Category: mumbo jumbo

50 Thoughts: The Kids Are All Right

Really, they’re going to be OK. I know — pretty rich advice coming from the High Priestess of Anxiety Moms on the heels of a blog post about hypocrisy. Physician, heal thyself. It’s Homecoming Weekend for my youngest — and it’s the last. Her senior year. As I sat in the stands at the football... Read more »

50 Thoughts: Girl Power

I’m running way late tonight, but I have a good reason. Nothing beats a night out with girlfriends. It was a last-minute thing, a casual invite to the high school football game. It’s Homecoming weekend, after all. Four hours and three girlfriends later, I’m finally in front of the computer. The timing’s off, but I wouldn’t... Read more »

50 Thoughts: Hypocrisy, Much?

Sitting at my daughter’s swim meet tonight, a friend and I were talking about recent doctor’s appointments. Me: Yeah, my cholesterol has shot up. I gave up bread for awhile, but I really have to focus on that again. And I’ve given up candy. I’m working on cutting back on my sugar. Me, 5 minutes... Read more »

50 Thoughts: Anger Comes Second

One of the best, yet least applied (because I am human and it’s really hard sometimes), life lessons I’ve been handed came from a parenting effectiveness training class back when my two boys were till in preschool. It’s been more than a few years, but the main takeaway was this — that when it comes... Read more »

50 Thoughts: Humor is My Sixth Sense

Sight, scent, sound, smell and touch. The five senses by which the average person makes their way through the universe. And if you have all five about you, enjoy it while it lasts – a 2016 Newsweek article says 94 percent of adults lose at least one, if not more, sense as they age. I... Read more »

50 Thoughts: I'll Take My Joy Where I Can Find It

I’m a huge fan of joy. I’m even a bigger fan of finding it in the little things. Like, for example, knowing my blog post last night likely had something to do with FEMA postponing their Trump Text Test. Down with the Triple T! (Just kidding. I had nothing to do with it. But I’ll... Read more »

50 Thoughts: 50 People I'd Rather Get a Text Message From than Trump

I really don’t want Donald delivered direct to my phone. For those that have missed the news, FEMA is looking to deploy a system that will allow the President of the United States to text nearly everyone with a cell phone. The first test is planned for this upcoming Thursday. The notion that anyone could wield... Read more »

50 Thoughts: You Can Pry My Social Network from my Cold, Dead Hands

All right, so a few things right off the bat: Yes, I am addicted to my phone. Yes, I spend way too much time on social media. Time that could be spent engaging in the real world. Yes, I know the majority of the shinola I read on social media is exaggerated at best and... Read more »

50 Thoughts: Three Cheers for Volunteers

I’ve never considered myself an over-the-top volunteer kind of gal. Truth be told, I’m fairly protective of what little free time I have. And if someone asked me if I am an avid volunteer, I’d likely look at them like they were crazy. But now that I think about it, I kinda am. Maybe it’s... Read more »

50 Thoughts: The Book is Always Better

50 Thoughts: The Book is Always Better
Believe it or not, I’m still squeezing in some reading time. Proof positive — I posted a review on Ohio, by Stephen Markley. It was amazing. I compel you to read it. Centered around the lives of kids-turned-grownups in a small Midwestern town, I riffed about about those high school days and what we all,... Read more »