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.”
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
If you follow me on WordPress, you've probably noticed a section on my home page called "affiliate links." Bloggers and their followers already know what these are, so if you're one of those, you can skip ahead to the fourth paragraph. For the uninitiated, affiliate links are merchants who have shared a little bit of … Continue reading A few words about clicks
It's Sunday, which to me is a day of traditions. There are a lot of traditions with which I was raised that I have since let go of. For example, I don't force my kids to pray in public or out loud at family meals, for reasons I'm not going to go into here. Another … Continue reading Pinch-free zone
⚡️⚡️ I'm not going to pretend to know the motivation behind blasting all our phones with a test of the emergency alert system, other than to triangulate all of our locations at once in a given moment. And I'm truly sorry if you don't like social/political commentary along with your recipes and mommy anecdotes. It … Continue reading Keep calm and eat more green tomatoes
Because the universe has s hilarious sense of humor, I was forced to sign this health pledge for my son's school. Let me just say I love his school. I love his teachers. We adore his physical education teacher and counselors and principal and whoever else might be responsible for this. I don't even have … Continue reading I don’t make promises I can’t keep
Anybody ever have a day in which you were crushing it, and then have everything come crashing down the next day? I don't know if my expectations are set too high after a really good day, or what. But I suspect it's because life happens, and I get overwhelmed, and I mainly want to go … Continue reading Post-good-day moody blues