Posts Tagged: cleaning

Why My Teens Can’t Get a Job

17Dec2016 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

I’m venting tonight because I can, and because I know that I am not the only parent who has dealt with this particular set of problems. You know what makes my blood boil? Teenagers who beg you to let them get a job somewhere, but then only halfway do their work around the house. (Don’t… Read more »

O My! New Hat

18Jun2016 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

Because being a work-at-home, homeschooling, face-painting, cake-decorating, orphan-ministering writer mom of four wasn’t enough…. I’ve decided to become a purveyor of goat soap! Seriously. Because goats are baa-a-a-a-ad to the bone. Especially when accessorized with a jaunty bow and crown! At this very moment, I have butter-soft hands that smell of summer melon and deeply… Read more »

Dear Entitled Offspring

9Sep2015 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

Dear Entitled Offspring, I’ve got a little newsflash for you: your parents’ purpose of existence isn’t to make your life as pleasant, easy and indulged as possible. I realize that’s going to come as a shock to some of you. Maybe even most of you. As you spent long summer day after long summer day… Read more »

Smells Like Lysol

31Jul2014 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

Weeks that contain lots of vomit aren’t my favorite. I can’t imagine that they’re anyone’s favorite! But as a borderline emetophobe, it’s really hard for me to stay peaceful when there’s icky stuff spewing about the house. (Yes, I now call my fear “borderline” because 16+ years of parenting has worn the roughest edges off what… Read more »

The Ease of Working from Home

28Jul2014 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

(That headline is dripping with sarcasm, if you can’t tell. DRIPPING.) Sometimes, it takes me a full 24 hours to accomplish nothing. It’s 4:00pm and I have tried three times to sit down and get some work done at this computer. And three times, I’ve failed. The first time, I got sucked into Facebook for a few… Read more »