Maturity

Maturity and wisdom come with age, right? Well currently my wisdom is teaching me rum makes me snappy and grumpy. In particular Malibu Rum. It’s that or the children I seem to be constantly left alone with. The rum and the children coincidentally have been going together this weekend. Maturity and wisdom are telling me […]

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Parenting Is Not For The Weak

We have been adjusting around here. Adjusting to my mom getting ready to move into her own apartment after living with us for over five years. My daughter only knows life with Gramma around. I’ve been talking to the kids prepping for the actual moving day so it’s not a big “Surprise! Today’s the day!” […]

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August Mom Again

Hello again, it’s me. Your friendly conscious neighborhood August mom. I was staring at my computer screen wanting to get so much off my chest, but then I realized I just want a second cup of coffee instead. November kicks my ass every year. Every. F-ing. Year. I love Halloween. Love it. It’s my fave […]

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Playdate Pain

I’m gonna get real with y’all. I’m terrible at adulting. Nothing highlights that more than being a parent. All the mingling at school, pick up, drop off, playdates. It’s hell for this introvert! I am not at all comfortable with small talk and chit chat. I see it as a huge waste of time. It’s […]

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Plans and Paint

Current project: Figure out a design for the new house. Current status: Clueless I have done the unimaginable and hired a designer. I need help. I, apparently, am easily overwhelmed. Funny how this happens more and more the older you get. I guess my cup o’ shit is running close to full a lot because […]

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Alien Evolution

Driving my son to fencing practice last night, he began talking about civilization. At first I thought it was just iPad withdrawal, but turns out he was going somewhere with it. I have to paraphrase here because honestly, I wasn’t actually listening in the beginning. I tuned in off and on and it went something […]

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Armor

We are a video game family. My husband makes them so it’s sort of a requirement. This is aided by the fact we all enjoy them. I like RPGs. (Role Playing Games) I’ve lost many a personal growth opportunity to playing WoW. (World of Warcraft) I no longer play, but had played since the beta […]

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Break Free!

Dear Teachers of My Little Angels, I tried. I really did, I swear. I tried really hard to prepare them for going back to school today. I even began prep last night. 7:45 Tuck everyone in. Everyone was bathed, storied, brushed, loved, and hugged. 7:49 Girl child comes downstairs claiming headache and inability to fall […]

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New Shmoo

I have been absent for a while. It would seem failing at the craft fair has sent me into hiding out of embarrassment and frustration, but sadly that is not the case. Nope, I have just become a care giver to my post op husband. Imma let that sink in. You know how there’s a […]

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Good Enough

It’s that magical time of year again for the new IEP. (Individualized Education Program) We’ve had multiple meetings every year for five years now – not including all the nightmare meetings during preschool and kindergarten- and I still dread them. I still loathe them. I’ve gotten better at managing my eye rolls and sighs, but […]

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