Author: bethwilliby

Laundry Haiku

Laundry Haiku

Laundry. Bane of every mom’s existence. Unending source of work. A job that can literally never get done. This is the job that never ends… Seriously. Unless you and your family are going to run around completely naked for a couple of days (which, believe […]

Friday Five, vol. 7

Friday Five, vol. 7

Edition: This Summer Has Kicked My Butt Honestly, what started off as an amazing summer with a lot to look forward to has turned into a summer I will be glad to see come to an end. Sure, there have been high points, but there […]

Mom’s Deep Dish Pizza-ish

Mom’s Deep Dish Pizza-ish

Sorry it’s been kind of quiet around here in the Food section of the ol’ blog.  Summertime is not one of my favorite times of year to do a lot of actual cooking.  We tend to eat a lot of grilled meats and thrown-together salads […]

Is Summer Vacation Over YET?!

Oh, July.  With your billion degree temperatures, million percent humidity, and promise of school starting next month.  You make me so nostalgic for the glory days of May.  Way back when it wasn’t so hot and the kids were in school and we had some […]

Worry and Peace

In the past, a call from my doctor saying that I needed further images after my initial mammogram would have sent me reeling. However, when the call came a couple of weeks ago, I didn’t freak out.  Not really, anyway.  I never had that nagging, […]

Of Bandaids and Boo-boos

I don’t know about you, but 4th of July weekend always seems to keep me hopping with the first aid kit.  From sunburns to scraped knees, bug bites to sparkler burns, my kids are constantly looking to me to patch up their hurts and kiss […]

Friday Five, vol. 6

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa. I realize I have been delinquent in my Friday Fives. So, maybe, this will be a more random thing. Who knows? We’re growing. We’re evolving. Gotta stay on our toes, ya know. OK, so in no particular order… #1. […]

Grace in the Rain

Grace in the Rain

I don’t know about you, but I can go for months at a time with life on cruise control. That doesn’t mean that things aren’t happening or that we are all just sitting around and staring at each other all day. No, I just mean […]

Works of Mercy & Multi-packs of Undies

Works of Mercy & Multi-packs of Undies

June feels a little early to be worrying about back-to-school shopping, doesn’t it? You’re just settling into a good summer routine and the kids are growing like weeds. That summer rain and sunshine and copious amounts of chlorine are working in their systems and each […]

#Thisis40

#Thisis40

Today, I am 40 years old. Holy crap. How in the world did that happen, I ask you? Wasn’t I just traipsing across the stage as Dorothy in my high school’s production of Wizard of Oz? No? Right. That was 23 years ago. Maybe it […]