coffee break, current events, light, positive energy, self pep talk, support, tragedy, truth

finding the light?

Floods, earthquakes, fires, hurricanes…and just for fun let’s add a pissing match between too inept leaders over nuclear weapons. Oh, and as of today we can add the largest mass shooting in US history. Everything is getting a little intense, isn’t it? I’ve found it difficult to get on with my life in the midst of all this very real…

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college, concerts, current events, death, Gen X, long live rock 'n' roll, old pop culture references, Pearl Jam

seasons

When I was feeling ragey and confused during my college years, I would blast music from my CD player. I probably annoyed the other residents in my dorm, but I was the RA so I didn’t care. The Singles soundtrack was my go-to CD to blast for tracks like “State of Love and Trust,” “Birth Ritual,” “Would,” “Battle of Evermore,”…

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books, current events, Facebook, friends, Gen X, marriage, motherhood, reading, stay at home mom, suburbs, truth

Big Lies, Little Lies, or Big Little Lies?

Listen, I’m just gonna make this quick. Tomorrow night Big Little Lies premieres on HBO. I am telling you this for two reasons: A) If you’ve read the book and loved it like I did, I know you are going to want to see this series; and, B) If you haven’t read the book by Liane Moriarty, you really need…

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coffee break, current events, education, first grade, mindful parenting, mom blog, parenting, parenting tips, second child, suburbs

The whys of the 100th day of school

I get that elementary school is different these days than it was for me back in the 80s, what with the smart boards and chrome books and whatnot. Those are good things. Technology is helping our children learn. Cool. Great. Awesome. But the dressing up and big-to-do’s? Why. WHY? Today was the 100th day of school for my kids. My…

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