My Favorite Podcasts!

We bought a new car a year ago.  I felt kind of like a bad ass because we paid cash for it and I”m pretty sure that’s a serious grown up event.  However, my happiness was short lived because every time I drove the car I had a panic attack.  I cannot tell you why,…

Speak, but…

Oprah Winfrey knocked it out of the park at Sunday’s Golden Globes. She said things that so many of us needed to hear.   She spoke for nine glorious minutes about the importance of role models to our children and how powerful it is to see the success of someone who looks like you.    She spoke…

Witch Tit Cold–and the menu plan!

Actually, my family always had a saying that was definitely less family friendly than the one above, but it means pretty much the same thing. We have hit a serious deep freeze here in Ohio and across a lot of the United States. I, for one, am happy to see it. I spend a LOT…

Leftover Chicken Ramen Noodle Soup

I went grocery shopping on Tuesday.  I meal planned.  I was all set for this week and then when I got home and open my fridge it was stuffed so full of the holidays I couldn’t put my groceries away. I did a quick clean out so I could get my groceries to fit, but…

In Which We Return to the Word of the Year

For several years, I chose a word of the year. It was supposed to be a word to lead me, to help me make decisions and insprie me. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t. Big Daddy and I have had a lot of Big Serious Discussions™ lately about our direction. Our lives and our…

2017, in a nutshell

Personally, 2017 was a good year. Growth. Health. Happiness. But, it was really hard to absorb the good of those things with the trash fire that is our current president burning behind us. It’s hard to celebrate our health when we know our sick friends who depend on the Affordable Care Act and CHIP will…

Best Books of the Year

Ya’ll I didn’t make it to 100 books this year. I wanted to! I really wanted to and I got soooo close, but reading is something I can’t force. I’m either reading or I’m not and if I don’t want to read there’s nothing to be done for it but for me to wait it…

Feminism; to my daughters

It’s been on our lips since the fiasco last November that I don’t want to refer to by name anymore.  Splotch.  Blight.  Dumpster fire.  That covers it.  Big Daddy and I have spent a lot of time in conversation about what it means to be a woman in American now (and what it meant twenty…

Good Mornings

I am not a morning person. I really don’t know why. I love fresh starts and new beginnings. I love the vast possibilities of the start of something new, but I don’t like mornings. I love sunsets. I love chirping birds. I like sitting in the quiet with a cup of coffee, but I still…

Mamas, let your tween girls tune in and watch Drag Queens

It started with the Princess last spring.  We caught a marathon of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on Logo leading up to the premier of the 9th season.  The Princess and I were both transfixed, but I knew there was someone in our house who would love the show even more than the Princess and I did….