Here for the stress

Don’t mind me, I’m just here parenting through the stress. No big whoop. With the Pandemic Pandemonium in full swing, everything else is either amplified or pales in comparison. I find this Covid pandemic puts things into really clear perspective…. mostly. For instance, having drama at your job right now is a luxury. It means […]

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Just GO Already!

Vacations, amiright?! We have a little tiny getaway spot near the ocean in the Pacific Northwest. I say this to paint a picture not of soft, warm, sunny sandy beaches but of overcast, cold, small town coast line with alternating cold sand, pebbles, and driftwood. We love it. It is, in fact, a getaway. It […]

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Seething Soapbox

Scrolling through Netflix the other night, I landed on an interesting looking documentary called, “Pray Away”. Being a parent of a gay teen and a Catholic School “Survivor” myself, this piqued my interest. Let me just say this in advance; If you are easily triggered by unfair representation or agenda regarding the LGBTQ community, save […]

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Mom Limbo

Mimbo. This is where I’m at right now. I’m in between. I have a 15 year old and a 10 year old. Life is no longer a day to day mission to make it to bedtime. I no longer have to manage naps and bottles and snack time and preschool or kindergarten. I am not […]

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Aging Painfully

This is one of those gripey posts, so just move along if you aren’t interested. You know that saying that only the lucky have the privilege of aging? All due respect, I call bullshit. In the past two weeks, my privileged aging body has been defeated by the most simple of obstacles: 1. Bug Bites: […]

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Happy Pride

I have thought about this post so many times in the last eight months and how I wanted to say the right words. I’ve started/restarted/scrapped so many attempts in my head. But here we are. In keeping with the theme of my page here, this will be my perspective and my story. (Disclaimer: I have […]

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Dumb & Numb

Contrary to popular belief, the birth of my children was not where my time line originated. I was a whole person before creating my own family unit. I had a history, a life, experiences, growth, mistakes and some pain. Go figure. I suppose we cant all organically have a sparkling, witty sense of self without […]

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Moms

Mother’s Day is a bit of a mixed bag for me. It’s a lot of taming expectation, giving up control and trying to roll with whatever the day holds. It’s about genuine intention, grace and flexibility. I have 2/3 of those things. I feel like major holidays are a great reason to avoid social media. […]

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Checking In

I have not written in quite a while so I wanted to come back and do that. … but I don’t have much to say. I have a lot to say, but I also have nothing. So much has changed in the world, so much has happened to everyone just in general. Like where would […]

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Race and My Kids

The conversation of race and social justice is so important, especially now. I have found it tricky to navigate at times because I don’t want to talk about it just to say “We’ve talked about it.” I want it to be impactful. I want them to find meaning in it for themselves, not because I […]

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