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.”
Dumb name, but I made it up three seconds ago. You may call it whatever you want. Name it something fancy for your next dinner party, just don't tell them it's made of beer. What? Yes. Domestic beer, in fact. Here it is: 1 yellow onion Avocado oil or another that withstands high heat 1 … Continue reading Stupid easy red sauce
Yeah, so, um, maybe, like, please put your phone away and pay attention to what you are doing so you don’t accidentally rear-end me in the school drop-off line. Yes. This happened. I may have cussed pretty loudly while unintentionally making eye contact with my sweet angel baby in the rearview mirror. He looked scared. … Continue reading Back it up and put it down
All right, let's get started. Easy Italian-ish Spaghetti Squash Ingredients: 1 large spaghetti squash 1 jar marinara or your favorite homemade red sauce. (Since it is October, I strongly recommend the butternut- or pumpkin marinara from Aldi. I am not kidding and this is not an advertisement. It is THE BEST. But NOT the pumpkin … Continue reading Paleo night: Squash it
First: An unrelated anecdote. Every day after school I have to remind the big kid to stop pretend-battling his imaginary Pokémon and start doing his reading. Today: the little kid declared, "When I'm in Kindergarten and first and second and third grade, I'm going to do my reading right away. You will only have to … Continue reading On my way to enjoying saying “No.”
I'm just going to start with the recipe at the top so WordPress doesn't tease my blog with a triggering photo of my creepy basement. I think the last post's teaser photo was enough to make everyone bite down on their pillows and scream. Sorry about that. To make up for that, here's a picture … Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like B.F.D.
It's Thursday so, course, I've had it up to here with nonsense. One too many sightings of dudes explaining things to women on social media today, and now mommy's done. DONE. Dunzo. A lot of people are mad about "45" hosting Kanye in the Oval Office today for... some kind of truly unfortunate and awkward … Continue reading I have a headache and I’m cranky so buckle up.
On Monday I believe I promised to report back today with a full list of things I noticed about my children in the first half of the week. Since we had a total of nothing to do last night and Monday night, I'm happy to tell you I did not fill the time with extra … Continue reading My weird family