potty training blues

A few months ago my son stopped breastfeeding. I nursed him longer than any of my other kids, few months past 2 years old, and it was time. Around the same time we stopped giving him bottles as well. My last baby was a full fledged toddler and I was okay with that. Especially since… Continue reading potty training blues

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 about… Continue reading Online Debates & Social Media

Playground Politics

*This goes out to the parents out there* .... Think back, to your days before "parent" was a label applied to you. What were your thoughts on children, moms and dads, and discipline? What sorts of behavior would you witness with rolled eyes and scoffing? *This goes out to the parents of multiple children out… Continue reading Playground Politics

How to get an A in Chemistry

At Age 34. With 3 Kids. And a Husband and a Dog and a (part-time) job. OR: The Story of My Last Few Months as a Student Joining the ranks of the “going back to school” crowd was something I never expected to do. I used to roll my eyes at classes over the age… Continue reading How to get an A in Chemistry

the double-digit club

Two mornings ago I woke up, had a small bowl of Aldi-brand Cheerios, a quick cup of coffee, and then went for a little jog. For ten miles. It was about 16,000 steps. It took me one hour and thirty-nine minutes and felt like it took approximately six days. See, in this crazy-for-me experiment I'm calling,… Continue reading the double-digit club