Posts Tagged: family issues

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 »

On Being Seen

2Nov2016 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

Everyone knows I’m an introvert. Well, almost everyone. I’ve had a few people say that they wouldn’t have pegged me as one because I’m funny, I like to go places and host parties. All that is true, but if I don’t have downtime to recharge my batteries, I get into a bad place, emotionally and… Read more »

Debating the Debate

26Sep2016 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

My husband is 100% sure he’s watching Clinton and Trump debate tonight, but I’m slow to commit. I think it might be more enjoyable to clean the hair out of the bathtub drain, strand-by-strand with a pair of tweezers. This whole election cycle has felt particularly exhausting. I honestly don’t feel like listening to Trump… Read more »

The Road to Healing

8Aug2016 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

In the days following Zach’s motorcycle accident last month, there was a lot of driving between Orlando (where my parents and kids were) and Melbourne (where Zach was hospitalized). The stretch of road we took was so pretty and peaceful. Lots of wide fields and grazing cows, white picket fences and stunning sunsets. Beauty is… Read more »

The Longest Night

7Aug2016 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

Exactly one month ago, at this hour, this was my view: I posted it on my social media and called it “The Longest Night” because it absolutely was. Longer than a night of labor. Longer than all those nights with a screaming newborn at the breast. Longer than nights spent comforting a feverish child. Sitting… Read more »