Apparently Scrabble Junior has different rules that say I cannot obliterate my sweet and pure and tiny opponent with this kickass 97-point word I've got in my hand. There goes my Christmas spirit.
I'm the first to admit I get snippy over a lot of stuff. But, I've never understood it when people get their noses out of joint over the way in which people share their seasonal well wishes. Say Merry Christmas if you want to. It's a free country. Eh, for most of us. But you … Continue reading I don’t really feel attacked
It you've started hearing the phrase "This is SO embarrassing" more than once a week, you might be the mom of an 8 year old boy. Yes, my sweet, friendly, wide-open oldest child has now entered the phase of life in which everything his mother does and says in public is embarrassing. Exhibit A: Four … Continue reading So embarrassing
My coleus plant is dying. Everything is cold and wet. My porch is the saddest place in America. I'm starting to understand why people used to put oranges in each other's Christmas stockings -- a reminder that somewhere there is a sun and it is actually functioning. But there is a ray of hope. Sorry … Continue reading Survival Tip Number One
I'll be brutally, uncomfortably honest with you. Friends, I have to be very careful about what snacks and meal-replacement foods I eat. If it contains sugar, especially the wrong kinds of sugar, I can easily get triggered and crave more, bad-for-you sugar the rest of the day. Halloween candy hanging around the house does not … Continue reading Product review: RX Bars
If you're one of the people who get their nose in a twist about Christmas coming to stores earlier and earlier every year, we need to talk. Sit down. Here, let me just take that coffee and hand you an herbal tea. Fact: it does not come earlier and earlier every year. You just think … Continue reading Thanksgiving is doing just fine, thank you
I have nothing further to add but this. Don't think I won't.
A few thoughts from tonight. 1. People, if you're not going to put glow sticks or reflective stickers on your kids, then my gosh, help them cross the street in the dark. 2. To the drivers behind me. If I am waiting for a tractor with a hay wagon full of children to make a … Continue reading Micro-blogging and Trick-or-treating
Sewing machines make me cry, you guys. It is a proven fact. Every September when the children start discussing Halloween costumes, I break out in hives. There is always a 100 percent chance that one or both of their costumes will require some amount of sewing. You may ask me: Jenn, why, in this digital … Continue reading Sewing with anxiety
There is so much making me shake my head right now, I don't feel like I have any adequate words to describe it. If you're only here for the recipes and mildly amusing parenting anecdotes, this post might not be for you. I'm writing this as a person who does not even watch cable news. … Continue reading There is no such thing as “not one of us.”