Free yourself from Second Wife Syndrome

*** Why is my house quiet? Why did I wake up this morning without my three year old, Ivy, staring at me ala The Ring? The reason for this temporary euphoria is because my 13-year old step-daughter had a sleepover last night. And when big sister […]

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The gift of time.

*** I hate scary movies. HATE them. I have enough anxiety in my life without the unnecessary trauma of monsters/zombies/ghosts/demons jumping out of nowhere and trying to kill someone. For that very reason, I also hate Halloween haunted houses.  Once, when I was a kid, my friend […]

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Herding cats and pterodactyls.

So angelic, right? Yeah, keep reading.   First things first, I have eaten cheesy hash brown potatoes (leftover from Thanksgiving) for breakfast every morning since last Thursday. I don’t know why I felt compelled to tell you that, but I thought I should cop to […]

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Chuck it.

*** Yesterday. It was nearly 5pm, I was under the gun with a work project. My three and a half year-old, Ivy, was being unusually high-maintenance. The dogs were being insanely rowdy. Our house was (and still is) a mess. Western stand-off music played in my head as I walked from […]

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