When I was in college I had a weird and wonderful set of older, working friends that I learned a lot from. For me, a rural girl who was fresh out of nowhere, their real world knowledge was enlightening. They impressed a need to understanding even ‘bad’ things in this world and how they worked. A lot of that was… Continue reading The Importance of Understanding a Con-Artist’s Game
People gripe about systemic abuse in the welfare programs available today to the point my Facebook feed is bloated with memes adjudicating people via made up narratives and flawed logic that spreads intense class warfare. I take direct issue with that based on the lack of actual fact behind it and because, while I do… Continue reading Poverty & Judgement
The kids’ music box is magical, if just in my own non-fantastical definition of the word. I found it during our first big cleaning spree after having the girls when we moved our bedrooms together into a combined, one room situation that, for nearly nine months, was our living room/nursery/master suite/entertainment ‘space’ — although it lacked… Continue reading Simple Magic From a Music Box
Disclaimer: This is my viewpoint of my atheism only. The Atheist community agrees on one thing — and that is its basic definition of atheism is a “disbelief or lack of belief in the existence of God or gods.” Everything else is up in the air. So, I’m an atheist and I thought I’d ‘splain that as it pertains… Continue reading Hi, I’m an Atheist!
I lost a child, in my own house, for thirty of the most frightening seconds of my life. Getting up from the computer I went to check on the girls — I hauled Aurora out of the pack-n-play because she climbed in and couldn’t get out, her usual MO. But Aria… was nowhere to be… Continue reading The Toddler Vanishing Act
When my darling daughter decided to accidentally put cayenne pepper in her eye.
Basically, public playgrounds hold all the potential to be a small slice of heaven or hell. The latter is where I lean but I’m a curmudgeon. I went today because I figured I’d try it and some positivity for a change. I knew it’d be a cluster but I rationalized the worst was just… Continue reading The Bane of the Playground