Archive for November 2015

Managing Expectations During the Holidays

One expectation for this holiday season that I can almost guarantee will  happen is that I will be wearing comfy pants several days in a row before showering and putting on clean comfy pants.  I might know that because it’s happening already today.  Other than that, I HAVE NO EXPECTATIONS. That’s the goal. One of... Read more »

What Does a Whore Look Like?

As I stared in the ladies room bathroom mirror, I pulled out three far too long eyebrow hairs and deposited them into the garbage.  I glanced at my cleavage and reveled in how I still got it going on in the décolletage area.  Then I re-applied my red lipstick. Some might say I look like... Read more »

Mommy Jammies Will Always Fit

The other day as I was dressing them in their matching penguin footed pajamas, my boy said, “DESE ARE TOO SMALL MAMA.  WE NEED BIGGER ONES.”  As I laughed and said, “Oh you are going to be wearing these until your feet bust through”, I thought, it won’t be all that long before they aren’t... Read more »

Teaching Kids to be Thankful is Not Just for Thanksgiving

It’s November!  That magical month where people magically become softer, kinder, gentler, and more vocally grateful!  I love seeing gratitude.  I love hearing folks proclaim their gratitude. Now, I am not good at much, but gratitude and thankfulness?  THAT’S MY JAM.   If you know me at all then you know not a day, hell,... Read more »

Jimmy Kimmel's Halloween Pranks are Not Funny. And No, I Do Not Need to Lighten Up.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Halloween prank videos are not funny.  They are just mean.  I know that’s an unpopular opinion, and I know that many of you will tell me to lighten up or that it’s just a joke.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, all you have to do is google it and watch... Read more »

That's Why I'm Here: On Vulnerability and Courage and Gratitude

Some days I am so steeled against the world, it’s a wonder I even feel the rain on my face.  Other days, like today, I am cracked right open.  So raw and vulnerable that I may not function as a human being but rather just a ball of electric feelings so exposed to the elements... Read more »