Me, Mommy

Why There’s Not an Elf on My Shelf

Are you sitting down? This confession is pretty big: We don't have a Christmas elf that visits our house. Go ahead, call me a Grinch, a Scrooge, a party pooper. Get it over with, I'll wait. Are you done? Ok, good. I'll explain my reasons now. First, I know there are moms on both sides… Continue reading Why There’s Not an Elf on My Shelf

Marriage

The Only Gift

I still remember our first Christmas together. I won't dare say how many years ago it was. Fine...15. (See, now I'm all sad wondering how 15 years have gone by so quickly. I'll just push that down until later.) I wanted to impress this new guy. I got so many great, thoughtful, expensive gifts. A… Continue reading The Only Gift

Me

The Cow

I was driving the usual route, a winding road filled with country and houses and mailboxes dangerously close to the edge. I was on my way to sit in a pick up line at school for far too long. A daily task with rules and procedures I can't seem to rationalize in my mind. Thoughts… Continue reading The Cow

Me

Pumpkin Eyes

Pumpkin carving. A tradition I fondly remember from childhood that I'm now passing on to my offspring. Such warm, cozy thoughts of picking out just the right pumpkin to dissect. It needs to be round, but tall. A long stem, but not too curved. No bumps or warts or dents. We ask a lot from… Continue reading Pumpkin Eyes

Me

Midnight Flossing

I'm not a cool mom. I came to terms with it long ago, I'm no longer sad about it, life will go on. I was cool back in my younger days. I had tons of friends and knew about everything going on. Lies. That's all lies. I've always been oblivious to all that is cool.… Continue reading Midnight Flossing

Me, Mommy

Sweet Dreams

First of all, I'm not promoting or discouraging co-sleeping/ bed-sharing. I respect whatever decision any family makes about it! Before I had kids, I never really thought about them sleeping in my bed. Then when they came along, I added it to my list of things to research and decided it was something I was… Continue reading Sweet Dreams

Marriage, Me

Dear Husband, You are appreciated…

Dear husband, Thank you. For loving me the same at my best and worst. For knowing when I'm acting frustrated about one thing because I'm actually worried about something else, even when I don't recognize it. Thank you for holding me and saying it will be ok and calming my entire world. Thank you. For… Continue reading Dear Husband, You are appreciated…