Believe it or not, Isaiah and I were laying in bed the other night when we had this conversation. "Mom, we're never going to make a difference" "Of course we will my love." "But mom, we're the only people I know who even care about GMO's and eat organic." "That's not true baby, we know … Continue reading Be The Weird Family on Your Block
Hey! I have an AWESOME idea! Take that broccoli you were going to feed your kids tonight and soak it in RoundUp- let it sit for 30 days. Now rinse it off, you know, like you would if you were getting ready to cook it and feed it to your child. What? No? You don't … Continue reading I Was Against GMO’s Before it Was Cool
I'm at the end of the bed watching Isaiah. He is covered in towels, laying on towels, sleeping fitfully. I have my timer in my hand and I am counting his breaths. At 5am this morning he woke feeling "yucky" and coughing that ugly barking cough. I rolled over and grabbed his inhaler. At 6am … Continue reading Counting Breaths
I imagine myself watching Isaiah walk down the aisle - graduation, wedding, court - and thinking back to this summer. This summer when he would change from an 8yo who was happy listening to what I had playing on the stereo, to a 9yo kid with an opinion. It turned out that was okay, because, … Continue reading Summer Songs of 2014 – When Isaiah Got His Musical Mojo
I want to thank Marvel, James Gunn and the powers that be, for reaching deep down inside my soul and reviving my love of the mixtape. I admit it, I was lost, I had replaced my passion with lifeless monotony. I was still in flux when it came to the decision to revive our mixtape … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 2 – Twisted Mixtape Returns!
I only go to Michael's in an emergency; I can't be trusted. This time, I put my blinders on to pick out a birthday present for one of Isaiah's friends. I passed the scrapbook stickers, looked straight ahead as I walked by the colored pencils and didn't even peak at the already-here-way-to-early Halloween decorations. I was surgical, I … Continue reading Mommy Fail Number 235 – Model Car Kit
Almost Paradise by Susan Isaacs My rating: 2 of 5 stars I tried, I tried so hard to like this book. The potential was there - if you were looking for an epic novel and not a vacation read.The intertwined lives of two star-crossed lovers, now middle-aged on the edge of divorce. Tragedy strikes within … Continue reading Almost Paradise by Susan Isaacs a Review
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray My rating: 5 of 5 stars While searching for an interesting but easy read for my summer vacation the librarian asked if I would try Young Adult. Since I was hanging in the adult section I could see how she wouldn't assume that most of my reading … Continue reading A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray – Review