Family Mission Statement

By Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I never considered making a family mission statement until my family fell apart. Isn't that just the way. Now that my girls are the product of a "broken" home, I'm all over it. The idea is not my brainchild, Meg gave it to me after she read what she describes as a very powerful book, Love Warrior. She also mentioned I ...

Kids and Swearing

By Wednesday, October 12, 2016

There are a few red flags that alert you to the type of vocab your kids are slinging when you are not around. For instance, when I hear "Oh fudge", I'm pretty sure I have a little curser on my hands. No one uses "fudge" unless it's a substitution for its more aggressive, satisfyingly-lewd cousin, the f-bomb, or you're a fudge maker and ...

The Marshall 5km Showdown

By Wednesday, October 5, 2016

It was two years ago, as Meg and I were training for a marathon, that our loud-mouthed baby brother challenged us to a 5km race. We knew we would kick his ass, but thought it would be fun to see him run his out-of-shape ass after us. There were doubters, our husbands both thought our brother, Little Rossy, ...

The Big Questions

By Wednesday, September 28, 2016

This is the start of a new series here on the blog, dubbed The Big Questions. Our kids, like all kids, can ask some really crazy shit. Sometimes it's entertaining, other times it's annoying, and then there are those occasions when we think, Huh, I'm an adult and have never considered that. This month's big questions: Why is Santa always ...

Dinner Conversations – Swearing Included

By Tuesday, September 13, 2016

How have you failed today? Apparently, that is a really important question to ask your kids. Meg and I began including it in our dinner conversations; what a disaster that has become for me. The first time I asked Freya the question, she started to cry. She went on to tell me that she can't write her numbers the right way ...