Way back when my oldest was a fairly young baby, some probably well-intentioned, but know it all mom gave me a piece of advice I will never forget. Not because it was life changing and helpful, not because it was laughable... no this advice SOUNDED excellent, but sort of totally screwed me. What did this… Continue reading It really isn’t the children or the housework….
Everyone needs a pair of Rebel Pants. I just made up that phrase so I don't expect you to know what I mean. Rebel Pants are the pants you put on when you want to make a statement. You probably have a pair or gasp! two? of pants that you put on and your whole attitude… Continue reading The Evolution of My Rebel Pants
Well, never one not to jump on a fad bandwagon and oh I have the cheetah print pants and grunge flannel shirts to prove it... I decided to try out a couple of words and see if I can latch on to a concept and miraculously change my life.
I love sleeping. Nope, not just sleeping. I LOVE being in bed. That moment right when you naturally wake up and it is quiet no screaming or bouncing giggly "mommy mommy plaaaaay with me" it is priceless.. You stretch your toes to that cooler part of the bed and just wiggle them in absolute contentment. … Continue reading The Early Bird Gets… much needed peace and quiet
You know how people have "meatless Mondays"? Well, we have hot mess Mondays. No, I am not talking about some new one pot casserole or a fun new 'I look like I didn't try, but this took me forever' messy hairstyle. I mean from the time my eyes open Monday morning to the moment I… Continue reading Hot Mess Mondays..can they be prevented?
I am tired. Are you tired? Of course, you are tired; we are all tired. Well, maybe not Gwyneth Paltrow, but screw her. While I sincerely believe humans are all tired, I believe mothers are indisputably the most exhausted creatures on the planet. Yea yea, fathers work hard, but seriously how many men have jumped out of… Continue reading The “To Don’t” List….
It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes a tribe to keep a mom sane. Villages are great and I hope you have one. Villages include your mom friends, your neighbors that you trust with a spare key, your child's teacher, a reliable babysitter, families, and those super on top of… Continue reading My tribe
We KNOW what needs to be done. Make your calls, send your faxes, tweet til your fingers bleed, get everyone you know to do the same. If you need tips re-read this post- This Again? Or How to Save Healthcare But here is a dose of inspiration. Read them, let the words wash over your soul,… Continue reading A little shot of inspiration…
I saw you at the march last week. No, I wasn't next to you. I was at home on my couch. I saw you on the news. You were in your Pride shirts and Pussy hats and I was in my pajamas or perhaps, if I was lucky, a clean pair of yoga pants. You… Continue reading Staying home but not sitting out
Do you have a Trump supporter in your family? I do. It's not just my extended family I see once or twice a year. It is my freaking brother. Like we share 50% of the same DNA. We were raised in the same house by the same parents. Now I do think he falls safely… Continue reading Awkward Family Gatherings