The Mayhem is HERE: The Official Release of Absolute Mayhem

posted in: Books, Feeling Blessed, Kids | 26

I am vibrating just a bit. Finally, here is the blog post four years in the making. If we want to be technical, it has really been more like twenty-five years in the making. But twenty-one of those years were just … Continued

Silence and Kindness in the Wake of #Ferguson

The snow came on a Wednesday after the grand jury decision, and brought with it a bit of welcomed quiet on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. Yet the very constant and often charged chatter in my newsfeeds remained as loud as ever. … Continued

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