I think we are all aware of how difficult this year has been. COVID-19 has been circling my house like a vulture catching multiple people in the outer fringes of our social circles. We have divided which family members are coming to which holiday event and/or birthday party (we have three December birthdays in our… Continue reading Have Yourself A Merry Little [INSERT HOLIDAY].
A long time ago, and by that I mean only about two and a half years, I quit a job with absolutely fantastic benefits. My whole family could have regular appointments with doctors, dentists, and opticians. I left the job because the schedule I was working on was regularly changing and never in a way… Continue reading Health Only Comes With Wealth
Hi everyone! It's been so long since I posted, I wonder if I need to reintroduce myself. Instead, here is a link to post one: https://just-one-mom.com/2020/07/16/our-new-normal/. I turned 33 back at the end of September, and it was indeed the first birthday to bother me. I don't care about getting older. My hair has been… Continue reading Middle Aged Mom Life
First things first: I'm sorry it's been so long since my last post. I am currently fighting my way through the local school systems version of Distance Learning, and it is ridiculously time-consuming. It has been made clear that as parents, it's expected we alter our entire lives and adapt to whatever they dictate. They… Continue reading More Time Needed. Apply Within.
Hi folks, It's been just over a week since my last post, and many things have changed. School started. We chose to deal with remote learning and have had to re-organize our lives around three daily meetings and related assignments. I am so glad for only having one kid in school right now (major props… Continue reading Invisible
I'm going to say it, and I wonder who will hate me for it and then not finish reading this. ALL LIVES MATTER! I say it, but I don't mean in it as part of any political movement. I mean it as a statement of fact. All lives matter. BLM is a good cause but,… Continue reading [___________] Lives Matter!
Well, it seems to me multiple changes are coming my way. My 1st grader is starting school via remote learning (on purpose this time), we will be getting a new puppy (details to be released as I get them), the seasons are shifting, and the holidays are coming (plus four birthdays). I'm going to be… Continue reading A Shiny New Day
Hey folks, Sorry for the radio silence. With back-to-school and other family/life things I've been a bit preoccupied. I suppose that isn't a bad thing though. I generally post about things that bother me and I have been so busy lately I haven't been able to focus on anything long enough to get worked up.… Continue reading Radio Silence
I hate the illusion of the "perfect mom" because I can't even hold that together. I don't do posed "candid" shots of perfect happy and clean babies. I don't have them dressed in matching clothes holding little signs with their ages on them. I have friends who manage it and, honestly, it's annoying. I know… Continue reading Perfect Is So F***ing Stupid
Our country has absolutely no concept of treating anyone equally or even respectfully. It's not just about gender, race, religion, or political thing. People have no longer understand the concept of being respectful. So there is no way we will gain any version of equality in this county until people can figure out how to… Continue reading We Are Toxic