Keeping Secrets

This past Saturday was my husband’s birthday. He turned the big 3-5, which felt momentous to us for some reason. Maybe because those 0 and 5 ages always feel that way. Anyhow, it struck me this weekend that birthdays aren’t what they used to be for my husband and me. They used to mean a … Continue reading


Losing. My. Mind.

I never wanted to be one of those parents who had to buy three of everything so that each of my children would have all the same stuff. “They need to learn to share!” I figured. “Realizing life isn’t the same for everyone will be character building!” I thought. Of course, that was before my … Continue reading

Humor / Random Musings

The Very Cheap Family and the Couch of Disappointment: A Not-So Fairy Tale

The Couch. I’ve spoken of it here loosely. I’ve talked about it on Facebook lightly. But until now, I’ve not regaled you with the full tale. It’s one of hope. Of expectations. Of let-down. Disappointment. Defeat. Humiliation. And of giving up. Ultimately, it’s not a happy tale. Let us begin, as all fairy tales do: … Continue reading