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 […]

Review Night – Movies & Music

Every once in a while I throw out some random movie reviews and it’s been quite a while since I did one, so…strap in because tonight it’s a twofer.  You get a movie review and a review on a completely awesome band as well.   First, the movie:  The Family Stone.  This is my all time favorite Christmas movie.  Yes, […]

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, […]

Take Lots of Pictures

You know how when you go to a baby shower and, after playing the ridiculous games that seem to be required at these events, they ask all the mothers to give the mom-to-be their best ‘motherly advice’?  Does this sound foreign, and slightly odd, to the guys out there?  It is.  Be happy you get to be somewhere else, eating […]

Soccer Mom Squad aka We Are So F’ing Awesome

I’m sure you have all seen the #squad pics that our young’uns are all doing lately.  No?  Well then I’d like to know what color the sky is in your world.  ‘Cause they are everywhere.  And they mostly consist of the kids squatting or hunching down and putting one of their arms askew, sometimes pointing but not always, while the […]