Today is my son Joshua’s Birthday – again. It seems like not so long ago I wrote him a letter for his 18th birthday, and I guess, in fact it was merely a year, which may seem like forever when you are younger but I have noticed go by ever so much faster as we get older. A… Read More An Unexpected Turn of Events
Life is funny sometimes. Ok a lot of the time. I have to laugh because there is nothing much else to do when things don’t go as planned, crying is not an option really. If you read part 1 and part 2 of the Single mom’s (dad’s too) summer survival guide, you know it took… Read More Single Mom’s (ok Dad’s too) Summer Survival Guide – Pt 3; Sometimes you just have to wing it
The other day during the hustle and bustle of the holidays, sometime during a frantic morning meal, I was telling the kids the plan for the day, go to the store drop off something at somewhere get such and such for so and so come home and clean up the shit holes they call rooms Bubbsy,… Read More The Way Kids Think, (or is it just Bubbsy?)
Bubbsy and Gracie (Magpie) came home last week and started school today. Yea I know weird but really, after living here as long as I have, which I only just realized is about double what I thought off the top of my head, the idea of going back to school mid July has grown on… Read More Back to School with Bubbsy & Gracie, and Bubbsy goes caveman with a dinosaur
Last Year; Ah the promise that title holds. especially if you are a struggling single mom and if you are a newbie to singledom with offspring, you may have clicked on it hoping to have the magic answer to your questions and not have to reinvent the wheel of surviving while the kids are out… Read More A Single Mom’s (ok, Dad’s too) Summer Survival Guide Part 2; Now What?
On this day in the year 2000 I know exactly where I was and what I was doing. Laying on my back with my legs in the air screaming……; oh.. no I, wasn’t screaming oh.. I mean I might have and actually I wasn’t screaming it was more like Yea not what you are thinking… Read More Boys and Their Moms
Magpie and I have a Mother Daughter Journal that has things in it for mothers and daughters to do together, which I guess is what you would expect from a mother daughter activity journal thingy right? In many ways it is fun but in some a little uncomfortable. I really didn’t want to tell her… Read More Meet Gracie and Bubbsy, They are Quite a Pair
A note dear Readers, Miss Magpie was so excited about her debut post last week and mulled and stewed for this week with a few starts and stops with ideas. This weekend was filed with activities for her, between parties church and Girl Scouts but more to the point, in the pool on Saturday Mr.… Read More Magpie’s Treasure; DeLight in This Child
Ah the promise that title holds. especially if you are a struggling single mom and if you are a newbie to singledom with offspring, you may have clicked on it hoping to have the magic answer to your questions and not have to reinvent the wheel of surviving while the kids are out… Read More A Single Mom’s (ok, Dad’s too) Summer Survival Guide
Just now, a moment ago, I was given a gift by my beautiful 5 yo. He didn’t know he was giving me a gift. That happens a lot. Especially with him. He is such a loving and thoughtful child. Sometimes, without motive, he will come up to me and put his arms around me and… Read More and a little child shall lead them.. or me at least.
Wow – am almost tempted to just Twitter that and forget the expanding on an idea thing but it’s too late now. Besides I think it is more than 140 characters and I don’t need to struggle with that brand of inadequacy today too….
I originally posted this on October 16th – because I was sick. I am dragging it out because I woke up with brain fog – and I am sick -bleh…. I woke up this morning with another headache, big deal. But with it came a raging temperature and achy bones and an upset stomach. Groooaannn…I… Read More Moms Aren’t Supposed to Get Sick.
As humans, we don’t eat our young. Lots of species do you know. Sometimes I think it would be easier. Imagine how much less stress and worry, fear, indecision, embarrassment, frustration and overwhelming feelings of failure we would have to contend with we could just swallow them whole and go back to life before… Have… Read More Beyond Eating Our Young – Phase 2: Duct Tape!
Waiting for Santa, is he coming tonight? No it couldn’t possibly be the fire’s alight! The days and nights are slow to pass We’d rather wait than he burn his Ass! Posted from the teeny tiny keyboard on WordPress for Android Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting (huffygirl.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting (yobynos.wordpress.com) WordPress Weekly… Read More Weekly Photo Challenge – Waiting