Category: Life

Red Ribbon Week: AKA – Some Sort of Fresh Hell

Red Ribbon Week, for those of you not in ‘the know’, is a week in October designed and dedicated to encourage kids not to use alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. During this event every day of this week has a cutesy little catch phrase…

Sorry. Not My Kind of Bar!

There are many teaching milestones that we hit as parents. Potty training. Brushing teeth. Riding a bike. Fixing mommy a martini. You teach your littles how to do basic things so that when they leave your nest they can fly. Right? This past weekend…

Don’t Even Get Me Started

There are few things in life that truly terrify me. An empty wine fridge? Totally. Trying on bathing suits? 100%. My reflection when someone FaceTimes me? For sure. But nothing puts me in a rocking fetal position with thumb in mouth faster than spiders….

F’ing Parent Fails

I’ve been watching my precious 2-year-old niece on and off for a few weeks. This experience has taught me that my language has gotten a little salty over the years. Thankfully, I’ve caught myself from saying anything TOO horrible, but I can’t actually promise…

Insanity: Denim Edition

Let me catch you up to speed by explaining my picture above: Pile #1: Jeans that legit don’t fit anymore (17 pairs)Pile #2: Jeans that fit, but hurt (2 pairs)Pile #3: Jeans that fit and don’t hurt (1 pair – as in uno, lone, single,…

You Are Not Having a Bad Day

Starbucks is out of strawberries for your Pink Drink? You’re not having a bad day. Stuck behind that freakishly slow cyclist on the one lane road? (Looking at you Continental!)You’re not having a bad day. Got that umpteenth rejection letter on a book you…

Hugs by Proxy

Fleeting Hugs When I picked my girls up from camp this summer I got two types of hugs: From the 11 year old – The Running Hug: a huge smile spread across her face when she saw me and then she sprinted towards me…