March 13, 2017

It was a crazy day over here! Maybe it was a case of the Mondays. Maybe it was the day-after-daylight-savings-time-effect. Maybe it was tired kids who went away with dad this weekend (2) or irritable kids who didn’t get to go away with dad this weekend (2). Whatever it was, today was difficult. In the […]

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at it again

March 12, 2017

Dammit. I need to write again. The thing is, I don’t have the time. I’m tired all the time. Carpenter and I get like maybe 6 hours of sleep a day, at the VERY most, and we are running a construction business as well as raising 4 kids and 2 dogs (I still insist one […]

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title: “the greatest of these is love,” or also “gay people are wealthy.”

September 6, 2014

Some of you might have heard about a scandal that’s making the news. It involves the place where I grew up, suburban Detroit, Michigan, and it concerns the little Catholic school, Marian High School, that I graduated from. In case you haven’t heard, here’s the news. Barb Webb is gay. A chemistry teacher at Marian […]

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May 28, 2014

This is a post from last year that still applies today. Little by little, people who love each other and want to commit their lives to each other are being allowed to. And it’s going to happen everywhere–mark my words, it’s just a matter of time. So do me a favor and just keep living […]

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repost: children are scary

July 29, 2013

Some people think children are scary. My sister is one of those people. Until I had children she thought they were like ants: swarming, and scary and just something to be feared. And then I had kids, and now she loves them. That didn’t happen overnight. Over the course of a lot of years and […]

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you’ll recover

July 2, 2013

Your body will recover. Your stretch marks will fade, your stomach will shrink again (somewhat). Your arms won’t always be so tired; your back won’t always ache. You won’t get as many migraines or bite your nails as much or wake up six times in the night because you just won’t have to, there won’t […]

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family rules

May 27, 2013

I just bought a sign. It was on sale, in the picture/housewares section of Marshall’s, and it reads “Family Rules.” Good rules, right? Well, after this weekend with family, it was a good reminder of the things that are important to me and my family. Being a child of a divorce, when I was little […]

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this is why

May 20, 2013

Sometimes you do it for the love, for the hugs, and for the kindness. Sometimes you do it for the generations to come, or for the celebrations and the graduations and laughter and tears. But sometimes you forget why you do it. Sometimes you forget why you keep on parenting, keep on doing your very […]

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mother’s day at my worst

May 9, 2013

Mother’s Day is coming. Ahh, so relaxing. A day just set aside so I can be a mother all day. Be lavished with the gifts of motherhood. Enjoy the fruits of my labor (and/or loins). Be one with my offspring. Except–that’s every day. Every. Single. Day. Every day from wake ’til sleep and many, many […]

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get comfortable with gross

November 7, 2012

If you are just having a baby, I need to tell you a few things. Babies are adorable, yes, and many people find them to be a sort-of lifetime achievement. However, you need to know how disgusting they actually are. And no one else will tell you but me. So, here’s a list of things […]

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