I think if I get no sleep, I should just barricade myself in a hole and not come out until I've caught up once again. At the very least I should avoid people. Because waking up at 3:30 am and then greeting the day as usual are not two things that go together. And my... Continue Reading →
Despite the fact that I have written a few award winning blog entries, complete with gorgeous photo spreads and witty banter, in my mind... I have not been able to actually get them onto this blog for all of you to ooh and aah over. Besides, something always happens between the thought process and the... Continue Reading →
I need to vent. The biggest downer about my job are the people who comment on anything I write (not here, don't worry. You guys are awesome). It's like people need to be negative just as much as they need to breathe, and hiding behind an anonymous computer screen allows them to be complete and... Continue Reading →
Today I came face to face with the reality that I am wasting my time. A friend was crowing about her good news that she was hired for a freelance piece for a major publication, and they were paying her $2 a word for an 800 word article. Do the math. That’s $1600. That’s almost... Continue Reading →
After a full day of running around town, I came home to a blissfully empty house. The kids were still at their dad's, Mr. W and Frizz were off on some father-son adventure, and the house was totally silent. Aaaah. It gave me the much needed time to write out the Father's Day cards to... Continue Reading →
The month of March is not just the third month of the year. It’s the month when spring comes, when everything wakes up from its wintery slumber and the world feels brand new once again. The sun starts shining on grass that magically turns green, the air is fresh and clean, everything is reborn.
March is also a great time for changes in your life, or perhaps to give something up for awhile. One mom I know decided that this would be the perfect month to attempt the 30 Day Shred. Another is giving up all meat products and by products and becoming vegan for the month. Another mom is giving up all things Monsanto (read more about what this is, and why she will be giving it up by clicking HERE). Me? Well I can’t say…specifically. But it was the hardest thing I could think of to give up for 31 days. And I am still waiting on Mr. W’s approval, since it affects him too...* (more...)
I need to confess something. Sometimes I am afraid to read my comments on this blog. Sometimes when my phone pings and alerts me to another email, I’m afraid to look. Sometimes when I write a new entry in this blog, I pray that it won’t inspire conversation. It’s not that I don’t love feedback. I do. I want each and every one of you to tell me how much you can empathize with what I’m going through, how you were just experiencing such and such in your own household. I want you to tell me that what I wrote made you laugh outloud, or shed a tear, or how you can’t wait for my next installation.
So what is it that has me shaking in my pumps every time I write something new and put it out there for the world to see? It’s those people that use my comment space to tell me how much I am screwing up my kids. Or it’s those people that email me personally to tell me that I am way off base. It’s those that tell me that my holiday stuffing is too fattening, and admonish me for even serving that to my kids. It’s the insinuations that I am a bad mother. It's the things that are written to me or about me that I can assure you would never be said if we were face to face. And it’s the most recent email I received from someone who told me they were sad for my children. Why were they sad? (more...)