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The dreaded adoption anniversary

Though I had been at it for four years, I could never get the celebration of the adoption right for our boy.

Mr. Wiggles and Zippy

We recently made a trek to our local pet shop and we wandered around doing our ritual of fish-gazing. I remembered back to when the store first opened and my son would beg to go there.

Pinkwashing

Hey, did you know that breast cancer exists? You do? Great!

Falling blessings

The other day the kids ran around in the yard raking leaves, jumping, raking, and jumping, over and over. They had a blast! I wished I was a little less old so I could join them.

If you give a mom a snooze button

"If You Give A Mom A Snooze Button"

The brush strokes of life

There are days where the world and all that’s in it seem colorless and dull. Days where it’s stormy and chaotic. Days upon days where it feels never ending and stressful, painful just to exist.

What frightens you?

A mother-daughter day

So this happened: my daughter got her heart broken by her Internet boyfriend.

The importance of doing nuthin

As a woman, and a mom in particular, I find it hard to do absolutely nothing. Sitting on the couch and vegging out is really hard. I want to multitask. I NEED to multitask.

Kool and the Gang and other cryptic things I say to my kids

“Great minds, kid.”