Category: Family Life

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, […]

Here’s to the Parents of the Class of 2020

Here’s to the Parents of the Class of 2020

I won’t mince words with you.  Coronavirus stole my son’s high school graduation from him and it sucks.  But it also stole graduation from us as his parents, from his friends and their families, and from their amazing teachers.  What in the actual world, people?!  […]

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 […]

Aging with Grace

Aging with Grace

I took a selfie the other day.  I mean, what else are you supposed to do when the lighting is great and the makeup you put on for Mass is still on point at 5:00 pm?  So, no, I guess taking the selfie wasn’t all […]

The Vulnerability Question

The Vulnerability Question

A reader recently reached out to me with some questions about vulnerability.  How much sharing is too much?  Why do some people seem turned off when we share our hearts?  And why is it so hard to find community that will accept us as we […]

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 […]

Ordinary World: The Gen-X Rock Musical We All Need

Ordinary World: The Gen-X Rock Musical We All Need

I have had an epiphany, friends.  It’s probably the best musical theater idea ever and whoever picks up on it is gonna make a killing.  Unfortunately, while I enjoy musical theater and would love to perform it, I don’t have the chops or I’d do […]

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 […]