Like most moms, I stay up way too late and then wake up way too early all to enjoy a few moments of quiet...by myself. At night, I throw myself into the latest episode of a trashy reality show or a murder documentary...in the early morning hours, I get caught up with the news and… Continue reading Please…BRAG away!
"Why is this happening? It's the first week of school and bullying is out of control?" Not everyone is going to like what I have to say. And that’s okay. But if you know me, or of me, then you know that I am unapologetically real. I have zero minutes in my day to sugarcoat… Continue reading Parents: Take Back Your House
My son was looking for a safe place to hide in a store. That thought has consumed my mind for days now. He and I were holding hands as we walked into a store the other day and I remember his grip was so tight and sweaty. When we walked through the doors, he started… Continue reading “This is where we could hide…”
Not another one. I whispered that to myself while I was in the waiting room of a doctor's office. "Dan James Richards, of Creston, died on May 30 at the age of 16." Dan ended his life after being bullied...relentlessly. The rest of the obituary read: The family would like to note: to the bullies… Continue reading Enough.
I have hit the age where nearly everything that comes out of my mouth to my kids starts with: "when I was your age." I still don't have the story that ends with me walking 10 miles...uphill...in a blizzard like my Dad did. But my kids hear the stories over and over: "When I was your age,… Continue reading All about the LIKES
This was me yesterday. There I am in an extreme close-up...holed up in a public restroom. Why? It was either that or let my temper and "choice" words get the best of me. This is called growth 😉 So I went to count to 10 in order to find my zen. Long story short, a… Continue reading Count to 10…
I have a new mantra that I will repeat to myself every day this summer: "Just wing it. It's all good, mama." I don't know about you, but every year at this exact time, I try morph into a combo of Perfect Polly & Carol Brady to plan the "PERFECT SUMMER FOR KIDS." I'll shamefully… Continue reading Just wing it.