Pinterest Gone Wrong

Recently I thought I’d get creative and do some fun things to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Afterall, #quarantinelife gets pretty boring and I needed something fun to look forward to. So I browsed Pinterest as I usually do for inspiration, and I came across these sombrero cookies. Cute right?? I figured they looked simple enough…

Enneagram Type 7: Never bored, always FUN!

Life in quarantine has been tragic for me as an Enneagram Type 7. There’s nothing spontaneous or exciting to do, and fun is just a three-letter word. I stooped to a whole new low when I almost went to bed at 7pm the other night, because … “What’s the point?!” Thankfully my husband pulled me…

Popcorn Pans and Kitchen Fires

I’ve had the same popcorn pan since I was in college. It’s greasy, filmy, and has now started catching on fire. Every time this happens I simply blow it out (sometimes vehemently) and turn a blind eye…because there’s no way in kernels I’m gonna trade it in – I just love it so! THAT SAID, I…

Foster Care (and the meaning of Sacrifice)

Doing foster care is a lot like being a firefighter. You’re called to run into a building that’s smoldering, burning, or blazing with fire and help people who are stuck inside. You know this is a risk, which is why you put on your safety gear (aka, read the books, take the classes, and ask…

Grief…and how to put your big girl pants on

I am usually a pretty “earthy” person. I don’t shower everyday, nor do I feel like I need to change my outfits constantly either. #SAHMperks But the level of “earthiness” that has happened in the last week with these covid-19 shut-ins is unprecedented. Which begs the question: how am I supposed to put on my…

COVID-19 & School Closures

Friends, these are different times. There’s no toilet paper or Tylenol, no hugging or high fives, and Corona sales are down. What is the world coming to?!?!? In all seriousness, even if you don’t follow the news you’re probably well aware of the global conversation these days. There’s a lot of talk about toilet paper…

Saying Goodbye: A Lesson in Vulnerability

  I used to pride myself on being able to say goodbye easily. I’m a free spirit! I would say, as I’d run off into the sunset…ALONE. I assumed this was a normal part of choosing self-preservation, but really I was just making excuses to be a butthole. (For real, it’s true.) I would blatantly hurt people all of the…

Mom Jeans and Foster Care

Ever feel like you say YES to something and then wonder just moments later what in the world you were thinking? Like that one time I bought mom jeans – I went home and looked in the mirror and thought, “Yeaaaah, that was a mistake.” But I never returned them. They just sat there on…