Declaration of Reclamation

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one person to dissolve the bands which have connected them superfluously with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of...

Behind the Scenes Epiphany

They’ve finally done it. They’ve finally shown themselves in front of their dad. For the first time — the first time — I feel like he truly sees why I am so frazzled so often. It isn’t me trashing them. It is a grown-ass, highly-educated...

1 Buck Club

Back in the early 2000s, when comedy movies used words like “retard” and fat jokes were standard, there were a couple that stuck with me. In Shallow Hal I remember reference to something about a woman being “2 bills.” Then in There’s...

Back to School Menu Planning

Peanut goes back to school today. Not just any school either. A new school. A new middle school. A new-to-her charter middle school. We went to open house yesterday and she knows only one kid in her class, and that’s only because he was on her soccer team a few...

Blinded by the Light

The last week has been bad. Not only is it that time, but Bubs went into a rage vortex and Peanut is, I believe, on the cusp of her own monthly visitor. The stress of all the things I’ve already shared ad nauseum have caused a canker sore and a back ache. But...

Cherish This

Let’s talk about kids. Specifically all the wishes that I “cherish these precious memories” and tidings that I remember that “these days go so fast.” I am not that person. I honestly don’t know if I am even built to be a mother on...