My Job is Ending

Parenting is a funny job. When your kids are young (especially if you are young too), you spend a lot of time worrying about all the things that could possibly go wrong. You wake up in the middle of the night to make sure you can see your baby’s little back or chest rising and […]

Twenty Five Years Ago Today

My daughter turns 25 today. My only daughter. My first born. I was seventeen when I had her and I was a total fucking mess. It took me until I was about 7 months pregnant to decide for sure that I was going to keep her. I was scared shitless and didn’t think I had […]

Sappy Sunday

There was a time when I thought my kids would never grow up. And that was all I wanted. My life was a constant roller coaster of diapers, baby wipes, runny noses, dirty clothes, kissed boo-boos, science projects, cooking food, washing dishes, birthday parties, parks, skating rinks, and slumber parties, daycare fees, homework, and taxi-ing […]

My Two Cents Over Grass

I’ve never been one of those people who has a talent and knows it and pats themselves on the back for it. I’m actually usually one of those people who rarely recognizes  a talent until someone points it out and I really can’t think of an argument and then I’m like, “well, damn, maybe you’re right […]

His School Supplies Don’t Need a Bag

Every year it’s the same thing. The first day of school rolls around and social media is filled with bittersweet photos of children growing up and starting their first days of the “important” years: Kindergarten, First Grade, First day of middle school. This year started my son’s journey into high school. And it was not […]