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
I’m on day 2 of working full time after more than a decade. Here’s what I’ve learned so far: 1. Mornings are even more hectic when you yourself have to leave prepared for work. I actually forgot to have coffee and my morning medicine just because I didn’t have enough time on day 1. Day […]Read More Going Back To Work: Early Observations
My husband and I had an interesting weekend. I had a few consecutive days off of work before the new school year starts and I’m stuck to a firm schedule. I sprung a last minute vacation idea on my husband and he was ecstatic! Kidding, he was not into it. We did a “staycation” in […]Read More Geezers
Ever feel like you are the dysfunctional family on the block? Luckily we live in a subdivision, so we get to see and hear all kinds of dysfunction to keep our perspective. Summer Facebook and Instagram feeds can be a happiness trap. It’s easy to see all the fun vacation pics, the smiling kids, the […]Read More August Mom Here..