You’ll have to excuse my ignorance, because I’m new at this stage of parenting, but is it just me or do all kids seem like aliens once they hit puberty? My oldest son turned twelve in December.  He has always been more of an independent kid, preferring to either parallel play or just straight-up play … More Teenagers

My Version of our Family Tubing Trip to Horseshoe Valley

I have written reviews of events I’ve attended before, but this one just stands out for a number of reasons. The past few years, there has been a trend at Christmastime, where my father and stepmother will give us an outing or a trip as opposed to gifts.  This is something which I love and … More My Version of our Family Tubing Trip to Horseshoe Valley

Love Yourself

I’ve been thinking on things over the last little while, and I think it would be good to write about self-care. Over the past 10+ years, I have been working full time hours with a schedule that was all over the map, and often my body had no idea which way was up.  My digestion … More Love Yourself

A Tribute to Boo

This past month, our family got a little bit smaller. When I met Trevor, he lived in an apartment with his daughter and two cats, a male and a female.  Generally, I get along really well with all animals.  I have a lot of experience, having worked with them and also having owned them all … More A Tribute to Boo


Anxiety is like a snowball. It starts out quietly; a scoop in the palm of your hand, the smallest seed of doubt. It grows the more your mind works on it. It molds and shapes it into something firmer, something solid. You can feel the negative self-talk battering you like ice flakes in a storm. … More Snowballs

Broken Homes

It’s hard to be a part-time parent. I feel for every single broken family in existence. Especially the children. When I was pregnant with my kids, I had this image of how my family was going to be. I’d have support from my spouse, we’d raise them together and enjoy watching them grow up to … More Broken Homes


Today I had a rough day. I was cranky, I was vocal, I overshared my feelings. I was tired. Mentally drained. I got home, and I saw my dog looking at me in anticipation. And he was fucking adorable. He melted away the tension that had built up inside me throughout the day.  I put … More Today