For such a time as this…

I’m so sad that my blogging has slowed so much. I find the exercise of writing/journaling/soap box to be very therapeutic. I suppose that means I should just schedule it into my day.

It’s been awhile, hasn’t it?

So much happens in a day. These days the parenting world is so challenging that I find myself treading water and considering that a good day.

I remember my parents telling me that when I had kids of my own I would understand.

Understand isn’t really a strong enough word.

I bleed

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A calculated game...


I absolutely DEVOUR books. I am constantly crowd-sourcing new reads and adding them to my NookColor or stuffing hard copies in my book bag.

I love to read! Read, read, read, I say.

So when the Hunger Games trilogy was suggested as a good read, I naturally assumed it would be and grab the entire trilogy. If I’m reading the first book, psychologically, whether I like them or not, I’m committed to the series.

I’m weird like that.

So in book club the other day, there

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In my corner...

This mom gig is hard.

Really hard.

And if I am honest with myself, I feel like a complete failure 97.68% of the time. I feel like I’m completely alone. I feel like my kids are out of control and my parenting techniques are lackluster at best.

It is interesting to me that so many of my blogging friends have posted about the comfort of community in the last few weeks.

And all of them reminded me that I am not alone. There are other moms out there who want

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It's time to stand up...

Over the course of my son’s three short years in elementary school, starting with young 5s, the bus has been a consistent source of anxiety for both my son and for me.

So I’m about to rain down some cold hard facts.

School buses are evil and bullies are, well, fill in the blank.


I was never a fan of the bus growing up. Weird things were always going on, the bus stop was a zillion miles away and my bus driver?? Have mercy. She was as mean as

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