Happy YOU day!

You read that right. Today is one of my BFF’s birthdays. I know most people say Happy BIRTHday because duh, you were birthed on that day. However, as I penned an email to her I realized her birth nor mine were all that happy. Without going into too much detail just know neither of usContinue reading “Happy YOU day!”

Spontaneous Affection

My two daughters are polar opposites. They have a few things in common. They are both Girl Scouts, they are artistic, they have high IQs, they like music and they love animals. After that there are more differences than commonalities. Hence, they often bicker and sometimes downright verbally fight. I’ve also seen them taking swipesContinue reading “Spontaneous Affection”

Tweens Hang Out!

My kiddo turned 12 last week so she had 4 of her friends drop by and hang out in the driveway last night. Usually people will talk about how their boys eat them out of house and home but I was really impressed to see how much 5 11-12 year old girls could put away.Continue reading “Tweens Hang Out!”

Grandparents Raising Grandkids

I think the official term is “kinship care” or something like that. Grandparents have been raising their children’s children for a very long time. There are all sorts of circumstances that lead up to grandparents becoming “surrogate” parents for grandchildren. War, poverty, death of parents, abuse and neglect, mental illness, teen pregnancy, military deployment andContinue reading “Grandparents Raising Grandkids”

Simpler Living

The pandemic was a huge lesson in sociology among many other things. I learned that I can live without many things and I am happier for it. I was reminded what was more important to me and my family. I was never one to try to squeeze more and more into my days to beContinue reading “Simpler Living”

Friendships Change When You Are Grieving

Friendships wax and wane as each of us grow, learn new things, shed old ideas, age, marry, have children, change jobs, etc. So it stands to reason that friendships can change when one is grieving. Depending on the level of grief it can be a life changing event for a lot of people. My fatherContinue reading “Friendships Change When You Are Grieving”

I Respect Divorce Now

When we are younger we judge a lot of things. We do this because we are inexperienced, immature idiots. We can not help ourselves. We have never experienced something but think we’ve seen a lot and hence judge and say dumb shit like, “I’m NEVER doing X” or “If I were a parent I wouldContinue reading “I Respect Divorce Now”

Cat-sitting My FurNephew and Nieces

I see your babysitting and raise you cat-sitting. I am betting I had more fun and less work! =) My sister and her love FINALLY took a very much needed break from working the front lines of the COVID pandemic. Since they were gone for a week I volunteered to stay with the cats. NeverContinue reading “Cat-sitting My FurNephew and Nieces”