Life is Brutal

Last Friday, I sucked it up, put on my big-girl panties, asked an old priest and a young priest to throw some holy water at my debit card, and took my girls school shopping at Target. Going school shopping is … Continue reading → The post Life is Brutal appeared first on 649.133 ....more

Free School Supplies Almost Make It Okay That Summer’s Nearly Over

Back to School is coming fast. I’ve already written “Take girls school shopping!” on the calendar for this Friday, which makes me want to cry and dance at the same time. I’m hoping I don’t actually do this in the … Continue reading → The post Free School Supplies Almost Make It Okay That Summer’s Nearly Over appeared first on 649.133 ....more

The Caterpillars, or Nature is Surprisingly Awful

I’d like to start out by letting you guys know that I am...more

Summer Hot Spots for Families and Why You Shouldn’t Bother

It’s summertime, which means every family is attempting to cram fifty different field trips into roughly three months’ worth of weekends. I get it – I’m exactly the same way. I have to get though a list of places my … Continue reading → The post Summer Hot Spots for Families and Why You Shouldn’t Bother appeared first on 649.133 ....more

The TV

Phaedra has had a TV and DVD player in her room for years. ...more

I Can’t Handle Ordering Lunch at Panera

On the rare days that I leave work to pick up lunch, I always drive past Panera Bread and briefly consider it for a moment. ...more

A Letter to My Awkward Middle School Self

Dear Janel, Greetings from 2015! Dude, let me tell you — the future is CUCKOO BANANAS. ...more

Getting Older

This year I’ll turn 35. ...more