This is such a loaded topic, isn’t it. And unless you’re elite and have no concept of what it means to live within a budget, then money is bound to be a topic of endless discussion in your family.
A couple of years ago we visited a long time friend of my husband and stayed for dinner.
The friend is married with five children. The oldest two were in high school, the younger three similar aged as mine, early tween.
My husband’s friend works full time in finance. The mom is an elementary school teacher but was supplying on and off while a SAHM when the kids were young.
They have a very active life through their church, volunteering, and with extended family. She also volunteers at a variety of different organizations. They sing in choirs, act on movie sets and in theatres, play sports and travel.
They have a very exciting, busy life.
While sitting together after dinner, the kids off playing downstairs, we touched on a lot of different topics.
The conversations started out about work first as is often typical at these types of gatherings, then merged into parenting and kids activities. Soon the mom was telling us about all the things she was spearheading, and then, suddenly, they all looked at me.
“What do you do with your time?” they asked politely. Continue reading
Earlier today I wanted to talk to my son and partner at the same time.
Nothing irritates me more than constant, redundant repetition. Continue reading
About a week ago I started seeing a physio-therapist to help me deal with some muscle tension in my neck, right arm and upper back.
What I don’t need is another sick body on the couch.
Mine, this time.
You know how they want dinner every day, right? Continue reading
It’s taken a few weeks and a few trips* out of town to finally feel like summer-vacation-mode is in full swing.
But today, I feel edgy, irritated and annoyed. I’m finding myself craving solitude which is practically impossible in this tiny bungalow, during summer vacation and with everyone home. Constantly.
I could pack my laptop and head to the library to work and write. But then I would miss my snacks and what if I have to pee? Do I pack up the laptop, risk losing my spot, all because my bladder can’t handle to wait?
Would rather have an empty house,
healthy snacks handy and my own bathroom. Continue reading
I’m sitting here procrastinating about dinner. Contemplating this thing called meal-planning. So theoretically I am procrastinating about meal-planning. Continue reading
Frankly, I have reached my limit. Not only that, I want to quit parenting.
Today. Continue reading