Why I am not wasting my vote.

I will be repeating thousands of other people by reiterating that this election cycle is–pardon my French– stinky poopy. Both parties have given us deplorables to vote for, for various and non-overlapping reasons. Because I don’t feel either one of them deserves my respect let alone my ballot, I will be voting 3rd party. And ...

Investing in “nothing”

(All mothers everywhere has their own Meryl, don’t they?) It is foolish to expect a toddler to go all day without a break.  Little kids can only go so long and so far without rest.  As a parent, to ignore this basic fact is setting them–and you–up for failure once the dreaded melt-down mode hits. ...

my word for LIFE this year

wow, this blog has been neglected for a while. i would apologize, but i’m learning not to say i’m sorry for, you know, LIFE.   the last quarter of the year was a whirlwind of consolidated teaching, having a baby, hosting out-of-town family over thanksgiving, taking care of a baby, visiting and helping my mother after her ...