I'm in this weird stage of parenting where my kids physically need me less, but they're basically emotional dumpster fires that I have to manage or the whole town will be ablaze. My ten-year-old has finally submitted to the fact that the world does not revolve around him, though anxiety seems to ... » Learn More about I Don’t Know Who Needs to Hear This, but We’re All F*cking Up
While chasing our toddlers from the onslaught of crashing waves, my husband casually remarked how footprints in the sand are here one minute and gone the next, erased forever by the gritty salt water. He wondered, naturally, if any of his footprints would stand the test of time. His musings had ... » Learn More about To Thine Own Self Be Shoe.
The cold air lifted and the clouds parted, casting a warm glow of sunshine on the new blossoms below. I drove down the familiar road to find that with the bitter snows, a neighbor's Brittany Spaniel had also disappeared. His dog house was boarded up and his spot in the yard vacant. Maybe the long ... » Learn More about Changing of the Guard
Winter is long--so long--'round these parts, and as kids do, parents tend to come down with a case of cabin fever, too. In an effort to combat the elements and serve Mother Nature the junk punch she deserves, a bunch of us 30-somethings intent on reliving our glory days took to a friend's house to ... » Learn More about 10 Signs That My Frat Party Days Are Over
I like to break a mental sweat every now and then (--White Goodman, Dodgeball), so when I read that my gal Stephanie Sprenger over at Mommy, For Real, along with Jessica of School of Smock, Sarah of Left Brain Buddha, Deb of Urban Moo Cow, and Lauren of Omnimom were doing this Around the World in ... » Learn More about Don’t Let Your Kid Become An Arrogant A-hole