Growing Pains

When my kids were babies, I remember thinking that parenting would be so much easier when they got older. No more waking up to feed them in the night, no more carrying them around, no more deciphering what their cries meant. Of course, now that they’re 17 and almost 21, it has been beaten into … Continue reading Growing Pains

House Ramble

I live in the home my former husband and I bought together two decades ago in which to raise our children. We renovated it pretty much top to bottom, inside and out. It’s a beautiful home in a great location, and now it belongs solely to me. I realize what a great thing this is, … Continue reading House Ramble

World Kindness Day

Today is World Kindness Day. This is a great thing because maybe it can counteract any whacky Friday the 13th vibes. Wikipedia defines it as follows: “World Kindness Day is to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us. Kindness is a fundamental … Continue reading World Kindness Day

Cleaning and Purging

One of my very favorite things to do is clean and organize. My partner and I spent the afternoon today working our way through all the kitchen cabinets and drawers. We love to cook, and we’ve accumulated a lot of gadgets we don’t really use, and when he moved in, we ended up with doubles … Continue reading Cleaning and Purging

Hello Fresh Review

I absolutely hate meal planning and food shopping. Because I didn’t work outside the home when my kids came along, this was one of the household tasks I took on and have continued as a single person and again with my current partner. Five million meals later, I’m here to tell you I still don’t … Continue reading Hello Fresh Review

Feel Free to Keep Scrolling

I know this has been said a million times before, but I’m here today to say it again. If you don’t like something you see on social media, and if it in no way affects you or your life, FEEL FREE TO KEEP SCROLLING. I understand it’s not always easy. I know that sometimes the … Continue reading Feel Free to Keep Scrolling

A Dozen Ways to Decompress

We are living through some pretty stressful, anxiety-provoking times at the moment, and today, I thought I'd share some ideas for how to get through tough times. We can all use a bag of tricks to turn to when the going gets tough, and these are a few things that have helped me survive rough … Continue reading A Dozen Ways to Decompress

Mad Skillz

We’re on week eleventy-jillion of our stay-home directive, and I realized yesterday that I have actually learned a variety of things during this time. Who knew quarantining could be so educational? Things I’ve learned: 1. I can give a men’s clipper haircut. My son’s hair grows at an alarming rate - a trait he inherited … Continue reading Mad Skillz

Memory Lane

My daughter came over today to spend some time with me. (This is a big deal when your daughter lives in her own apartment.) She came to spend some one-on-one time in honor of Mother’s Day, but we ended up talking about her father. She wanted to find a photograph of him from back when … Continue reading Memory Lane

Sick of This

I’m not fine. We’re going on, like, week 8 of isolation. I have not finished my novel, organized my garage, or taken homeschooling to a whole new level. I have gained 5 pounds, sampled several grocery delivery services, over-consumed news, and worried about everything from how to make it through the next day to mankind’s … Continue reading Sick of This