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

this blog’s name has never been more relevant

The past few months have been a preparation for social distancing. I finished my microbiology class last semester, and took this semester off before nursing school starts in the fall... assuming they start a new class in the fall, since I'm sure this spring's class is super delayed and possibly cancelled. Anyway, my friend's sort… Continue reading this blog’s name has never been more relevant

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