A New Adventure

I’m not going into a long post today. This is just a quick announcement. If you look at the top of the website there is a new tab, “LaMaide Jewelry.” This is a new venture I started to help pass the time and bring in a little extra cash. Primarily, it focuses on what I… Continue reading A New Adventure

Six Months Missing

I stepped away from this blog, unconsciously, just before Christmas. It later became less unconscious and more desperate. Over the past several months I got my first grader through first grade distance learning, I dealt with the queen of the temper tantrum (my 5 year old), and did a lot of thinking. Generally speaking, I… Continue reading Six Months Missing

Silver Bells

I love this song. It’s was always a favorite of mine growing. This year, if we hear bells it’s probably a Charity related bell ringer. Please consider giving. So many people are in need this year.

Jingle The Elf!

This is our Scout Elf, Jingle. She came to stay with us for the holiday season and my kids LOVE her. If you look closely you can even see my daughter made her breakfast today. I know there is a lot of hate for the Elf on the Shelf but I think its fun and… Continue reading Jingle The Elf!

White Christmas

I’m not wearing make up and I’m pretty pitchy but sing with me. If there is a song you want me to try, or if you want to sing something and have me post it let me know.

Health Only Comes With Wealth

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

More Time Needed. Apply Within.

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

A Shiny New Day

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

Radio Silence

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

Perfect Is So F***ing Stupid

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

We Are Toxic

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

It’s A French Toast Day

Would you like to know why its a french toast day? I can’t hear you answer but I am going to assume you said “Sure! I would love to know. Also, I’m going to need some of that french toast.” Well, I can’t give you any french toast. We ate it and you are at… Continue reading It’s A French Toast Day

I May Drown…

You know what? I was going to write this long blog about the safety of reopening schools and how I plan to structure and deal with my 1st grader with behavior issues. I have been working on that post since about 7 AM. Screw it. Instead, its not even 10:30 AM, I’ve made breakfast, drank… Continue reading I May Drown…

A Mom’s Day Off

I was able to experience a rare thing today. I enjoyed a day off from “work.” If you have read my previous posts you would know I am currently a stay-at-home mom. A day off for me is any day where I get to spend several consecutive hours at a place where no one calls… Continue reading A Mom’s Day Off

A New Bout of Fear

I think some where along the way people have managed to become so accustomed to the pandemic. Its become normal and so it is no longer serious. People are going about their lives, forgetting their masks, not following the arrows on the floor at the store, and hosting large catered parties with dances floors. As… Continue reading A New Bout of Fear

Our New Normal

I was laid off in March and just last night my husband and I decided that I would stay at home with our kids for as long as possible. This is just one of the many changes that have come to our world recently. Somewhere between a world wide pandemic, bees of doom (which I… Continue reading Our New Normal

About Me

I am, as stated, just one mom trying to make my way through rather terrifying and trying times. I cook, clean, attempt to manage finances and support my family as much as I can. I have no expectations of the this blog other than to may be connect to other moms who need a bit of support, encouragement, and the reminder they are more than “mom.”

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