Now that my precious, darling angels have returned to school, I am actually able to remember how much I truly adore them. I'm no longer being the end-of-summer mom who survives by locking herself in the bedroom while the kids binge out on Netflix and whatever they can find in the fridge that always seems … Continue reading Enough With the Requests, Children
You can read the background for this post here. Piers, my 8yo, took the following pictures yesterday after I asked him to give me some space. I wasn't especially upset, but I was dealing with a lot at once, some of which was frustrating and a bit challenging, and I simply needed to breathe. … Continue reading A Glimpse of ADHD in Pictures
Check out the latest at Live. Snap. Write. As I mentioned in a previous post, Maggie and I plan to include guest posters in the future, so think of things that move you, and please follow us there as well if you're moved to do so. Happy Wednesday!
I hired a housekeeper last week. She'll be arriving to tame my filth in less than 45 minutes. Is there anything more humbling than having a gaggle of professionals who chose that profession because they like to clean, wade through your family's funk? I'd rather have a pap smear. It didn't help that one of … Continue reading Happy Days — My House Will Be Clean in Four Hours!
Where to begin . . . I realized on Tuesday, during the bewitching hour (that would be anytime from 5ish pm until my little ones are deeply slumbering), that Wednesday was a holiday. Which means. . . NO SCHOOL! I'm slowing getting used to a new school schedule that's vastly different from our former school … Continue reading Parenting Is Like That Old-School Rap Song From Eighth Grade
I should re-name What's Going Well Wednesday and call it What's Going Well Whenever the Hell I Wanna Tell You 'Cause This is My Blog and Sometimes I Like Channeling My Inner Two-Year-Old. But I suppose that's a tad lengthy... We moved this summer.. We actually closed on our house two days AFTER my children started … Continue reading WGWW# — In a Slightly Tardy Fashion
What's Going Well Wednesday, friends? The following are a few recent quotes from some of my pals that gave me pause. ~~~ I told my friend Steph that I need to join a local writing group. Her response: "I'd just as soon show my vagina to the clerk at Publix than let people read my … Continue reading My Friends Keep Me Smiling — WGWW
It's busy around here, y'all, so this will be brief. The kids and I went to our local water park yesterday around 4, but they closed early due to a problem with their weather detecting system. We were hot and irritable but decided to stop at the nearby playground anyway. I'm glad we did. I … Continue reading What’s Going Well Wednesday
This picture has nothing to do with this post, but I'm trying desperately to pull myself out of my post-vacation funk and thought something colorful might help. The kids have been out of school for a month now, and frankly that's about all I can take. I adore them, but I am summered out. If … Continue reading Summertime and It’s Wild Around Here
Yesterday was good. I got out of my head and spent the entire day with my sweet, but oh-so-active boys. I had been so fixated on my marriage issues and work and all the negativity that I had been a little detached. Sometimes we have to consciously force ourselves into the present — at least … Continue reading Soaking Up the Happy