Growing up in Southern California for me was all about music, the beach, and a Volkswagen. My best friend was 2 years older than me. She did everything first. Since I had 2 older brothers who barely acknowledged my existence, this was my person. She had music and a car. I learned most of my […]Read More Music and Memories
My daughter came home from school a few weeks back talking about how a boy called her fat. He wanted to prove his strength to the class and claimed, “I’m so strong I can pick up this whole class…well, except for (G) because she’s fat.” Naturally, it crushed her. She’s 9. 3rd grade. The wild […]Read More Adjectives
Today is January 2, 2020. For the first time this whole break, my husband took our kids out to run errands and I was able to de-Christmas most of our house in that time. I had a magical few hours of alone time. Here’s what I learned being alone in the house: 1. I prepared […]Read More Alone Time
Dear 13 year old Son, It 100% sucks that your friend ditched you tonight and went trick or treating with his other friends. I cant help but feel thankful, though. After 2 years of you taking off and going with friends, this momma got one more Halloween with both kids. At the end of the […]Read More Halloween Moments
So we are toes deep into navigating teendom here in Chaos Manner. It’s been a manageable shit show up until now. Lately, I cant help but feel things are starting to tip off the rails a tad. We live in a suburban cookie cutter ‘village’ and along with the community and sense of neighborliness, we […]Read More Holy Teenhood!
Dropping my 8th grader off at the buttcrack of dawn this morning: “Mom, I want to tell you about my dream last night…” It was about a school shooting. The shooter even followed him home. He then asked me if it was possible that he saw the future. This was absolutely not the conversation I […]Read More Lockdown
I am in the middle of the morning on the last day of the first full week of school. If you think i’m excited, you are greatly mistaken. I will be excited when I’m in my safe place after the bell rings today. I will be elated then. This week has had some ups and […]Read More First Week