Archive for April 2015

I am Not Racist, But....

If you ever hear those words, you can bet that whatever comes after is gonna be racist. It is OKAY that we talk about this.  It is OKAY to acknowledge color.  It is necessary. I would wager to say that 99.5% of you who read my blog are like minded because we are an absolutely... Read more »

You are Funny Smart Clever Kind - The Words We Use Matter

“You are funny smart clever kind”. F.S.C.K.  It looks like another four letter word I’m quite fond of as well. This all started because I want my kids to know without a shadow of a doubt that they are so much more than their looks.  Their being cute. Handsome or pretty.  Because as all kids... Read more »

Twins are Terrific - A Look at Newborn to Two Years Old

I’ve written A TON about my twins. Their milestones and their discoveries. Our triumphs and our sorrows.  Our worries and our celebrations.  I’ve found our experience is very similar to other twin families and therefore we all relate.  It’s pretty awesome. At the end of this post, you’ll find links to major milestones in their... Read more »

Happy Fancy Pants Big Shot - I Mean Administrative Professionals - Day!

Happy Fancy Pants Big Shot – I Mean Administrative Professionals – Day! Happy I Just Work Here Day. Happy HOW DO YOU COPY AND PASTE THIS Day. Happy Would You Like Cream or Sugar in Your Coffee Day. Happy WHERE IS EVERYBODY?  Don’t Worry, the Admins are Here Day. Happy Joanie Holloway Anything is Possible... Read more »

Thrift Store Earrings of Hope

Years ago I was SURE that I didn’t want kids.  NEVER.  NEVER EVER EVER.*   I didn’t have a motherly instinct. I certainly didn’t want to bring another life into the world that I could screw up. I was also in a series of relationships that made me question everything about myself and wonder why... Read more »

Can People Really Change?

People often say some sort of, “I can’t imagine you like that” comment to me when they learn about my past.  When they learn that I was a down and out, mean, hurt, terrified, awful drunk.  And even after I wasn’t, I was bitter and hard-hearted for a period of time.  I think that time... Read more »

I Saw This Family at the Dollar Store

When you troll the dollar stores for years in search of paper plates and straws and cat toys and party favors and completely inedible foods, you never even walk down the toy aisle. Except when you are looking for your nephews and then you think LET’S JUST KEEP LIKING LIGHT UP STICKS FOREVER, can we... Read more »

What is your brave?

What is your brave? Bravery can be very big but most times it is quite small. Bravery can be standing absolutely still. Bravery can be roaring so loud that the world falls down because of it. Bravery is raising kids. Bravery is making the excellent choice of not raising kids. Bravery is loving who you... Read more »