It’s Really Summer, Y’all

17. June 2016 funny 0
It’s Really Summer, Y’all
As we’re wrapping up the end of the second week of summer, I think the reality of it is finally hitting me. This is not just a long holiday weekend and the kids will be going back to school tomorrow. This is not Spring Break where we can let lose for a solid 5 days ...

My Threenager May Send Me To Crazy Town

09. June 2016 funny 4
My Threenager May Send Me To Crazy Town
I honestly never knew how terrible the threes would be. No one ever said, “Hey, the threes are really terrible. Grab your suit of armor, take a class in arbitration and conflict resolution, and count the days until the fours come.” But I’m here to tell you (if you aren’t already in the trenches of ...

5 Goals For a More Meaningful Summer

02. June 2016 Uncategorized 1
5 Goals For a More Meaningful Summer
It’s the first day of summer for my Kindergartener and 1st grader (and their little brother who pretty much lives like it’s summer vacation daily). Unlike last year at this time, I don’t have a list of things that we’re going to do, nor do we have any vacations planned. I didn’t mean for it ...

When Our Parents Lose Independence

30. May 2016 serious 3
When Our Parents Lose Independence
This weekend my siblings and I had the task of clearing out my mom’s house so it could be put on the market. Unfortunately when our parents lose independence, we are often left to figure out what’s best for them. In my mom’s case, it meant selling her home and moving into my brother’s house. ...

Parenting: 10 Things I’m Tired of Saying

22. May 2016 funny 0
Parenting: 10 Things I’m Tired of Saying
Sometimes I feel like it’s Groundhog Day around here with the way I have to repeat myself. It’s almost like every time is the first time. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. For those of you unfamiliar with the Groundhog Day reference, Bill Murray plays a TV weatherman who finds himself in a time loop repeating the same day (which happens to ...

Going Postal (The Blue Chair)

20. May 2016 funny 5
Going Postal (The Blue Chair)
We all have our thresholds. Unfortunately for me,  it seems that the threshold is a moving target and my “I’VE HAD ENOUGH!!!” moment depends entirely on what’s transpired throughout the day. My patience level seems to directly correlate with how many of the following things occur in a given day (just a snapshot of some ...

A Public Apology to the Boy I Bullied

16. May 2016 serious 1
A Public Apology to the Boy I Bullied
Alfonso was his name. I think about him often, and if I remembered his last name, I might even reach out to him now to apologize. We were in middle school together and we shared some of the same classes. I was trying to be funny and thought if I called him “Egghead” it would ...

Confessions From a Former Latchkey Kid

15. May 2016 funny, serious 4
Confessions From a Former Latchkey Kid
I look back upon my childhood with great fondness. We had a comfortable house in a middle-class neighborhood in the middle of Houston. I had two amazing parents that worked really hard to provide for us, and three older siblings that made growing up full of hilarious stories. I was also a latchkey kid. We ...

The F@#$-It Forties – Thoughts On Turning 40

12. May 2016 serious 1
The F@#$-It Forties – Thoughts On Turning 40
I am a few days away from turning 40, which had you asked me 15 years ago, would have seemed SO OLD.  Ironically, I don’t feel old even though have 3 kids, 3 pets, a husband, and a house to take care of. Going with history and tradition, 40 is supposed to be a year ...

The Tarantula and the Matador

11. May 2016 funny 0
The Tarantula and the Matador
My first and only experience with a tarantula was from a Brady Bunch episode many years ago. (I learned so much from those Brady kids back in the day!) Anyway, the Brady family was vacationing in Hawaii and somehow ran across a bad luck tiki idol (because of course they did). I don’t remember the ...