August 10, 2018 at 9:33 PM

I feel like there needs to be a Jeopardy for parents. Five categories: Things kids destroy Mischief kids create Emergency room visits Parents’ grey hairs The art of swearing in your head Here’s the best part: there are five answers that could be right question to any one of the potential category answers: What is […]


A fish story

OK, back story. So, it had been a long time since either Dave or I had rigged a rod and reel. And I hadn’t had much experience with spinning reels. But we found little telescoping spinning reels for a reasonable price at the sporting goods store. It came with the basics. We were going to […]

July 31, 2018 at 11:15 AM

This morning the boys were digging through my wallet: Josh: “Mom, what’s this?” Me: “Oh, that? That’s my Costco card.” Josh: “Your picture looks funny!” Me: “It does?” Him: “Why are you making that face?” Me: *narrows eyes* “What face?” Him: “You’re making a funny face!” Me: “What? I’m not making a funny face- that’s […]

July 28, 2018 at 9:05 PM

As it gets closer to bedtime, I find myself using one and two-word phrases: “You.” “Come here.” “Brush Teeth.” “NOW” Like some verbally-deficient coyote who just needs to get the kids in bed so she can go kill some chickens. And by killing chickens, I mean fold laundry. Or eat ice cream.