The Last Magical Christmas Is Here

04. December 2017 funny, serious 1
The Last Magical Christmas Is Here
I can see the doubt forming in their eyes. “But how does Santa get into our house if the fireplace doesn’t open?” (Our fireplace has a permanent glass front. The thought of Santa trapped in there with his face smooshed up against the glass is actually kind of hilarious.) “Bobby at school thinks that his ...

The Journey of a Broken Heart- A Special Interview

26. September 2017 serious 2
The Journey of a Broken Heart- A Special Interview
My cell phone rang while I was driving home. It was my mom. Ordinarily, a phone call from my mom wouldn’t be an immediate cause for concern or panic. However, this was different. She was in the hospital and waiting for a heart transplant. A phone call from her could signal that it was GO ...

Teaching Kids About Racism and Color in a White World

15. August 2017 serious 1
Teaching Kids About Racism and Color in a White World
The car is always where we have our serious talks. Strapped into their car seats and without electronic devices, the kids usually give me their undivided attention. With racial tensions constantly rising (especially of late), I often use this car time to talk to them about racism and equality. We live in an unfortunately monochrome ...

The Hissing Grandmother and Roaming Hands

09. May 2017 funny 0
The Hissing Grandmother and Roaming Hands
In the midst of the hardest time in my life, during my teen angst years when I spent my days in high school as an unpopular kid and my evenings slopping corn bread and rolls at Black Eyed Pea, my grandmother came to live with us. Most teenagers would be okay with this arrangement. I was ...

When There Isn’t a Re-do Button

19. April 2017 funny, serious 4
When There Isn’t a Re-do Button
It’s been just over 4 years since my Dad died. It’s pretty hard to believe since I can still remember his mannerisms as if I just saw him yesterday. He was a hilarious person with a gregarious laugh and people always gravitated toward him when he told a story or a joke. He was the ...

Why I Blacklisted All-in-One Craft Boxes

19. February 2017 funny 2
Why I Blacklisted All-in-One Craft Boxes
I should preface this by saying that I am not crafty. At all. I’ve always wanted to be, but I think my impatience usually wins. And oh, my lack of creativity. When I have to walk through a craft store to purchase items, I am always delighted at all of the options, only to remember ...

The Day My Kids Discovered the Truth…About Chicken

20. January 2017 funny 1
The Day My Kids Discovered the Truth…About Chicken
When I was a kid I don’t know if my parents specifically told me about the relationship between animals and the meat that we eat. Honestly though, I don’t know if I ever asked. Looking back, there was no real reason to ask since most of the names of the meat that we ate had ...

The Awkwardness of Massages

10. January 2017 funny 1
The Awkwardness of Massages
It was such a stressful end to the year that my husband decided to give me a massage gift certificate for Christmas. (This was seconds after giving me pink camouflage footed PJs which he said was a joke, but I’m still not so sure. Regardless, the massage gift card made up for that hilarity, joke ...

I’m #TooStressed to Feel #SoBlessed

02. November 2016 funny, serious 5
I’m #TooStressed to Feel #SoBlessed
Let’s face it, some days are just easy and others are plain stressful. Unfortunately, I seem to be on a continued streak of those stressful days lately. So stressful that I’m having a hard time feeling that #soblessed vibe that everyone shares. I went to the bus stop yesterday afternoon in the same clothes that ...