Mom’s Summer Vocabulary

Long summer days on school break bring back Mom's Summer Vocabulary, aka parenting snacks, kids, I'm bored and kids who are always hungry.

I love to foster an environment of boredom for the kids over the summer. I develop a lot of anxiety if I have to rush around from activity to activity and the kids play best when they’re bored, they really do. It also saves a bit of coin when we are blissfully unscheduled. We did … Read moreMom’s Summer Vocabulary

Best Road Trip Ever

When I think of road trips, I generally think of National Lampoon’s Vacation and disaster and end up with Lindsey Buckingham’s Holiday Road in my head for several days. But I feel like I never take a break. Life as a freelancer is always on, continually writing and searching for new opportunities and ongoing projects. … Read moreBest Road Trip Ever

My Dirty, Happy Kid

My husband left with our son one evening for a Boy Scout gathering at the park with other dads and kids. When they returned a few hours later, my son walked in covered in dirt from head to toe. His dress shirt for Scouts was crop-dusted with dirt and orange crumbs, as were his shorts, … Read moreMy Dirty, Happy Kid

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