Tag: parenting

no experience necessary

I’m just not that into politics. I’ve never been able to coerce my mind into weaving through the complex web of our government, the extent of my knowledge resembling a scary combination of House of Cards set to the tune of I’m Just a…

the curly snafu

I used to think I had an extensive vocabulary from reading a million books beginning at a very young age. Now I realize while I technically know of a lot of words and maybe how to use them correctly in a sentence because I get…

how my christmas lost its magic

Holidays are overrated and writing about overrated holidays is overdone. But what the heck happened, man? And I’m not trying to crush anyone’s Christmas spirit. I’ve just found myself in this situation… Christmas used to be magical! It meant Christmas cookies and Santa and flying…

about those stick figure families on minivans…

It doesn’t have to be a minivan. Those things annoy me on any vehicle. Look! There’s Mommy, and Daddy, and Bobby playing baseball, and little baby Jimmy, and Susie who just loves cheerleading, and oh! Spot the Dog and Fluffy the cat. And is…

candy fetchers

My sister sent me this Happy Halloween text this morning: In my humble way-outside-of-the-parenting-circle opinion, parents seem pretty overprotective these days. I mean, with good reason, what with all the pedophiles, rapists, general perverts, specialized perverts, serial killers, gun-wielding mean people, alien abductions, crazy…

The Children

I drove to Minneapolis tonight, handed my friend a bottle of port, to which she replied, “I’ve kind of had a baby inside my belly for three months, so I will not be having any port.” Mind. Blown. I thought she was screwing with…

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