Category: Family Life

Pantry Provisions & Menu Planning: Pandemic Style

Pantry Provisions & Menu Planning: Pandemic Style

Is it just me, or did you also turn into a culinary idiot when socially distancing kicked in?  I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that I’m not the only one this has happened to since you’re reading this.  In the past […]

Covid-Schooling: Transition Week!

Covid-Schooling: Transition Week!

Well, friends.  Betcha never thought 2020 would turn out this way, did ya?  A pandemic takes over the world, America is experiencing the Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020, and now, we’re all homeschooling.  Or, as I like to call it, COVID-SCHOOLING. Covid-Schooling What do […]

A Letter to My Kids: Coronavirus Edition

A Letter to My Kids: Coronavirus Edition

I didn’t want to write this post.  It feels like we are just at the starting point of everything coronavirus and there’s so much that I’d rather write about but, honestly, I can’t do that, either.  I am absolutely loathe to add to the noise […]

Project: College – How to Plan for College Without Wanting to Kill Anybody

Project: College – How to Plan for College Without Wanting to Kill Anybody

Like a lot of my friends, my family has been neck-deep in college planning for the past year or so.  And we are currently mere weeks away from our son pulling the proverbial trigger and announcing his school of choice.  Now that we’re coming to […]

When Kids Cry in Church

When Kids Cry in Church

Guess what, moms and dads — kids cry in church!  Shocking, isn’t it?  I know.  It’s even been confirmed by Pope Francis!  Who knew?  Yes, friend.  Children fuss and cry and flail around and poop their pants and spit up all over everything…IN CHURCH!!  Can […]

Christmas Past: The One Where God Used His Powers

Christmas Past: The One Where God Used His Powers

Maybe it’s the fact that our second kid in as many weeks is down with a nasty stomach bug.  Or maybe it’s that in 10 short days, we’ll be celebrating Christmas with my parents, siblings, sibs-in-law, nieces and nephews.  Actually, I guess you could say […]

The Four People Who Live at My House that I’ve Never Met

The Four People Who Live at My House that I’ve Never Met

The longer that I am a parent, the more I am convinced that there are people – children specifically – who live in my house that I’ve never even met before. No, it’s not because of the endless supply of laundry that seems to come […]

Happy Retirement, Daddy!

Happy Retirement, Daddy!

Dear Reader — You’re going to have to excuse me for a moment.  See, today’s a rather big deal in my family.  My dad is actually retiring.  And, while I’ve noted this fact on my social media accounts, that doesn’t mean much to my parents.  […]

Halloween has lost its dang mind.

Halloween has lost its dang mind.

I hate Halloween.  This is not news; I’ve mentioned it before.  But this year, it seems to be especially crazy.  Let’s just say that, this year, Halloween has lost it’s dang mind and I am no OK with it. Australia is banning bride costumes for […]

On Impromptu Date Nights and Feeling Like a Grownup

On Impromptu Date Nights and Feeling Like a Grownup

Bzzzzz. My Apple Watch buzzed my wrist at about 10:35 that Friday morning.  That was nothing new, though.  My sisters and I were famous for having these texting sprees that would go on and on to the point where I would sometimes take off my […]