photo by Alio Viera The other night at dinner, I sat at the kitchen table with my teenage daughter. Some nights, “family dinner” means just us two. I’ve been getting used to making dinners that are easy to scoop out and reheat in a flash. Teenagers are here one minute, gone the next. And I’m … Continue reading Rate Yourself As A Mom On A Scale of 1 To 10
In an effort to make cleaning toilets more enjoyable, I’ve made a game out of it. I recommend you try this; it’s endless fun. After playing this game with some regularity and frequency, I’ve been forced to do a bit of soul searching and I’ve come to realize I’ll never be a hall-of-famer at this … Continue reading How to make cleaning toilets more enjoyable.
Last weekend I got dressed for a party and selected a shirt at my daughter’s urging. This shirt was purchased at my daughter’s urging in a moment of merciless exhaustion. The kind of exhaustion one experiences after shopping with one’s teenage daughter for long hours with a no-end-in-sight spirit. Hours linked together by caffeine runs … Continue reading Summer’s Hottest Trends: Fashion Deja Vu
“What do you think of this?” My daughter held something up for me to see. If I squinted I could detect the outline of a shirt, dimly lit from behind. “Wait a second,” I said, “my eyes need to adjust.” My rods and hadn’t yet adapted to the near darkness of the store. We had … Continue reading Grab Your Flashlight, We’re Going Back-To-School Shopping