The empty nest (and how to cope)

The empty nest (and how to cope)

One day, the nest feels very, very full.  Like no room full.  Peeing with kids in the bathroom, dogs under foot, and you need a moment to think full.  You start to notice spaces in your togetherness (Khalil approves of this), but then the spaces seem to get wider and...
Winter Solstice Fun

Winter Solstice Fun

It’s the shortest day and the longest night of the year. I am going out in the sun for a bit, taking a nice walk, and then tonight will light candles. A few things that you can do to have fun celebrating and creating crafty things are as follows. Dry Oranges...
Raising a Mentally Strong Teen.

Raising a Mentally Strong Teen.

So the truth is.  I am pissed off as hell right now.  Really. Bullying takes many forms. Bullying can be defined as: prone to or characterized by overbearing mistreatment and domination of others. Source. But what about peer pressure??  I have always felt peer...
Being terribly real…

Being terribly real…

On the journey to motherhood, I didn’t pause to consider what it was going to be like after I had my daughters.  I never thought for a second about play dates, getting out of the house with two babies, or how I would live in pajamas…for a long time.  The...

Moody Monday…

I don’t know what’s going on over at your house as it gets closer to Christmas, but at my house, well, let’s just say we could use some positive thoughts, prayers, fairy dust, and the opposite of “If you don’t behave, I’m taking...

Alternatives to tech for your kids…

I suppose, to a certain degree, I am old school.  We have over complicated things in a big way.  Take Facebook for example.  I was having a conversation with my daughters last night and I said, you are not going to have Instagram, Twitter, FB or anything else for a...
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