Pay. Attention.

No, not to me. As a matter of fact, it's probably better that you pay me no attention at all. Though I like it when you do. I especially like it when you comment. Because that's FUN and ENCOURAGING. No, when I say pay attention, I'm talking to myself. And I'm reminding myself to pay … Continue reading Pay. Attention.

The Ubiquitous Backpack

Two years ago my then-four-year old, who for the sake of this blog I will call Critter, began toting around what I liked to call "a backpack of random stuff." Okay. Those who know me will assert I did not actually use the word "stuff," but this is a family blog and I don't want … Continue reading The Ubiquitous Backpack

Brave – or – “It Takes a Lot of Courage to Live WITH Your Mom”

*There will be spoilers for the movie, so if you haven't seen it yet and don't want to know all that happens, stop reading.* Most fans of Disney princess films have probably realized by now that they are notorious for absent mothers. A lot of this is because the fairy tales on which they are … Continue reading Brave – or – “It Takes a Lot of Courage to Live WITH Your Mom”

Giggle Inducing Insights

Here's the exchange that prompted the creation of this blog. It happened today, on Facebook, which is where I spend most of my time writing-but-not-really-writing. I keep telling myself I will "mine" my posts "later" to "get back to writing," and then I never do because I'm terrified of how lame it will seem to … Continue reading Giggle Inducing Insights