SURVIVAL (OF THE FITTEST)

Can I get a "woot woot?" How 'bout an "A......Men?" A fist bump? Yikes. Tough crowd. Well, in any case, I'm doing a happy dance. A happy, happy, happy dance, because . . . I'm getting that much closer to accomplishing several of my 35x35 list items.  Like about eight(ish), actually, including sincere progress toward my goals … Continue reading SURVIVAL (OF THE FITTEST)

POMPEII

Okay, so as follow up to yesterday's post; here is Part B of the whole happiness reconstruction project I’ve got going down. DIY Happy Pills: How to Reframe Your Way Into Being An Optimist Using the list referenced in “Carry On," to work through this let’s use the following (totally hypothetical . . ) scenarios: … Continue reading POMPEII

SPIN

Worried your child isn’t turning out to be the superstar you had planned for him to be? Recently scored "yes" on the "Is My Kid An Asshole" quiz? Fear not. Success is all in the eye of the beholder. There’s a silver lining in every cloud, an Elmo in every Oscar, and room for vodka … Continue reading SPIN

TALK (DIRTY) TO ME

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Well, then. Check me into the asylum friends, because um, I think this might be my parenting life, like, all of it. These are things that were actually uttered in my house this morning: "You are … Continue reading TALK (DIRTY) TO ME

READY OR NOT

“What’s next Mom?” “Where are we going now?” “Who are we going to see?” “What are we going to do noooooowwwwww?” Sigh. These hourly interrogations, although exhausting, also make me a little bit proud.  My children are learning that life with their mom is a life on the go and full of adventure (high five … Continue reading READY OR NOT

NEVER SAY NEVER

Nose, up. Foot, tapping. Smirk, timed appropriately to coincide with head tilt and shake. Camera out, photo evidence taken of current status of superiority, inferiority, personal masterpiece, or total train wreck. Got that image in mind all nice and clear? Face recognizable perhaps? Possibly. . .  super, super, super familiar with that profile? Yes. I’m … Continue reading NEVER SAY NEVER

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

Tis the season. Yep. Uh huh. Sure is. THE season. The season of. . . what, exactly? To many, it’s the season of miles, points and Benjamins, all provided in abundance courtesy of guilt trip airlines, passive aggressive combat at the dinner table, and mastercard (December’s BFF- it’s everywhere you want to be). How. . … Continue reading ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS