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June 18, 2017

Americans spend more than 1 billion dollars on Father’s Day every year. While I know it comes from a place of love, we probably wouldn’t have to spend a dime. When dad says he doesn’t want ‘anything,’ he really means it. Most fathers I know want things that are non-mat...

May 12, 2017

Happy Mother's Day! Here are 26 ways from A to Z, that being a mom is the hardest, but most rewarding job there is. Word to your mother--

A is for Assault of Bodily Fluids

Poop, pee, and puke. Snot & saliva. Alliteration anyone? If you aren't cleaning it, you're wearing...

April 26, 2017

Watching House Hunters, Fixer Upper, Property Brothers, and any HGTV home improvement program with my mom, made my daughter an aficionado of home renovation shows.

Her infatuation with architecture, aesthetics, and if they have a pool or not is about on par with the res...

April 10, 2017

Traveling with children is never easy nor glamorous. Trips or vacations are hard to deem as a break, because the effort involved in getting from point A to point B is exhausting at best, painful at worst. Many ingenious hacks, tips, and remedies for traveling with kids...

June 4, 2016

My wonderful seventh graders are Moonflowers, blooming against the soft glow from the night sky. The edification of their heart, mind and soul has transcended valleys and mountains with a single bound. From memoirs to science fiction, argumentative essays and letters a...

May 17, 2016

Emails and texts from mom are composed in ALL CAPS and in different colors and fonts. When you call her, it always goes to voicemail, because the ringer is on silent. The ringer is on silent all.the.time. She calls you back, but you can’t answer because you are at work...

April 30, 2016

The waitress set down our entrees and poured us each some more wine. Describing the dishes with effervescent detail, she explained the flavor combinations of the aioli served with my husband’s Hanger steak and pommes frites.She returned a bit later to check in with us...

April 6, 2016

My mom pulled into the driveway and saw my dad, mowing the lawn. The Mr. Kotter look alike was in a  three-piece suit. Paisley, stripes, and plaid adorned both torso and trunk. All blue.The vest could do little to hide the boldly patterned  tie, which he used to mop hi...

February 25, 2016

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Rogers,

        Regretfully, I can no longer work for you and am submitting my resignation as of today.I am starting my own business in oils, designer nails, leggings, and much more! In fact, I can get you a dress Mrs. Rogers that will make Holly Hobbi...

December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!
Happy Holidays!
Seasons Greetings!
Happy Christmas!
Yuletide Greetings!
Greetings of the Season!
Love, Peace, and Joy!
Feliz Navidad!
Joyeux Noel!
Ho. Ho. Ho.

Or,Oh. Oh. Oh. 

Oh, shit.

Or, Son of a bitch.

On this Christmas day, I am grateful and thankful t...

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