We’re Back…

November was an unusual month for me.  We had not one but TWO vacations!   My husband and I went to Mazatlan with my parents and their friends for the first week of November.  A bit later, the husband, kids and my MIL went to Cancun for Thanksgiving week.  Both locations are coastal, beautiful and about... Continue Reading →

Kids These Days

This morning, my daughter's high school received some sort of email threatening violence. As is protocol in our district, the police department came out in force. The children were asked to stay in their classrooms ("shelter in place"). Within an hour or so, the investigation was over and the students were able to go about... Continue Reading →

The Challenges of Three

If anyone had told a young adult me, a proud only child, that I would THREE children, I would have laughed in their face.  Who would do that on purpose, I would think.  Well...here we are.  I'm a middle-aged mom of three:  Girl "S"-10, Boy "A"-12, and Girl "M"-14.  I'm going to just cut to... Continue Reading →

Difficult Conversations

I am not a fan of difficult conversations.  Anxiety breeds too much chaos in my  mind and body before I even begin such discussions.  By the time the subject and I are together, I'm a ball of nerves.  The subject matter is irrelevant.  It happens every time. I used to drink to quell the butterflies... Continue Reading →

365 -The Highs and The Very Lows

I've been waiting for this day! It's been 365 days since my last drink of alcohol and I couldn't be more proud! For someone who's been drinking the better part of 30 years, this really is a huge deal. I planned on celebrating with a decadent massage treatment in a ridiculously overpriced day spa this... Continue Reading →

Summer Camp Is Just A Test Drive

I'm sitting at my kitchen table this morning in a total funk.  Something is just not right in my world.  My oldest is away at camp and I miss her terribly.  It's only been two nights and she'll return after two more.  I should be relieved... the other kids are getting along better, I'm less... Continue Reading →

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