The Thing That Time Does

My Mom would have turned 62 today. My son is turning 14.If she were still here, she would have called him as soon as she woke up this morning and sang him Happy Birthday.The two of them once shared this day. He was born on a Tuesday morning, the day after Memorial Day ....more

Everything is relative

My eldest child is a question asker, as in he is constantly asking questions of the universe from the time he wakes up until he goes to bed at night. If I had to guess, I'd say that he probably is even asking them in his dreams....more

Things That Piss Me Off Tuesday - the of course I'm going there edition

Hi. Unless you've been under a rock for the past week, you can probably guess what this post is going to be about. The Duggars.The kids are all home for summer vacation, and I'm not exactly sure how much writing I will be able to do with them around ....more

Family Tree Craft Project

I was looking for some ideas for gifts a while back on Pinterest. You know how Pinterest works, right? For those who aren't well-seasoned, the Pinterest process is something like this:1 ....more

The Summer School of Rock - B.B. King

Hello old friend, I've missed you. So, before we get to the post itself, a little background for those of you who haven't been here since the dawn of time... A few years ago, this all started when my husband was a den leader for Webelos, covering a lesson on music with the boys ....more

To The One That Asks All The Questions

Dear Oldest,This is early. It's not your birthday yet, even though it seems like we've been celebrating it for weeks already. It's been that kind of year, but you've always been that kind of kid anyway ....more

Things That Piss Me Off Tuesday - the MC edition

Holy cow, you guys, there is a lot this week. I started making my TTPMOT list yesterday and it quickly took up over a page. There are so many things going on right now ....more

We're okay. Even when we're not.

Dear Mr. Hive,This week has rattled my cage. A lot ....more

Things That Piss Me Off Tuesday - the mama drama edition

Heeeey. It's been a week and a half already and it's only Tuesday. May always seems to be like this ....more

50 things about my mother

A friend shared this piece late last night on Mother's Day, and it got me thinking about a lot of things. About the specific memories recounted in her words, about the universal truth that seems to be complicated mother/daughter relationships, about whether I could list 50 things about my mother.I'm going to try.More than that, though, I'm going to try and remember the good things. I could certainly list 50 bad memories just from the last few years of her life alone, but I don't want to remember her that way ....more