If You Can Give a Mom A Moment

If you can give a mom a moment here are a list of things you can do to make that moment incredible. 1. Pack up all of the kids, everything they will need for the day, hour, minute, help them with their shoes and their coats while mom sips on her coffee, don’t yell at…

Netflix this April

Have you ever had trouble with lies, afraid the ugly truth will come out? Taken something that didn’t belong to you, watched your back, danced with the Devil? Have you snuck around, covered your tracks, and played dumb? Shhh, don’t tell me. Netflix is all about the secrets this month as they follow a family…

The Big Five

This weekend my little love turned five We celebrated with cake, fun, presents, and friends. Zip lining, rock climbing, ball pits, and blow up castles. Wore those kids right out! The big kids too…   So much fun and guaranteed to leave everyone needing a nap afterward. Which I might have planned. So as we…

Amost 5

I hugged her way too tight and wouldn’t let go. She asked me to. I didn’t want to and asked if I could hang on just a few minutes longer. It would be one more sleeps until she was 5. 5. FIVE. No matter how I wrote it the number seemed impossible. I remembered her…

The Stealey Kid

She looked nervous and shifted uneasily as we packed our things to go. I could see her being protective over her bag and asked her several times what was wrong. Nothing, she had said, she was just checking her LeapPad and fixing the case, she reassured me that she was fine. Right. I knew that…

Today is the Day!!

Today is the day! Surviving Mental¬†Illness Through Humor, the Anthology I have contributed to, is available! This Anthology by Alyson Rennick Herzig and Jessica McNeill Azar will help you see mental illness through the eyes of someone who has been there. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will pull at…

Write for Your Biggest Fan

The piece had done relatively well on my site and I was proud of stepping outside of my usual poetic type of writing. So I clicked over to the one site* I had idolized for so long, the place I wanted to see one of my posts, and hit submit. I checked my mail hourly…

Penis – It’s Not a Bad Word

She coloured quietly at her easel while Brian and I talked, wisps of red and purple going across her page, shapes forming. “Pennie!” My daughter exclaimed, out of the blue. “Pardon?” What was she talking about? “You know, penis.” Well, obviously. She looked up at us and stopped colouring, “but we can’t say penis, it’s…

UncommonGoods this Mother’s Day

I’m not someone who expects something on Mother’s Day; a nice card, a craft, and some family time is fine for me. But if there was more out there that appealed to me I might be interested in a gift, a small token of appreciation, a little gem from the hearts of those I care…