Category: Family Life

3 Ways to Make the Most of Your “Coronacation”

3 Ways to Make the Most of Your “Coronacation”

A few weeks ago, my family and I went on vacation (AKA “Coronacation”…AKA “Vacation: Plan D”) in the time of corona.  I am happy to report, however, that there was nothing “plan D” about how it turned out!  This trip fulfilled all of my original […]

What We All Have in Common This School Year

What We All Have in Common This School Year

Hey, moms and dads.  It’s been rough out on the ol’ interwebs lately, hasn’t it?  Everywhere you turn, people are fighting and arguing about this year’s return to school and, frankly, it’s getting ugly.  There’s been mudslinging and name-calling, opinions posted as fact and facts […]

Next Stop: Dorm Room

Next Stop: Dorm Room

In four short weeks, our oldest son will be moving into a college dorm.  Somebody hold me, because I am having a really hard time dealing with that fact, m’kay? And, in typical “me” fashion, since I don’t want to face reality and deal with […]

Can we go back to precedented times again, please?

Can we go back to precedented times again, please?

There are two phrases I am hearing over and over again lately that drive me batty.  As in, if I have to hear them again (and I most certainly will), I will lose my ever-lovin’ mind.  Want to know what they are?  The first one […]

The First Drive

The First Drive

I don’t care who you are.  You could be Mario Andretti, Henry Ford, and Marty McFly with his DeLorean all rolled into one.  But the first time your kiddo sits in the driver’s seat of an actual automobile to drive you somewhere?  You die a […]

Senioritis and the Long Goodbye

Senioritis and the Long Goodbye

In approximately 8 short weeks, Good Lord willin’ and the COVID don’t rise, my husband and I will be dropping our son off for his first semester of college.  And if the past few weeks are anything to go by, we are all going to […]

Summer Vacation 2020 – Staring into the Void

Summer Vacation 2020 – Staring into the Void

Tomorrow is the last day of school for three of my kids.  Which in today’s craziness, therefore, means that summer vacation starts as soon as they attend their last conference call and press submit on their final assignments.  How anticlimactic. Just like there was no […]

The One About Nothing in Particular

The One About Nothing in Particular

What can I say, loves?  The honeymoon is over and the novelty has worn off.  Any semblance of initiative I had about keeping life fresh and interesting got worn out when we flipped the calendar to May.  So please, for the love of all that […]

Back to (a new) Normal?

Back to (a new) Normal?

“But don’t you want to get back to normal?  I know I do.” That was the reply someone left on my Facebook post the other day.  And I will admit to you, it has stuck in my craw ever since.  More than 36 hours later, […]

So this is our new normal now, huh?

So this is our new normal now, huh?

It’s official.  We’ve been “safer at home” for a solid month now and coronavirus can kiss my ever-increasingly-insane behind.  This “new normal” is pretty much crazy.  My kids started spring break on March 12 and haven’t been back to school since.  Around the same time, […]