“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” — Clarence Budington Kelland
Happy Father’s Day, Bri!… Keep Reading!!!
Brian and I were on a major apartment/house hunt with the boys. After all of that, we realized we really aren’t ready to move out of our apartment just yet.
It’s hard to move when you actually like where you live. Our building has yielded very few complaints from us over the past two years.
Having a 30 before 30 bucket list has been fun.
I have never mentioned this before, but I have reserved the right to change my bucket list as I see fit.
I’ve decided to use that right today.
THIS. MAY. SHOCK. YOU.
(Or maybe it won’t…)
I am taking off number 1: “Go to Disney World and Harry Potter Land.”
A couple of days ago, Brian suggested we take this long awaited trip…and I didn’t want to go.
I … Keep Reading!!!
Kraft has been using this “zesty” man to sell salad dressing.
A naked man (or an implied naked man) isn’t offensive. I think where my comfort level begins to waiver a little is when, to me, there is little doubt that this ad is sexually suggestive and objectifies the man in the photo. Although I’m tired of nakedness in ads always being equated to sexuality and I find that constantly being bombarded with that idea alone is not healthy, the … Keep Reading!!!
During a call with my sister today, somehow the topic of Gloria Steinem came up.
Sister: You know mom called up KGO when Gloria Steinem was on, right?
Me: Really? What was the topic?
Sister: Well, I don’t totally know. Mom said she was listening and Gloria Steinem made a comment referring to how Stay-at-Home mothers are useless or not productive members of society, so she called in.
Me: What did mom say to her?
Sister: She got scared and … Keep Reading!!!
You belong among the wildflowers,
You belong somewhere close to me.
Far away from your trouble and worries
You belong somewhere you feel free.
– Tom Petty… Keep Reading!!!
Sometimes I think thousands of years from now, when people are trying to sift through our current society’s remains, they will uncover our social media as record and gauge of our social climate…and they are going to think we were assholes.
Here is 10-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz singing the national anthem for Game 3 of the NBA finals in San Antonio:
And here are some of the responses from that sweet performance:
What happens if your kids catch you having sex?
We’ve had parents write us concerned that their children will find them having sex and be psychologically damaged.
Many have said their concern has gotten in the way of their sex life (i.e. this fear is of such a concern that they sometimes avoid having sex with their partner.)
I think the fear, to a point, is rational, but when it starts interfering with living a healthy life, the fear … Keep Reading!!!
Last fall, I noticed Aram hadn’t nursed in what seemed like months. (I hadn’t really noticed up until that point)…
I wondered if he had also noticed, so I brought it up.
Me: Hey Aram, you haven’t nursed mommy in long time.
Aram: Yeah, I’m done.
Me: What made you decide to stop?
Aram: Because I’m done.
Me: Well, that is a great reason.
Aram: I know.
And that was that.
Although the weaning process was not very profound for … Keep Reading!!!
I forgot the Redskins were still the Redskins.
I remember the Atlanta Braves “screaming Indian” image that was retired in 1989. They were set to bring the image back this year, but ended up choosing the classic “A” after immense pressure was put on the Braves to back off of the offensive stereotypical image.
The Kansas City Chiefs changed their mascot to a Wolf in 1989.
The Golden State Warriors removed their American Indian imagery in 1971.… Keep Reading!!!
I wrote this post in the hope that it will give people a better understanding of grief from one family (or person’s) perspective. So much time has passed without me saying much, so this has been incredibly therapeutic for me, as well. I am thankful to be connected to others who have experienced loss and are able to relate. I believe the comfort from community is most apparent during times of vulnerability and sadness.
It was 13 years … Keep Reading!!!