Can I be honest with you? I'm feeling exceptionally stabby today. I've taken just about all I can from people, so I'm rage-petting my dog and retreating to my safe space: writing. Adults, in particular, have proven to be one epic fail after another, proudly showing off ugly underbellies and spewing ... » Learn More about How I Met Your…Father
Welcome to the Family, Charlie!
When we lost both our dogs within two months of each other, I was devastated. I didn't know life without a dog, and while my husband was ready to enjoy the freedom of not being responsible for yet another living thing, I missed it. Like, a lot. I whined about it on Facebook and to friends who ... » Learn More about Welcome to the Family, Charlie!
I Could Easily Lead a Double Life and My Husband Would Be None the Wiser
#HusbandWTF's 40th birthday is this November. Months ago, I asked him how he'd like to celebrate. A no-frills kind of guy, his answer reflected his simple soul: "I'd like to be outside and I want my kids there and our friends' kids there. No one should need a babysitter. Everyone is welcome." Had ... » Learn More about I Could Easily Lead a Double Life and My Husband Would Be None the Wiser
“What’s this Valentine’s Day thing for?”
My kids are young, at ages 8, 6, and 3. Excuse me, ages 8 AND A HALF, 6 I'LL BE 7 IN MAY, and 3 MY BIRFDAY IS SO SOON! The idea of Valentine's Day is lost on them. It's too much pink if you ask my son, and too much sugar if you ask me. There is nothing connected to the day except for parties ... » Learn More about “What’s this Valentine’s Day thing for?”
Our Master Bedroom: 10 Years in the Making
We were incredibly fortunate to purchase a new-build as our family home. Being the first and only owners wasn't only exciting, but it gave us confidence that we wouldn't need to Google "plumbing in Pittsburgh" for at least a couple of years! Friends of ours had moved into their new digs only to ... » Learn More about Our Master Bedroom: 10 Years in the Making