Dear WordPress, It’s time. My self-hosted site is all but ready, so this will be my last post as a Presser. I have appreciated the free hosting, and will always remember being Freshly Pressed with the fondest of memories. Thank you for introducing me to so many talented bloggers, whom I pray will continue to … Continue reading
So, I Peed on my Kid.
The fam and I took a trip to Burgatory today. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend it, mostly for the milkshakes. Mmmmmm… Anyhoo, the kids behaved fairly well, ate their meals without trying to feed strangers at the table next to us, and didn’t even spill anything! It was, without a doubt, one of … Continue reading
Happy 1-Year Blogiversary to Meeeeee!!!
Happy Friday, party people! I woke up in an exceptionally good mood today because, well, it’s Friday AND because I’m reintroducing coffee back into my diet after almost a week hiatus. The flu may have had me down, but I’m up again, people, and I plan to reclaim my status as a fully functioning caffeine … Continue reading
My Happy Place
If you’re a fan of silly movies, as I am, then I’m sure you’ve seen Adam Sandler’s Happy Gilmore. When Happy is about to go ape-shit and miss a putt, he soothes himself with a mantra his coach taught him: “Go to your happy place.” Happy’s place consisted of his grandma, pitchers of beer, and Modern … Continue reading
Remember how sick I was yesterday? Well, today I put on my “day clothes,” as my kids call them, and headed out to the boy’s preschool parent/teacher conference. [Insert merited applause here]. I prayed that I wouldn’t crap in my pants and would like to thank Baby Jesus for hearing me. #Success. Until… Teacher: I’m … Continue reading
Project Optimism: Thank God for My Husband
Okay, guys, it was bound to happen. With all of the germs flying around the universe, and half of them making themselves comfortable in my home, it was only a matter of time before I caught a few of them. And caught them I did. I’ll spare you the details; just know that my husband … Continue reading
Well, I Suck.
Dear The Mommy Ref, The Sadder But Wiser Girl, Back Home Blog, Wake up Tired, and Life is Funny, I suck and I know it. Each of you beautiful babes was so incredibly kind to share the love when your awesome blogs were awarded the recognition they deserve. Each of you wonderful women contacted me and were all, “Hey! … Continue reading
Fly on the Wall
When the lovely Karen over at Baking in a Tornado invited me to participate in her Fly on the Wall series, I was pumped! As you well know, I’m an oversharer by nature, so I knew this would be FUN! Unfortunately, the flu hit us hard (I swear we’ve been sick since Christmas), and I didn’t … Continue reading
One Teacher’s Wish List
After almost 10 years in the business of education, I’ve witnessed a lot: a student using my classroom phone to schedule her abortion; a parent’s tirade during a conference that ended in her slapping her 16-year-old son upside the head and him crying; a lovely young man crashing through my classroom window as a result … Continue reading
Project Optimism: A Different Kind of Hero
We all have that somebody in our lives who can make us laugh until we tinkle a little. In my life, that somebody is my brother. He has the gift of humor, and his impersonations are spot-on. When he was in junior high, his teachers always told my parents that he was so quiet and … Continue reading