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Well, that's a new one

Parenting opens you up to a lot of opinions. A lot of stupid, unasked for, opinions from strangers. It’s par for the course, we all deal with it if we’ve chosen to reproduce (and if we’ve chosen not to, well, that’s a whole other kettle of fish some people need to fry.) 927 more words


So I Was Thinking...

One of the scariest phrases I ever utter to TN is, “So I was thinking…” For us, that usually means I have some crazy idea that involves designing and building something: built-in bookshelves, another garden, redecorating a room, etc. 1,222 more words


"I learned it from you Mom!"

My oldest was at home when I pulled in with a car full of groceries and shopping. I have this deal with the kids – I will go hunt and gather the food, but they have to help haul it in when at home if they want to eat it. 156 more words


I won the "Weirdest Field Trip" Award

Well, I should win.

Well, my entire 6th grade class should win this one.

There was no excuse for it. We were suburban Chicago kids. We had museums out the wazoo – Field Museum, Art Institute, Science and Industry. 349 more words


Last night while crocheting...

My friend came over yesterday to knit. I crocheted. I showed her the big box of yarn I got for my 2016 temperature afghan – version 2.0. 673 more words


Financial planning lessons for the teen

So we didn’t win the Powerball billion. I’m very sad about that because I had plans to go all Oprah Winfrey giving away all the cash to everyone. 168 more words


The One Where My Brain and Heart Fight

I’ve been having a bit of an internal struggle about what to write on here. Life isn’t always rope, floggers and kinky sex, at least for me, and I really don’t know if anyone cares to read about the mundane struggles of being married to someone with a different libido and a very different appetite for kink. 883 more words