Deconstructing the Friend Myth

In this time of glad tidings and good cheer, I’m going to talk about…not that.  I’m not setting out to be Grinch-y or even trying to be a downer.  And no, in case you were worrying, I’m not going to tell you my real feelings about “Elf on the Shelf.”  Some things are better left unsaid.(…)

Aaaaand, We’re Back (with a Little Self-Reckoning)

So, yeah, it’s been a bit.  Over a month, actually.  And yes, we’ve been busy, and yes, the girls have been a handful, and yes, all the usual stuff.  Except…not entirely. No, nonono, I’m not pregnant.  I’m not dying.  There’s nothing really, terribly wrong with me.  I’m just in a little bit a funk is all.(…)

Parenting: That Moment When It All Pays Off

So, Tuesday evening, Jon had some “continuing education” that involved him hanging out at Boulevard Brewing, drinking beer, and watching the Royals game.  Yes, he really will be getting credit toward his license for doing this.  No, I do not understand why he’s a credentialed professional either…  Anyway, the unfairness and disparity that runs rampant(…)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (Toddler-Style)

I feel pretty confident that most of you have at least heard of seasonal affective disorder (SAD).  (Just in case, the Mayo Clinic defines it as follows:  Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons.)  I don’t personally suffer from SAD (unless you count my burning rage for temperatures over(…)