Going back…

I can’t recall how long ago it was, I realized that I really, really really needed to practice being thankful more in order to… I don’t know, fill in the blank, not be angry (long story), be nicer, be more patient, forgive myself, take time to play with the kids… etc. The usual suspects. And…

Mama fatigue

  When I was a kid, one of the scariest things my mom would do is leave without clear intent or destination.  She did it seldom, once, maybe twice, but one always knew when it was happening because she said she was going to Texas. We knew no one in Texas.  Thus is the sense…

Shopping with a 12 year old gir, er, young lady.

Way back when, before the internet, before Nintendo and before SUV’s, girls shopped at Jay Jacobs. A now extinct old dinosaur. Flashdance apparel, neon colors, and wierd stuff that was “de riguer” in the 80’s was all located here and at other stores I never went to, primarily because by the time 8th grade rolled…