Trauma in the Timbers

When I was a little girl, we lived in a suburb of  San Diego, California. The particular suburb where we lived had once been wide open prairie land, which had been developed into subdivisions and strip malls about 10 years before we moved in. The thing about prairie land, as with all undeveloped places, things... Continue Reading →

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The things we think we hear, and I need a favor from you…

This morning Terry and I were sitting at the dining room table chatting. As I’ve mentioned before, Arden is a big fan of riding the bus, and riding the bus means we have to get up at 6:15 a.m. and be down at the bus pick up spot by 7:10 a.m.  I’m slowly adapting to... Continue Reading →

Tale of the Tardy Tooth Fairy

At this moment, the Princess is in the tooth-losing phase of life. If I’m honest, I have to say that I find this part of childhood thoroughly disgusting. The whole process of loosened teeth being wiggled back and forth by dirty fingers until they fall out is enough to make me gag a little if... Continue Reading →

Broken Promises

I'm not sure there is anything more frustrating than a promise broken. This week I was on the receiving end of one and it has been revolving around in my mind over and over again.  Like a record (does anyone remember records?) that has a scratch on it and the needle keeps skipping over the... Continue Reading →

My New Favorite Color

I'm having a bit of an existential crisis this school year. It is causing me some mental angst and I'm afraid that I may be "broken" as a mother. I have chewed over this particular issue in my mind for many days leading up to the start of school, and now on day 2 of... Continue Reading →

You Are My Sunshine

Hey did you hear there was a solar eclipse today?  Yeah, me too.  Did you get to see it?  Cool. Me?  Not so much. And not because the path didn't cross my neck of the woods, but because the skies clouded up and produced a pretty significant thunderstorm from about 12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ... Continue Reading →

A Nose is a Nose is a Nose

When I was the mother of a toddler, I was always on the look out for potential swallowing hazards. I was very vigilant about making sure that there weren't little things lying around that Arden could pick up and eat or stick in her ear or her nose. I kept doors shut and cabinets locked... Continue Reading →

As Seen On TV

Two years ago, I left the world of full time employment to be a stay at home mom. At the time, it was as big of a leap of faith financially as it was emotionally - to go from two incomes to one was a challenge, but one that both Terry and I really felt... Continue Reading →

A few of my favorite things…but not in a Sound of Music or Oprah kinda way

Happy Friday!  I'm not sure why I felt the need to start with that greeting, because you may be reading this on a Saturday or a Monday for all I know, but I never really know how to start these writings. So Happy ___Day!  (aka be happy on whatever day you happen to be reading... Continue Reading →

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