Lately my newsfeed has been inundated with tales of summer parenting fatigue. We’re just a couple weeks into this season of unstructured adventure and it seems one more stray sock may just be the thing to send moms everywhere over the edge. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’s easy to be surrounded by […]
A couple hundred dollars of things ranging from much-needed milk to gloriously colorful fruit and vegetables to one-too-many frozen items that would be what realistically made it to the dinner table this week filled my trunk. It was the “what’s nexts”, on the other hand, that filled my thoughts. Need to shove fridge and freezer […]
I remember it well, my smugness. The way I’d look at those outrageously misguided children and wonder why their mothers hadn’t taught them any better. I’d flash them a stern look, maybe shout a passive-aggressive, “That’s right Big, we go up the ladder and down the slide!” These kids? Well, as far as I was […]
This morning, as I was walking through the garage, I saw something and gasped in horror. How on earth did that unseemly, huge…I don’t know—creature?—get into my house? I mean, I like to think I have an itty-bitty-teeny bit of control over my environment. But this? This monster was reminding me that some things—some very […]
Dear Big, I’m guessing you don’t even realize it, but as we drove to your birthday dinner on Saturday night, you gave me an enormous gift.