I Didn’t Die From Writing a Post About a Book I’m in Called ‘But Did You Die?’

I’m just not good at some stuff. Some stuff you know about. You know, portion control and getting my hair cut at regular intervals. Okay, and there’s that keeping-your-car-clean thing, too. I’m also not good at promoting a book that I have a small part in. And it’s a book an author who knows herContinue reading “I Didn’t Die From Writing a Post About a Book I’m in Called ‘But Did You Die?’”

How to Recognize Your Past to Appreciate Where You Are

A little more than a year ago, I stood outside with my 11-year-old as she took pictures of a rare winter landscape here. “I am where I am,” I said, of course, in 27-degree weather wearing shark pajama bottoms with a curious child who goes out of her way to spend time with me. It’sContinue reading “How to Recognize Your Past to Appreciate Where You Are”

17 Years Later, Plenty of Parenting Left to Do

I hated when TV networks did it. They’d roll the credits near the end of the NFL broadcast, to give thanks to everyone on the crew and declaring that “any rebroadcast of this telecast without the express written consent of the NFL is strictly prohibited.” Go stuff it, Dick Enberg. Kiss it, Bob Trumpy. It ain’tContinue reading “17 Years Later, Plenty of Parenting Left to Do”

Guest Post: Julia of Diary of a Word Nerd, on Why Parenting Requires a Lollipop

Julia Tomiak of Diary of a Word Nerd tells us about the soccer coaching tenants that should be part of our parenting routine.

Guest Post: Melissa of Home on Deranged, on Youth Sports

Sometimes, you don’t choose your team. Your team chooses you. Elise’s first season in youth soccer came and went with much chaos and discord. The coach of the Red Raptors had two kids – younger than 6 – on the roster. She spent more time yelling at them than teaching. The next year, a momContinue reading “Guest Post: Melissa of Home on Deranged, on Youth Sports”

9 things grateful: Why not just write the damn blog post? #GratitudeAndShit 🔑

I says to myself tonight, I says … why don’t you write on your blog anymore? You know, it’s the same thing … no time, I’m just so busy. Hell, I used to stay up until 3 a.m. to stay on a blog schedule. I once spent a morning in a donut shop near FortContinue reading “9 things grateful: Why not just write the damn blog post? #GratitudeAndShit 🔑”

6 words: 🥶 If you could freeze time for 5 minutes but still move, what would you do?

The answers will shock you. Unless you’re thinking peace, quiet, and cuddling.