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A Rocky Start to An Unhappy Ending: Discovering I can do anything in my pink rubber gloves.

You may have heard by now that my husband moved out of our house and marriage of 25 1/2 years a few months back. If not, you can read about it here and here. Before my husband moved on with his life, I requested he be kind enough to leave all three pets with me;… Continue reading A Rocky Start to An Unhappy Ending: Discovering I can do anything in my pink rubber gloves.

Birthday Party Ideas · Children · Parenting · Parenting Teens

What is a ‘Deconstructed Party Bag?’ and Why Should You Do It Yearly?

A few years ago, I ran out of ideas for birthday parties that the girls would enjoy.  We’ve done the character visits, the bounce houses, the trips to Chuck E. Cheese’s and Dave and Busters.  We drove a few friends to Disneyland and Boomer’s.  We have done everything there is to do on a birthday… Continue reading What is a ‘Deconstructed Party Bag?’ and Why Should You Do It Yearly?

Children · Diet · Food · Health · Marriage · Modern Life · Opinion Piece · Parenting · Parenting Teens · Teens · Vegan

War of the Radishes

I remember a time in my youth when I complained to my mom that I was hungry and needed a snack.  Did she pull out a satisfying sleeve of graham crackers?  How about a salty/sweet peanutty Snickers bar?  Or heck even a cheese stick or two? No.  No.  And no. She told me to go… Continue reading War of the Radishes

Children · Facebook · Friends · Opinion Piece · Uncategorized

What I’ve Noticed Today Is…Facebook is Fantastic for Fathers

My love/hate relationship with Facebook continues but I’ve recently noticed something that had not been readily apparent to me before, and that is Facebook has brought out the sweetness in my male friends who have recently become fathers. One friend of mine posts so many cute pictures of his newborn son that I feel as… Continue reading What I’ve Noticed Today Is…Facebook is Fantastic for Fathers

Children · Opinion Piece · Parenting · Rants

What I Noticed Today Is….My Friend’s Daughter

No doubt there is more to the story, but when a child in 7th grade is given a detention for working ahead of the class, there is clearly something wrong with the educational system. The call came in on Wednesday to my friend from the teacher.  I cannot imagine how that conversation went although she… Continue reading What I Noticed Today Is….My Friend’s Daughter