Last year, Northwoods Mall enacted a curfew policy that requires teens under the age of 18 have a parent or guardian with them, if they are at the mall after 6 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. This was supposedly in response to a number of incidents (none of which I can seem to find online) … Continue reading The Lost Art of Hanging Out at the Mall
Much of southeastern Texas is underwater. Images of water in homes, roadways that have vanished completely, and more rain to come. And probably a death toll to rise. It's horrible. But Houston (and the surrounding areas) isn't the first city to be flooded so dramatically, and it won't be the last. There's change happening with … Continue reading How Many “Historic” Floods Does It Take?
For those of you who live under rocks, there was an eclipse Monday. I live in the area of totality, and had that beaten into my head over the past few months, lol. Along with "Wear solar glasses, or you'll be blind!" and "Don't drive while wearing the solar glasses!" So we ventured outside Monday … Continue reading Not a Perfect Eclipse, But Close
I've put off creating a post on the chaos known as the United States government, thinking that we've surely reached a limit on just how far this can go. And then the next day, it goes even further, and then all of a sudden, we're threatening nuclear war, with no idea how in the hell … Continue reading Further Down the Rabbit Hole
The two dreaded words. "No service." Want to see your kids come out of their dungeons/rooms? Watch how fast they come out when they're forced to deal with weaker Wi-Fi, with no cell data to back it up, lol. Suddenly, they're willing participants in the family again. They both came out, "Did your phone … Continue reading Disconnected
Hello, my name is A, and according to the internet, I'm doing this parenting thing all wrong. I thought the mommy wars ended once your kids got older. My mistake. It starts when you're pregnant, you see. It's a competition to see who can have the best pregnancy. If you had a caffeinated drink, or … Continue reading The Parent Competitions
It sounds like an easy question, right? Except when it's not. While I grew up in Kentucky, I've spent almost all of my adult life living in other states. One year in Florida. One year in Connecticut. Four years in Virginia. Twelve years in Connecticut. Four years and counting in South Carolina. Add to that … Continue reading Where Are You From?
Recently, there was an article making the rounds on social media entitled 28 Questions for Republicans Because Your Policies Make No Damned Sense to Me, by Elisabeth Parker. In response, a Republican posed these questions to the author, and she responded with 20 Questions From a Republican Because Democrats Make No Damned Sense to Him. … Continue reading Questions From a Republican
To say this state is unconventional is an understatement. Things operate differently in the South, and not necessarily in a good way. In my 4 years of residing here, I've paid attention, done some mental note-taking, and I've drawn some conclusions. There's some shady stuff going on here. One big thing I've noticed is that … Continue reading South Carolina Shenanigans
When you first have a child, everyone tells you that it goes by so quickly. And you don't believe them. And then suddenly, your child is 18 years old and about to graduate high school. I still have to stop for a minute when I'm informed that she has to sign something, not me, because … Continue reading The Adult Child – It Goes So Fast