Santa Baby


"Mom, can we get an elf on the shelf?" "Nope." "But why not? I WANT one!" After days of begging and pleading, my patience wore thin. "I'm not getting a damn elf on the shelf! It's one more thing I would have to try to take care of and I'm not doing it. I'm not! So stop asking! When you … [Continue reading]


The keyboard under my fingers feels foreign, yet familiar. I've neglected this part of my life for far too long, the yearning to come back to center is great. I'm ignoring my children, allowing them to feed themselves, though I check in from time to time. Often people ask how I have time for my … [Continue reading]



I grumbled as I made my way to my van in the early hours. The ground beneath my feet was frozen and the windshield would require scraping. "I'm not … [Continue reading]

Monday morning

I stumble into the kitchen and the smell of burnt cookies assaults my nose. I am brought back to the reality of the mess I face much too quickly for … [Continue reading]

A Parent’s guide to owning Legos


We own Legos. I hate them, but I love them. After years and years of being a Lego owner, I have come up with the following guide to owning Legos. You … [Continue reading]



Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day. I sat in my bathroom with the light off, tears streaming down my face. The impending rain shouldn't … [Continue reading]


Sweat glistens on my skin, sticky because of last night's storm. My feet meet the pavement in even strides, feeling light and quick. The sun beats on … [Continue reading]

10 Things I’ll do with all my kids in school


Today is a red letter day. I have waited for this for 15 years. It doesn't mean I don't love my children or enjoy spending time with them, it … [Continue reading]

She’s having a day

It started the night before, so at least I was prepared. "I don't want to go to school tomorrow!" she whined. "Why not?" I asked. "Because I … [Continue reading]



There comes a point at which it is time to give up. Give in. Whatever. Hours before the longest run thus far in my life, I find myself restless. … [Continue reading]

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