Fathers Day with David.

Once upon a time I loved another man. I married him and it failed. The marrriage failed for reasons of its own but that’s not what this is about. I had moved back into my parents house, a total and complete mess of a twenty something, with no plan for my life. I loitered there…

Parent Panic Feb 16/17

I went to school in the 80/90s. I was in high school when the Columbine school shooting happened. (If you’re too younge to know that particular incident it’s the first thing to pop up when you google “when was the co”) This was before most cell phones and the school doors were not even locked….

Christmas Past

As a kid Christmas was a time I looked forward to all year. My out of town cousins came in and there were so many kids under one roof at one grandparents house. At the other grandparents house I was the only girl for most of my childhood which left me entitled to special treatment….

Unthankful. 

Dose of honest this morning.  This morning I woke up anything but grateful…. Story, my six year old, had tried to nudge me out of bed for about an hour before I got up. I’m out of coffee and had to use the k cup thing and I like my coffee pot better. I checked…

Hei Hei the Plastic Chicken and the Fear of Death

Last night Story, my six year old,  had a little plastic chicken from the movie Moana in her mouth. (If you don’t have kids the chickens name is Hei Hei and he’s a character in the movie. Pronounced “Hey hey” and honestly this story just gets weirder so if that’s too much just stop there)….

A Giving Heart

Sunday morning I made the mistake of mentioning a haircut to my five year old. She decided to grow out her hair about two years ago and it’s past her shoulder blades. She wants, “Rapunzel hair”. Nevermind that Rapunzel is portrayed as taking care of that long mane without tears and there was never a…

Mommas Day

I started this tradition of buying my own Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and birthday gifts years ago. Just one gift for myself For each day that I knew would not disappoint. My husband has forgotten 1/3 of my birthdays since we have been together and to be honest he either does amazing with gifts or…

Easter Story 

Spring has hit our family like a sack of quarters in a tube sock.  Yard work begins, allergy season also begins, our children were gifted a trampoline which means loads of energy is extruded, the days have gotten longer and our kids are taking every advantage to use that time well. We are all tired…

Momma said there’d be days like this…

Last year the leather sectional couch we had insurance on was paid off and we had it inspected because it had a warranty and it was falling apart. We were told in March of 2016 it would be replaced. A big name brand couch that we paid a huge amount of money for was falling…

Life Gets in the Way

All day long I write things in my head.  I wake up. I slide out of bed before my alarm sounds. I make coffee. I get the older two kids up and make sure they are ready for school. After they leave I workout on gym days or enjoy the silence in my home. Somedays…

The Facebook Rules. 

I started a faux social media account years ago for reasons I won’t discuss here.  To be honest I found it fun but kind of silly. I wanted to scream at people, YOUR HUSBAND IS IN THE ROOM. TELL HIM YOU LOVE HIM NOT ALL OF FACEBOOK. I made a vow to never do a…

Bad Kitty 

When your oldest, rattiest, sickest, ugliest cat dies and you have (had) five cats the following happens: David, the husband- MIA as he is almost every single day that is golf worthy. I’m Wonder Woman and I deal with this. I sent him a text. He shows up four hours later and asks if he…