Part Time

                I heard a Hootie and the Blowfish song, "Hold my Hand,"  on the radio the other day and I was immediately taken back to my high school job at the mall.  It was my junior year, and I was working at J. Riggings, a tiny little men's clothing store.  It was in a corner … Continue reading Part Time

Photo Ready

I've done 10 days of yard work in a row.  This is significant for me.  As in, "one for the record books, isn't anyone paying attention to how much yard work I've done in 10 days" note-worthy.  Especially considering yard work for me is motivated by guilt or shame. Guilt:  when hubby, who routinely works … Continue reading Photo Ready

The Day the Wifi Went Down

                What do you do when your internet and wifi go down-completely and inexplicably- on the second day of a new school year, and your teen daughters need that connection for 90% of their homework, and your tech-savvy husband is away for 5 days?                 If you're me, you panic.                 And send lots of … Continue reading The Day the Wifi Went Down

Mommy Brain, Extended Version

Urbandictionary.com defines "mommy brain" as "the phenomenon known to mothers where their brains become a useless pile of goo after being around their children too long." An article on WebMD in October of 2010 posits that motherhood may actually trigger brain growth.  The article quotes Pilyoung Kim, PhD, a developmental psychologist and post-doctoral researcher at … Continue reading Mommy Brain, Extended Version