Category Archives: family

No One Wanted To Play With Me

We sat together in the big brown rocking chair, like we always do after school, and talked about her day. Her legs hung over mine, longer than they’ve ever been, reminding me of her growth and the way time flies. Every answer was “I forget” and “I don’t know” unless she was asked a specific…

A Fright Adventure

When I was a kid October was all about watching scary movies, a few mysteries, eating all the candy, and scaring my brother until he couldn’t sleep. Okay, I scared myself until I couldn’t sleep, and my brother was fine. We would stay up, watch our favourite shows, cover ourselves in warm blankets, and I…

Why October Hurts

I sat on the bed and went through the basket I had pulled down from the top of the closet. Items I hadn’t seen in some time, many put up there because they had no other place, others because I didn’t want to see them anymore. Soothers that had been taken away by the “meme” fairy,…

Ornaments With Love – A giveaway…again!

I love me some Christmas… What? I know it’s only October but I seriously love Christmas so I start shopping early, that way I save money, time, and I get into the spirit early and the Christmas music that the malls start playing this month doesn’t bother me as much. Okay, yes it does. Anywhoo.. this year…

Why Are You Staring?

I remember sitting cross-legged on the couch and watching TV, in the zone, and feeling eyes on me. Why did she stare at me so much? “WHAT?” “Nothing, I just like looking at you.” Weird, I thought, why did my mother look at me so much, so annoying. Doesn’t she have somewhere else to be?…

I’m THAT Mom

Last week we were invited to a school BBQ, an opportunity to meet the teacher, see the classroom, and mingle with other parents. We received a reminder call the night before, the little voices on the other end reminding us to bring money. I was giddy. You want more money? Ok! Anything! Just let me…

It Ended Perfectly

This weekend I found myself laying on the couch in a boo hoo emotional state after a friend returned home from New York. She had a blast. In a glass. She told me tales of people who had few family obligations, stories of clean houses, talked about wine on patios, and how great it tasted to…

Anniversary Love… Even through the Gulping

I could see him going for a second gulp of his glass and my spine straightened. WHY did he have to drink so loud. Why the gulping? Looking around the room I saw the clothes left by the front door, because where else would you put socks when you come in from outside and your…

Tell Me This is Normal

From my red camping chair, set up perfectly in the shade of the huge tree in our yard, I watch her head bob up and down in her new playhouse, built just for her with love. The changes have been incredible in just two weeks. School has taught my daughter new mannerisms, words, and insults….