Coping With A Lost Spouse

Firstly, I’m sorry you lost your spouse. I hope you’re doing ok. With the relationship ending suddenly, you likely didn’t come to hate them as you may have had they lived. Think about it, another thirty years with that person? Ya ya, sounds wonderful to me too. Since you were once loved so well, and you’re so young,…

Are Your Children Embarrassing?

Kids do a lot of annoying things that look ridiculous to adults, ok, it’s everything they do. Your instincts to stop them from being silly and embarrassing are strong, I get that. I am asking you now to get over it. Don’t roll your eyes, don’t ask them to stop and don’t tell them they…

The Loneliest Christmas

I may be alone, but I’m not in the middle of horrible grief. I may be alone, but I’m grateful that I haven’t buried a parent (well, not in more than a decade at least), husband or child. I may be alone, but at least I’m not in a coffin. There is nothing lonelier than a…

If Not For My Kids

There are so many things I would never have done if not for my children. We were talking today about holiday cartoons and I realized how lucky I am that I was able to extend my childhood through my kids. Not only that, since they were little boys, I was able to see everything from…

What To Do If Your Newborn Is Really Ugly

Wow, if you Googled that and got here, I feel really sorry for you. Do you think your little darling is ugly? Are they all wrinkled and red? Hell man, all newborn babies are ugly. They were just squished down a three-inch wide tube. Are they three inches wide? No, they are not, so of course…

Maybe Children Aren’t Innocent After All

If you believe in reincarnation, then you agree that a baby could be the reincarnation of a very evil person. This child could be a reincarnated serial killer, rapist or worse. We think babies are innocent, but who actually knows! Your baby could be a reincarnated Hitler. No, no, not YOUR baby, your baby is a…

Easy Things To Do When You’re Broke

I don’t know if anyone that reads my blog has been broke like some have been, like me, many times. Luckily, the happiest times of my life were the times my family had very little money. We had fun instead of money. There are a few things that you can give up and eventually you…

Bubble Parents – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

I read a post today called “Bubble Parents”, great post! She put her daughter in a bubble and now can’t get her out. Have a wee read. Having kids is frightening, even scarier is giving them the independence they need to be functioning adults. You think giving birth is scary? Try watching your grandchild be…