What Shel Wore: It’s Udderly Awesome

I used to have Instagram but then I lost my phone and so here I am, taking photos with a camera like it's 2006.I haven't replaced my phone yet. Let's not talk about it, it's too boring to recount. The point is, instead of continuing my #whatshelwore series in the cool way, I'm back in … Continue reading What Shel Wore: It’s Udderly Awesome

Because I Used to Hide and Cry

 When I die, bury me in candy. Maybe not in Crunch bars, but Butterfingers and Milky Ways. Dance at my funeral and comfort my bones with sweet things. Ignore the absence of dental work.Pay attention while you can, to the vibrant colors that make up the world. The flaming orange of the fall pumpkins. The … Continue reading Because I Used to Hide and Cry

When A Costume Fights A Condition

There are the overwhelming days. The days where you wonder how you're going to make it to nap time, and then nap time comes, but the nappers are on strike. Then, after fake nap time you remember to do three things when you really should have done eight. The days where you have to call the Doctor, the … Continue reading When A Costume Fights A Condition

The Dollar Tree Is Priceless And Other Wednesday Happenings

I roll myself out of bed with a heave and a hoe, and I stumble into the hallway to get everyone some early morning milk, sippy cup style.On the way to the kitchen I stop to extract the "Cootie" game from the game cupboard, and I watch as my son dumps plastic caterpillar parts all … Continue reading The Dollar Tree Is Priceless And Other Wednesday Happenings

Seriously, What Is Going On Here?

If I had a business card, it would list my occupation as, "Aspiring Napper, Professional Laundress"Get it? Because I'm tired...and I'm doing a lot of laundry. I'm totally living a life that demands a blog update. I haven't really been faithful to blogging lately, but thanks to refreshing ice water and a sudden burst of … Continue reading Seriously, What Is Going On Here?

I’m A Celebrity, Mom: Photographic Proof

Rocket ManCandle in the WindBenny and the JetsTiny Dancerumm...Crocodile RockThat's all I've got. I just had to share another "Shel in Costume" moment. I don't know what is going on with this dude and dressing up, but I do know that I find it hilarious. I just go about my business, making peanut butter and … Continue reading I’m A Celebrity, Mom: Photographic Proof

When Two Happens

On the eve of his Birthday he danced in circles and laughed as he fell down. I watched him run ahead as we walked the Farmer's Market, and soon his face was stained with samples from cherries and strawberries. He shared a bag of mini donuts with his brother, who wouldn't share with his mother, … Continue reading When Two Happens

Going the Way of the Butter: Attitude Extinction

Greetings."Joy is the serious business of Heaven"- C.S. LewisI'll confess; Tuesdays are hard. They're the Almost-Middle, the Busy-bee and Laundry Pile Day of the week. Half of the week is over, and half of the clothes have been worn, and half of the milk is gone and perhaps, you have been caught unawares by the … Continue reading Going the Way of the Butter: Attitude Extinction

‘The Hidden Costs of Superhero Housing’ or ‘Why I’m Tired All The Time’

My son loves this little cucumber hero named Larry Boy:So I made him a Larry Boy helmet:Now is the time for you to marvel at my innovative and creative ways. He's been fighting crime lately, reporting on the local citizens ("MOM! Sheldon isn't SHARING and CARING!"), and practicing citizen's arrests ("MOM! Sheldon is being naughty … Continue reading ‘The Hidden Costs of Superhero Housing’ or ‘Why I’m Tired All The Time’