Mother’s Day When Your Mom Has Passed

Mother’s Day When Your Mom Has Passed

I’m going to start a club for people like us, people who’ve lost their moms. We will have our annual meeting on Mother’s Day, in the 2nd largest banquet room at a fancy hotel. If your mom is alive, you will turn right at the massive bouquet in the foyer and head...

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Nine Hugs a Day

Nine Hugs a Day

Now that's a hug! This just in—we humans apparently need nine hugs a day to survive at our optimal level of health and happiness. To clarify, when I say ‘This just in’, it doesn’t mean this information is breaking, or even trending,  it just means someone mentioned it...

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Lice, Ugh

Lice, Ugh

No room at the Inn for you! I’ve had lice as an adult three times, in three countries. I hate to brag but it’s the truth. Maybe I shouldn’t admit this so readily but I’m sharing with you now so that if you ever contract lice, you will know, I feel your pain. I’m...

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The Most Important Rule

The Most Important Rule

Rules remind me of this picture Every blog that discusses the rules of blogging states that if you are going to blog, you must post at least once a week. Once a week?! Ugh. I hate rules. They're so confining. They're kind of like the  intricately woven mock half...

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Left Hand Brake

Left Hand Brake

What's Your Left Hand Brake? I woke up motivated. At 5:30am, I popped out of bed, practically bright-eyed and almost bushy-tailed. I wanted to sneak out to hot yoga while the kids, animals, and kid-animal, aka husband, were still snoring. I pulled into the strip mall...

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Five Years Ago Today

Five Years Ago Today

Three generations plus one reptile It has been exactly five years since my mom relocated to ethereal ground. Sixty months since she pulled the rip cord on this dodgy mortal aircraft. 260 weeks since she ditched this earthly popsicle stand for one significantly more...

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