Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Four life lessons from a rescue mutt

I'm proud to be featured today on Sammiches & Psych Meds with my silly but sweet article about my favorite rescue mutt.

Four life lessons from a rescue mutt.

I've also turned a shortened version of the piece into the 2-minute video below.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Who has the Summer Camp Blues?

I'm honored to be featured today in Her View From Home.

I wrote this one a few weeks ago when Mo was away at summer camp. As always, if you enjoy this article, please comment, like, follow, share.

I'm a mom with the summer camp blues.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

This is 12

I'm feeling sentimental about my oldest turning 13 next month.


Knuckle bumps instead of hugs.
Remember chasing lightning bugs?
Soon you’ll tower over me.
Mom, I want some privacy.”

Sleeping in your bed till ‘10.
Drinking from the sink again.
Slang that I can’t even follow.
Kid, I think you need a shower.”

Homework finished on your own.
Words replaced by grunts and groans.
Remember how you loved the swings?
Mom, let’s turn on Stranger Things.

Twelve years gone, I can’t believe
My baby’s going to turn thirteen.
What happened to my little bug?
Your mother sure would like a hug.”

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Are you ready for the Lego invasion?

They’re watching you. They’re hiding. And they are waiting for the moment to strike.

Whether it’s nipping you in the butt as you sit down in your car, or clogging your garbage disposal, the Lego invasion is real.

Little yellow men and women are taking over homes in cities and rural areas, with their hooked hands and glassy stares. For quick and stealthy strikes, they’re well equipped with vehicles of every sort, from motorcycles, SUVs, helicopters, airplanes, even space shuttles!

In the darkest night, they leap out into your high-traffic areas, it doesn’t matter if you have carpet, tile or hardwood floors. They’re waiting and poised to inflict harm on your family’s delicate feet.

The mini plastic people love tiny accessories — helmets, coffee mugs, bullhorns, spears — which are naturally attracted to your dust busters, vacuums and heating vents.

With phony smiles, they're luring in your children. Their movies, video games, advertising and theme parks will convince your kids they NEED more; before you know it, your offspring will beg you to adopt their Lego guy’s entire extended family. 

Prepare yourselves, parents. They will show up, uninvited, in unexpected places. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

A Fourth of July reminder

Happy Fourth of July!

As we celebrate our nation's independence, please be aware that not everyone loves fireworks and loud noises.

This article from The Mama on the Rocks shares some excellent tips for surviving the holiday with a sensory sensitive child: