Into the (Wild) Unknown: A Week in My Brain

When I started writing down my thoughts last Wednesday, the intent was NOT to turn it into a story. The intent was to REMIND me of things I wanted to remember.

But then, I kept writing and unloading random ramblings, and, well, here we are. If you were ever curious about how insane the inside of my brain is – read on.

Unconditional Parenting: My Favorite Parenting Style

Our girls keep us on our toes. They drive us crazy one moment and astound us the next. While I have yet to figure out our 13yr old, I approach parenting these 2 humans the Universe sent me with Unconditional Love. Read more to see what that looks like in action.

How Powell’s Bookstore Became a Bribe and a Reward

Last Nov, I posted a letter our 10yo wrote about coming home from school, super excited, and demanded to visit Powell’s.

I tagged Powell’s with no expectations because I am a decent human who likes to give credit where credit is due and Powell’s inspired that story. Next thing I know, Powell’s has become a bribe AND a reward, and I ain’t mad.

First day of school. First day of fresh, new, blank slates.

Both girls are attending new schools this year. B is now in Middle School while E was transferred to a new school that is better suited to her needs. And I am a nervous wreck sitting here at home. I vacillate between holding my breath and opening random apps on my phone to keep my […]

1st week back at school went spectacularly well

Our girls went back to school 691 days after the pandemic began in our area.

I procrastinated re-registering them and I may or may not be waiting for the other shoe to drop. But dammit – 1 week in and the smiles are just beginning.