What’s on the Needles? A Knitcrate Review

What's on the Needles? A Knitcrate Review

The other night I had, what I can only assume is the closest to a near knitting death experience as I ever want to be. With the new addition of the office chair for my desk, my room has become a little more cramped. I’ve used the chair’s location between my bed and desk to my advantage […]

Not a Coincidence that #PARCC is CCRAP spelled backwards

Not a Coincidence that PARCC is CCRAP spelled Backwards

This morning my third grade son’s teacher told me, “I feel like I’m on a leash. I just go in the direction that I’m being pulled.” I can’t even wrap my head around that statement. To be the person who is in charge of the education of 18 children ever day and feel like you […]

2,015 Kisses

2,015 kisses

My husband may die of embarassment for telling you about this. At first it was just an excuse to get a kiss. He was engrossed in a movie and I was bored. I wanted one little kiss without the whole “Honey, I can’t see the movie…” He laughed at me and raised an eyebrow. I told […]

13 Ways Not to Be Bored on Maternity Leave

13 ways to battle boredom On Maternity leave

A guest post by Samantha Rodman Maternity leave sounds really awesome until you start to itch with boredom.  If you’re used to working at least 8 hours a day, it can be tough when your main productive activity is reading Goodnight Moon to a baby that won’t understand what a book is for at least […]

Mary Lambert makes me want to wear my #HeartonmySleeve

mary lambert album cover

“I’ve got bi-polar disorder My shit’s not in order I’m overweight I’m always late I’ve got too many things to say I rock mom jeans, cat earrings Extrapolate my feelings My family is dysfunctional But we have a good time killing each other” Truer words may have never been said about me, except they’re not […]

Style and Function reborn with Mission Belt


Once school started we were knee deep in clothes; old clothes, new clothes, hand-me down clothes… It is a never ending epic battle to sort through and figure out what fits and what doesn’t every year and a house of three boys, clothing is a revolving door. Enter Mission Belt; a unique 100 percent leather […]

To NaNo or not to NaNo, that is the question


Every year I sign up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and every year I fail. In some way or another things, life, my own self doubt, gets in the way of me finishing my novel and seeing it in completion. If you’re not familar with NaNoWriMo, it’s a marathon writing event during November. Writers […]