The Dorito As the Holy Trinity, Or Not

The other day we were driving home from some kid activity when my daughter announced with gusto from the backseat of the car, “I GOT IT!”, while shoveling handfuls of Doritos in her mouth. (I’m all about healthy snacks) I wasn’t really sure what the hell she was talking about, so I bit. “What do you […]

It’s Fall Fuckers

It is fall fuckers and there are all sorts of shit about this season that makes me scream Alleluia. My birthday is just around the corner, and I am not one of those people that dreads their day of birth. Nope I say bring that fucker on. My whole family has to be nice to […]

A Visit with my Psychologist

Today I am headed to my psychologist. I don’t write a lot about my therapy stuff because seriously who wants to know that I am certifiable? Ok, well maybe a few of you want to know. I can best be described as moody, but probably a more accurate description is that I am a royal […]

Shit I Say to My Kid

When I became a parent I never dreamed I would say 99% of the shit I say to my kid. I am constantly left thinking WHAT THE FUCK. It seems more and more I have to ask my child to stop doing something, or ask a question that leaves me thinking…”Where did I go wrong?” […]

When A Gift is More Than You Expect

  My mother is going through a bit of nesting since my father’s recent passing. She has begun working her way through 50 years of belongings and realizing she probably doesn’t need them all, and who better to give these priceless family relics (dust collectors) to then her daughters. I live twelve hours away so […]

My Zumba Debacle, Never Again

I have a love – hate relationship with my body, and currently it’s heavy on the hate. I’ve topped the scales at my highest weight ever and I am not happy about it. Part of it is due to medication changes, fucking pills, and the other part is due to my deep love of craft […]

What I really Wanted to Say When The Woman Apologized for My Son’s Autism

The other day I was stuck in line next to what appeared to be a lovely older woman about my mom’s age. She wore her wispy ginger colored hair in a bob, not from style but more from resignation. We were standing there forever, and had an opportunity to talk, the I saw her Facebook photos […]

Is it Safe to Leave Your Kid Home Alone?

My son is  just one month shy of being 13 years old. He is going into 7th grade, stands about an inch (shhhhh…) taller than me at 5’6″ and 190 pounds. He’s not a tiny guy. We use to call him Baby Godzilla when he was a toddler, now he’s just Godzilla. I’m giving you his baseball […]

How Youth Sports Can Help Stem the Violence In America

As a mother I am saddened by what our country and world is turning into. We spend so much time discussing how we can’t understand the hatred Terrorists have for us, only to have the same hatred for each other. I cannot imagine the depths of fear African American mothers have for their children. I […]

The Truth About Vacationing with Kids

The evolution of a vacationing with my kids goes something like this…. The week prior to departure I am busy creating piles all over my dining room table. I make lists upon lists, and buy enough snacks to feed an army…or two kids on a five hour flight. Cameras are charged, backup batteries are charged, and electronic […]