February I hardly knew ye

February wrap up

February always seems to be a month that drags on, which is ironic because it has less days than any other month on the calendar. Maybe it’s because February knows it has a short life span so it tries to pack as much in as it can before succumbing to March’s lion vs. lamb split personality. However, […]

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 […]