Post-Work Validation

Sitting here at my desk in my home office, 10 days after my last day at work…I’ve had quite a bit of time to contemplate my decision these last few days but today is when it struck home for me that this is where I need to be. Had I not quit, I’d be on the other side of the […]

Why Blog – Revisited Again

I wrote this several years ago and I have yet to come up with a better descriptor of why I feel the need to write about my life and my family.  In the near absence of blogging over the last two years, these stories have become even more important to me.   Why do so many people write blogs these […]

More Than Warriors

I have three amazing kids.  No, really.  I know a lot of people like to tell you how great their kids are but usually they are just shining you on to make themselves look better as parents.  Harsh, but true.  *Bluntly honest disclaimer:  I know I’m a flawed parent and I’m not afraid to admit it…   …so I’m not looking for […]

Now vs. Then

Wow…it’s been about 7 months since the last time I wrote anything.  Not just on here but creative writing in general.  And so very much has occurred over those last 7 months that I don’t even know where to start.  I’m vapor-locked by the sheer tonnage of ‘stuff’ that’s happened over the course of my writing break and I can’t […]

My kids are smart-asses…

My kids are smart-asses.  It’s the truth, I’m not afraid to say it.  In fact, I’m actually pretty proud of it.  Because they aren’t smart-asses like a lot of teenagers are: disrespectful little bastards, spouting off with over-the-top sass to feel like grown ups.  My kids are smart-asses in the best sense of the word:  self-assured, smartly cynical, and only […]

Wonder Woman is the shit.

Wyatt just had to have an updated sports physical (because he decided to wrestle the year after all: WA-freakin’-HOOO!!!), and apparently he needed some updates on his vaccinations so they treated him to Wonder Woman bandaids on both of his shoulders.  I thought it was awesome…him, not so much.

You Think You Have Time…

Our oldest just started his senior year and he plans on entering the military right after he graduates, which means we have roughly 9 months before he leaves us for parts unknown.  9 months.  Mildly poetic, I suppose.  Damn, it seems like it was just yesterday when we started all of this having-kids-and-being-parents stuff.  And it felt like time dragged […]

A Sports Mom With No Sports or “Amy Is Sad”

I am adrift, people.  I am experiencing something that hasn’t happened in over 11 years: I am a sports mom with no kids in sports.  I know, it’s quite tragic.  All those years of driving kids to practices, tournaments, games & matches.  All those evenings of crockpot meals, PB&J sandwiches eaten on the go in the car, packing team snacks, […]

Homemade Granola

I haven’t really shared recipes on here before but this one I feel pretty confident about so I’m letting you all in on it:  Homemade Granola.  This is some good stuff! This recipe has it’s origins in Tosca Reno’s ‘Granola – The Eat-Clean Way’ recipe from her book The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook.  I have 2 of her books and refer […]