Summer’s Not a Bitch. Fall? That’s the Real Bitch.

I used to actually really  kind of hate summer. When my kids were young and the days were endless.  Rise at 6, sunlight till FOREVER.  Battles over bedtime because “it wasn’t night yet.” Making those mistakes of trying to stay up late because “maybe they’ll sleep in just this once.” And they didn’t. Wanting to […]

Nothing to See Here, Folks. Move Along

One of our priests used to say “folks” all the time in his Masses.  I kind of heard it, but never really let it bother me.  Then one day someone told me that their family used to count the number of times he would say it in an hour.  After that I had a seriously […]

Parents of Teenagers Kind of Piss Me Off Too

photo credit I guess this is the week all my inner angst comes out. Phase I of the move is done.  As in, old house is now sold, we’re settled into the new house, boxes are unpacked and we’ve done our first wave of changes to the house.  Now it’s time to sit back, save […]

Blogging Kind of Pisses Me Off

photo credit I’ve thought about this post for a long time. How blogging, as a whole, has begun to piss me off. Why?  How? I’m a blogger, how can I call out my own people?  How can I betray those who support me, just as I’m supposed to support them? As a whole, we’re in […]

Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me?

photo credit Today’s edition brought to you by the makers of “GOOD GOD, WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME ABOUT THIS?” Why didn’t anyone tell me . . .  that moving was completely life changing?  (Wait . . . they did.  I just wasn’t ready to listen?)   that moving had more hidden costs than […]

Favorite (and Not So Favorite) Phrases

photo credit Some phrases I love.  Some I loathe. Here’s a small list: Favorite – Get in my Belly Not so favorite – At the end of the day Favorite – The days are long, the years are short Not so favorite – I know how you feel Favorite – A daughter’s a daughter all […]

For the Love of Texting

photo credit Do you text? I love it.  What started out as a little foray into babysitter communication has turned into a way to communicate that surpasses practically every other way I communicate. I love the immediate response.  I love that there doesn’t have to be an immediate response (on either end) if it’s a […]

How Much Do you Know About Health Care Reform?

Me?  I know nothing. I haven’t paid any attention.  I haven’t read anything.  I haven’t watched one news segment on it. That’s sometimes what I do when something is so monumental as this.  I take the ostrich approach, which is to figuratively stick my head in the sand and wait for it to go away […]

Reinventing Myself

You may have noticed I post much less frequently these days. It’s not you.  It’s me. Truth is, I’m filled with things I want to say, but am finding it harder and harder to say them. And life’s different now, with the loss of my Dad and the added responsibilities of helping my Mom. And […]

Enter Joy

  In a summer filled with one huge DOWN, and some smaller ups, we’re ending with a pretty big up. Little Iggy turned 6 today. And I try to think back to where on Earth these 6 years have gone. Because parenting is filled with “Where has the time gone” moments, isn’t it? I feel […]