over-sharing

A few days ago I saw a headline on people.com, “Kristen Bell’s 5 year-old is Still in Diapers”. Very quickly many thoughts went through my head. First- judgement. I can admit it. 5 seems really old to be in diapers. Then, secondly- solidarity. My 5 year old daughter is still in diapers overnight. Her pediatricianContinue reading “over-sharing”

the boredom curve

I’m going to admit something that is going to make me sound like an inattentive mother. I’ve gotten exceptionally talented at ignoring my kids. No, no, hear me out. Like millions across America right now, I am home with my children. Unlike before, there is no out-of-home activities to cart the littles to. In theContinue reading “the boredom curve”

backyard bird watching: how I entertain myself during (and before) the age of social distancing

It started a few years ago. My mother-in-law gave our family a birdhouse for Christmas, it was a craft project she’d done. We hung it up on our shed in the backyard and didn’t think much about it. Spring came, though, and I realized a family of birds moved in. Watching the parents swoop inContinue reading “backyard bird watching: how I entertain myself during (and before) the age of social distancing”

your internet history

I’m typing blog on a laptop that is older than my oldest child. A silver MacBook Pro, basically the age of my relationship with my husband. I was with him 11 years ago when he purchased it (used!) from Best Buy in Virgina. We were newly dating, two young, unattached kids at the beginnings ofContinue reading “your internet history”

Online Debates & Social Media

What’s the point, right? Who in their right mind engages with internet trolls to prove a point, when you know on the other side the person you are typing against will never change their own heavily one-sided-and-bias minds? Why do we do this? Since I’ve deactivated my Facebook account I’ve not had to worry aboutContinue reading “Online Debates & Social Media”

The Social Media Cleanse

Have you done it yet ? For years my interest in the Facebook has waned; I’d say I log on every few weeks. It’s just not a pleasure to scroll on it any longer. Seeing photos and updates of my friends and family is nice and all, but as we all should know, all thatContinue reading “The Social Media Cleanse”

Creeping of Christmas

I just stood in line 20 minutes for a cheap red plastic cup. It was free. It has a major corporate logo on the side, and if I use it after 2pm between now and January 7, 2019, I will receive fifty cents off every $5 “Holiday” drink. If you are in the know, youContinue reading “Creeping of Christmas”