A tale of two daddies

I am divorced and remarried. I have a seven-year-old from my first marriage. We share custody and co-parent well. (People who have watched the journey for the last five years have periodically popped in and commented on us doing a bang-up job at prioritizing The Boy’s needs.) (Shout out also to both daddies for sharing … Read more

No-work Sundays

Years ago, a friend of mine was in grad school. She had her work load, she had a part-time job, she had her apartment to take care of. She decided that Sundays were going to be no-work days. No school work. No job work (which was easy—her employer wasn’t open on the weekends). No chores. … Read more

Sometimes older is just older

People change over time, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse, probably most often a combination. Ideally, we’d have more “for the better.” This is the thing: if you don’t own your past, it owns you. If you did something shitty and/or stupid 20 years ago and it resurfaces (reason irrelevant), there are a … Read more

Education is important

Without getting into debate (right now) about what should be taught or how it should be taught (I have a lot of opinions on those pieces), EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT. We have taken education for granted. For so long, people have just gone to school. It doesn’t directly cost anything. We complain about this teacher or … Read more

Book quote: suicide

Sometimes, a little tiny bit of something I read or listen to sticks with me. I’d like to share these bits with you. I haven’t decided if I’m going to ramble on about them or just leave them here for you to take or leave. Probably some of each, really. Anyway. Right now, I’m reading … Read more

The smallest changes

My post about my son’s sweets-free birthday party yielded a lot of questions. I’ll field them in this and future posts. If you haven’t yet, or if you need a refresher, please see my disclaimer post before proceeding. Before I was a parent, I was sure that “he only eats mac and cheese and chicken … Read more