Christmas Day

I have never been a huge fan of Christmas. I love the lights and the tree and giving gifts but that is about all. I struggle with the holidays even more now as an adult and my kids have their own challenges. I survived today but will keep the post focused on my struggle instead... Continue Reading →

COVID Week 2

As we started the second week of quarantine I was dreading every day. I could not work because the kids demanded constant attention. The babies needed me to play with them and snuggle with them. The teens needed me for schoolwork and computer issues. I desperately wished for adult conversation but alas it was not... Continue Reading →

COVID Vacation

Yep it finally came around to our house and we are all in quarantine. Ugg this stinks. M1 had taken Baby S for a day two weeks ago because I had brochitis and she failed to tell anyone that she was not feeling well herself. She was positive for COVID and of course the baby... Continue Reading →

Christmas Tree Traditions

We put up the Christmas tree today despite the fact I am no where near the Christmas spirit. At first N was being a complete jerk, yelling what a bitch I am and refusing to help with anything. I reminded her that if she wanted to feel less like an outsider then participating in family... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Eve

I am on the brink of having a catastrophic meltdown on my own. I am so enraged that I have to sit quietly because I am also in so far over my head I need a break for real. I have bronchitis and a sinus infection. I spent all last week battling a fever and... Continue Reading →

Falling Apart This Fall

There is a lot going on in this world right now. I can't stand seeing the hate divide us. I fear for the elections because of the outcome and people's reactions to it. I feel like civility and kindness have gone out the window and the grief this fills me with is astounding. I want... Continue Reading →

Real Consequences

I know I have been away for a bit but it was not for lack of activity here. The summer mercifully wrapped up and it could not have happened in enough time as far as I was concerned. Unfortunately knowing something is going to happen is sometimes worse then not knowing. In this particular case... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Failing

"Some other folks might be a little bit smarter than I am. Bigger and stronger too, maybe. But none of them will ever love you the way I do, it's me and you....." (You've Got A Friend in Me by Randy Newman) Wow this summer has been a challenge. I think the trapped in the... Continue Reading →

Room Cleanings

Let me start by saying this is not a complaint in any way. It is more a statement of things that happened today in case some other parents reading might have this same struggle. I decided today since it was pouring rain outside that the rooms would be cleaned with my help. Now both my... Continue Reading →

Vacation Positives

Yes I did previously post all the negative crud on the vacation because it was A LOT but when I remember to be positive, let me share some of those moments with you guys. My BFF showing Baby K some shells in the sand. At Seaside Park veterans and their dependents get free beach admission... Continue Reading →

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