Things may be different at your house, but around here new skills are learned in roughly the same pattern every time. It’s a lot of fun…. Stage One: Child is trying to do something on their own, like put on pants, or shoes. This is a new thing for them. 2.8 seconds after they start […]
I need to take the time now to talk about something serious, something important, something heart wrenching. I am, of course, referring to Downton Abbey. Now, if you haven’t seen the episode from last night, (Season 3 finale/Christmas episode for those in the UK), STOP READING NOW!! Still here? OK. WTF????!!!!??? Really?? I […]
I’ve been working really hard on being positive, finding the good, trying not to get bogged down in sad or angry thoughts, but holy crap can that be tiring. To be really honest it’s been a truly shitty few months. Actually, this year has been rough. I was hoping that 2013 would change things up […]
Around here the days are starting to get darker a lot earlier and the weather is colder. This means that I am looking for easy ways to fill the time with the kids. Ways that they can be creative without it costing a fortune in supplies and having the entire house covered in glue and […]
How We Deal With Crap,Version 4-the way it should have been.
Children will change your understanding of many things. They look at the world differently and can give you a deeper meaning to ideas, feelings, all sorts of stuff. One thing my children have changed for me is the idea of giving. I love Christmas, birthdays, really any excuse to give a little something to others-and […]
Note from me: Part of this was originally posted last week, but it needed to be edited. Holding onto negatives only breeds more negativity and I don’t want to do that. So these are my somewhat edited thoughts on the crap that can happen to us sometimes. I hope that this more positive approach to […]
It must have been fate that I read a handful of great things yesterday. Little snippets about trying to find balance between work/family (which is a struggle at times whether you are a SAHM, work from home or work outside the home), about making choices that are best for your family, and-this one was the […]
Enjoying Life on a Budget…or…Hooray for Booze!.