Category: Tied Up

September 15, 2017

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 […]

September 6, 2017

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. […]

August 24, 2017

First Day x 3 for the last time

Baby Bee is off to second grade and is now my last kiddo in elementary school. Littlebit is off to middle school and fifth grade. And…my Princess is off to senior year. The days are long, but the years are so short. Happy 2017-2018 school year!

August 16, 2017

Is This Real Life?

Ive been asking that almost every day since November and, having written down the month, far before that. I was certain Donald Trump wouldn’t get the presidential nomination and then I was certain he couldn’t win and then I stopped being certain of a whole lot of things. And that’s been my life since November; […]

June 21, 2017


How’s your summer so far? Yes, I know it isn’t actually summer yet, but my kids have been off school for a little over two weeks, so that makes it summer in my book. I love summer. I know it can be a tough time for some parents, but I like the long days of […]

May 5, 2017


It’s not that I’m dwelling. No, that’s not it. It’s not that I want to dwell, but I am dwelling and something about this date has been weighing on me like a ton of bricks. More meds. More anxiety. More depression. What is so different about 9 year, 364 days and 10 years.  Why is […]

May 1, 2017

Labors of Love

It started with a red ball gown in a prom store in February.  We loved it.  She loved it.  I was willing to overlook the price tag, but the style was discontinued and they didn’t have her size in stock.  I was heartened, a simple ballgown would be easy to find.  As we loaded in […]

April 30, 2017

Best Books of April

I’m going to read 100 books this year and I’m not saying that as sort of a self-visualization, positive vibes thing.  I’m at 42 books for the year!  That’s…like…more than eight times what i read last year!  I’ve been keeping a nice, ten books a month pace and I have a lot of great titles […]

February 23, 2017

The Delicious Feminism of Moana

At Christmas time I loaded the girls up in the car and took them to the theater to see Moana. We tend to see most Disney movies in the theater and we add a girls day of it. It was so good we went back later in the week with Big Daddy. The story, really, […]

February 15, 2017

My Top 5 January Reads

You guys, I have a confession. I only read five books last year. For some people, managing to read five books might be a good thing. Or even an improvement, but for me it was a significant step down. I read 36 books in 2015, but last year was the lowest total of books read […]

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