* My 8 year old recently asked who Michael Jordan is and after I recovered from both my shock and deep guilt that I have failed my Chicagoan roots, I played some videos of Air Mike's best plays that are available on Youtube. Jordan and the 90's Bulls were a HUGE part of my childhood. … Continue reading I need you like Jordan needed Pippen
I am out of spoons today. Not only am I literally out of clean spoons and therefore have to eat my ice cream off of a knife which gives a whole new meaning to mindful eating but I am entirely out of metaphorical spoons. You are probably saying 'wait, what is she talking about now...' Well… Continue reading A dead plant, spoon theory, and the best dinner ever.
Way back when my oldest was a fairly young baby, some probably well-intentioned, but know it all mom gave me a piece of advice I will never forget. Not because it was life changing and helpful, not because it was laughable... no this advice SOUNDED excellent, but sort of totally screwed me. What did this… Continue reading It really isn’t the children or the housework….
Well, never one not to jump on a fad bandwagon and oh I have the cheetah print pants and grunge flannel shirts to prove it... I decided to try out a couple of words and see if I can latch on to a concept and miraculously change my life.
I SHOULD have titled this "How to Fake Halloween" or "How to Pretend You Still Have f**ks to Give".... but alas It seems every year right around this time, those Pinterest mommies reemerge from their "Back to School" chalkboard picture hiatus and come out roaring for Halloween. You start seeing stuff like this.... and costumes… Continue reading Easy and Cheap Ways to Make Halloween flipping MAGICAL
I love Halloween, don't you? When else can you go to people's houses in a disguise and beg for candy? Actually my daughter does this on a weekly basis, but I digress. It is so exciting for kids to run up to houses to see what that house is offering- full size snickers? "fun" size… Continue reading Teal is the new Orange and Black
Do you have a Trump supporter in your family? I do. It's not just my extended family I see once or twice a year. It is my freaking brother. Like we share 50% of the same DNA. We were raised in the same house by the same parents. Now I do think he falls safely… Continue reading Awkward Family Gatherings