Life is: Thinky

This category consists of life stories, writing, ideas I think about and want to explore.

How to Transcend Your Stupid Life Through …

Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash Did you guys have a great Presidents Day? I hope you got everything you asked for. We had a load of fun not doing anything presidential, but we did eat ice cream and go to the orthodontist…

My Son Has a Pea Head

The moment you become a parent, you learn that it is a contest. No, scratch that. The contest begins when you are pregnant, so by the time you actually have the kid you should be pretty comfortable with competitive comparisons.…

Fashion Week at Lifewhack

Who cares about Milan? Who needs Louboutins, REALLY? Isn’t fashion all about everyday people taking risks and expressing their creative quirks? Yes. This is why you wear your corset and nude pantyhose with little bootie socks and Moon Boots. This is your…

dog

Seriously. Farmer. We had her put down Tuesday morning and every emotion known to man was in play around here. There were weepy tears, sad, resigned smiles, inappropriate laughter, so much gratitude for this animal that graced our family for…

Encouraging the Weirdness in Your Kids

Once when Christian and Erik and I were watching a movie from the 1930’s on the idiot box, we weren’t even aware of the change taking place in Erik. The phraseology form the movie was seeping into his impressionable young brain,…

I Wanna House

I am completely and utterly obsessed with wanting to move. We’ve been slumming it for 4 years in a 1950’s ranch, which at first felt like our salvation. Never mind the nicotine dripping down the walls, the absence of enough bedrooms, the…

Some Stuff and Some More Stuff

I have some stuff to show you guys, because I like to treat this blog as a show-and-tell sometimes. Do you remember the excitement that you could barely contain when you were able to bring an item in for show-and-tell? And…

This Summer

This summer is a mystery to me still. In previous years, I’ve had camps scheduled, pool passes purchased, sunscreen stockpiled, but this summer we’re rolling ’80’s style, throwing caution to the wind, and not planning a damn thing. Of course,…

Spider Terror

Yesterday there was a “spider incident” at preschool. I was told right when I arrived to pick up Beckett, and learned that several children freaked out when a spider appeared on Beckett’s arm during play time. Later it appeared on…

Name Your Mom Blog

So. You want to start. a blog. And you’re stuck at what to name it. Well, you’re not alone, little lady. There are billions of us out there who have been in your shoes, and we persevered and got all…

How to Totally Milk Mothers’ Day

Well girls, it’s the day we’ve all been waiting for, here at last. The day we get to be adored, smooched, loved, revered and breakfast-in-bedded. So that’s sweet and all, but really, don’t you think you deserve much, MUCH more?…

The Intensity of Kids

It’s the third time in an hour that I’ve gotten Beckett new underwear because of various reasons, but I don’t let myself get upset, because who has the time? Instead I feel the stress settling nicely into my teeth and my…