Pom Poms & Pigtails

My baby is nine. She’s daisies, rainbows, and unicorns. If I’d let her dress like Elsa every day, she would. I love that she wants to be a rock star one day and a fashion designer the next. She...
Some of my fondest memories involved my time at Kitty Stone. When I left the school, grades K-4 were still in the pods, 5th and 6th graders didn’t mind using the “outside” bathrooms, and walking from a pod to...

Weight of the World

She crammed the last drawing into her binder, double checked that her workbooks were in place, and shoved the bulky iPad somewhere in the middle of it all. After everything was perfectly in position, the 70 pound little girl...

Trick or Diarrhea

Halloween brings hundreds, if not thousands, to the North Oaks neighborhood every year. I don’t know if we participate as an excuse to dress cute and have fun, for love of the holiday, or if we view it as...
Christian Women

Good Christian Bullies

I always feel like a warning or explanation is in order when I make posts like this. I consider myself Christian. I do not consider myself a “good Christian.” I sin more than I probably should, I’d rather sleep...
School has started back and once again it's time for the friendly PTO reminders of whatever shit the kids will be selling this week. I don't mind the school supplies, weird fees, and occasional classroom donation... but I refuse...
Husband is a picky eater. He isn't nearly as bad as when we first met. That man had never even tried a salad when we started dating. A few years later, he tried veganism for a while. He swore...
In 2007 and 2010, my first two children entered the world in a small community hospital. The nurses doted on me and the babies and it was refreshing that they offered to take the babies to the nursery so...
My oldest two children went immediately to their cribs. We spent many sleepless weeks stumbling to the nursery, feeding, and trying to go back asleep. One night I was so desperate for a few hours of undisturbed sleep that...
We're generally dissatisfied with the swimming pool float selection here. Big Box Stores have generic rings that don't last throughout the season and speciality stores overcharge. To solve that, I've come up with a list of my favorite floats...

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