A Snake Came Out of a Toilet and I CANNOT

When I was young, I heard an urban legend about a snake in a toilet. I don’t remember whether my older siblings told me the tale, or some neighborhood kids, but it was terrifying. Supposedly, some person in an apartment complex had a snake that crawled into the owner’s toilet. Inexplicably (but believably, to a [ keep reading ]

Is Moving like Childbirth?

Our family recently completed a move, and I have decided moving is a lot like childbirth. Mothers often claim that it is easy to forget how painful childbirth is until it is experienced again. Like childbirth, I easily forgot how painful a home move is until we went through it this past January. Exhausting It [ keep reading ]

Lessons Learned from 3 Days Without a Cellphone

I recently spent 72 hours without my cellphone. Boy have I realized my dependence on my phone. It seriously has become like a third appendage. I did not volunteer to go without my cellphone, it broke. Normally, I would run out and grab another phone, but my intelligent and capable husband was certain it was [ keep reading ]

Swim Team–The Benefits of Joining

Parents, summer is rapidly approaching. Parents around me are abuzz discussing summer plans for their kids pending summer break. Some parents are scheduling camps, summer nannies and family help to provide childcare while at work. Others are scheduling activities to make it through the summer with their kids at home.  Do not forget, one summer [ keep reading ]

Three Days That Taught Me to Appreciate My Wife

One weekend a couple of years ago totally changed my perspective on marriage. In one harrowing experience, my blatant inadequacies as a husband and a father were totally exposed and I was able to see my wife as the superwoman that she truly is. I know our readers appreciate context, so let me tell you [ keep reading ]

Sew, I Learned a New Skill

I LOVE to craft. And I LOVE to learn new things. Marry the two and viola! I’m in Heaven *insert heart eyes emoji here*. I hope that soon, I won’t struggle with my energy levels. When I’m feeling better, I’d like to start exercising again…maybe take up running. For now, I work with what I’ve got, [ keep reading ]

We Don’t Deserve Dogs

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Roger Caras Dogs are the greatest. I love dogs and couldn’t imagine life without my pupper. It’s not always been this way. My love for canines is relatively new. In fact, just a few short years ago I was adamantly against owning [ keep reading ]

Snakes in a Bag on a Plane

The top of the year is always a treasure-trove of “best-of” lists for the news cycle. The one I’m sure you all have been waiting for is finally here! I mean, this is the first I’ve heard about it, and I couldn’t be more excited! The Transportation Security Administration (TSA, or those nice folks who [ keep reading ]

Niagara, and Other Place Names Obviously Spelled Wrong

Soon after the 2019 polar vortex hit, my husband told me that parts of Niagara Falls had frozen over. “Cool,” I thought. “I gotta see that.” So I googled it, and then laughed. Becaused Google told me that my search for “Niagra Falls polar vortex frozen” was misspelled. Maybe I meant “Niagara Falls”? I’m sorry, [ keep reading ]

Get Out of the Left Lane. Please.

If you are a licensed driver in the United States, chances are you’re familiar with the inevitable frustration often experienced due to the inconsiderate actions of other drivers. These days, it seems more and more motorists could use a lesson in interstate etiquette. More specifically, driving slow in the left lane, also known as impeding [ keep reading ]

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