Category Archives: Essays

Mommy Bloggers

mommy bloggers

Mommy Bloggers I don’t know how “Mommy Bloggers” do it!  They post new stuff every single day with gorgeous photos of their perfect children and clean houses.  How?  I know they rake in enough dough to have professional help, so much dough that their husbands quit their day jobs, but geeze!  I just don’t get it.  Something must be suffering…. Read more »

When Your Birthday Falls After Christmas

birthday after christmas

When Your Birthday Falls After Christmas What Happens When Your Birthday Falls After Christmas It sucks to have a birthday after the holidays.  I know first-hand.  I was born on January 6th and I was always reminded when I was little that I “just got a bunch of presents” and that people “didn’t want to go to another party.”  Even if… Read more »

…and the hits just KEEP on comin’

Gilmore Girls Revival I just can’t bring myself to write my thoughts about the Gilmore Girls Revival on Netflix.  It’s too soon. But I promise you, it’s coming one day.  That show has had such an effect on our family.  I have to keep verbalizing, “It’s NOT real.  It’s just a show.” Yesterday, Erica and I both had very exciting… Read more »

Secret to a Happy Life

Secret to a Happy Life I saw this graphic on Facebook today, and the first three sentences are perfect if you want to know the secret to a happy life. Don’t sit on the couch and wait for it. Go out. Make a change. I’ve done these three things a few times in my life and I’ve seen the fruits… Read more »

My Favorite Childhood Toy

Jolly Green Giant Doll   When I was little, I was so excited to save the can wrappers from our Green Giant vegetables so that I could mail away for a Jolly Green Giant Doll.  The Jolly Green Giant was a pretty popular dude in the mid-70’s. I saved the labels and got the doll in the mail!  Yippee!  I loved… Read more »