I Went to a Garden Party

I've always been fascinated by twins... no really. I still have the term papers I wrote in middle school and Jr. high about twins. I have researched and know the difference between monozygotic (both monochorionic and dichorionic) and diozygotic, there are facts about  monochorionic-diamniotic  and statistics just floating around in my brain because I've studied them. I…

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If you've read my blog any time in the last year, you know that I'm trying to reduce my plastic consumption. Reduce. Not eliminate... because... life. But I'm doing what I can, where I can. Bamboo toothbrushes, toothpaste powder and deodorant that both come in little glass jars (with plastic lids, but still) taking my…

Dangerous Times?

There are so many movements lately... #metoo #whyididntreport etc... and politics aside, I for one am thinking it's about damn time. September was Sexual Assault Awareness Month and now we jump right into October which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I've been a victim of both. And both of them pretty recently, as in the…

Pebbles on the Beach

“Sometimes when you pick up your child, you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands. Or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood- finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same, you could not…

Mommy Dearest

I love being a mom. It's one of my greatest joys, and while I've made mistakes, there are things I've done very well. Like teach my kids sarcasm. I remember reading in some Official Parenting Book somewhere that children don't have the mental capacity to understand sarcasm until around age 10. Pfffft. Not in my…

*Repost*

*It's been over a year since my Big Brother waltzed into my life, and he turns 50 in a few days. Figured it was worth a repost!* I wonder if I've been changed in the night. Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember…

Rocky Mountain High

My family went on a wee little vacation. All of us. My boss teased me about it and called it the 'All Inclusive Family Vacation' because... it was. The Parents, The StepParents, The Biggs and their S.O.s and The Littles. Funny thing, T1's gf and her family were vacationing in essentially the same spot, at…

Be Nice and Make Friends

This is Diana's (our receptionist/office goddess) favorite thing to say to me. Mainly because she knows how much I really dislike people-ing. She tells me this probably at least once a week, usually as I'm headed out the door to drop off our mail or the deposit or some paperwork. *eyeroll I always tell her…

You’ll Go Blind

In my ongoing quest to seriously limit the plastic I consume, I've been noticing more plastic in my life. Sometimes in places where it's unavoidable. But that's how it goes, eh? You start paying attention to something and you realize it's friggin everywhere. Like..... Toothbrushes. So I ordered a bunch of bamboo ones, and so…