Keeping the lights on. (The price you pay for a “fair market value” community.)
challenges / changes / cost of living / family / life / living wage / parenting

Keeping the lights on. (The price you pay for a “fair market value” community.)

Today was different than any other day. I walked out of the house after the kids had left for their extracurriculars and after-school jobs, and realized… the lights are on. This is different from my usual scanning of the apartment, as I become overwhelmed by the utility bills sucking my paycheck dry. Normally, I would … Continue reading

Reposting for anyone who has ever fallen victim to a butt dial. “A calling… time for a change.”
family / kids / life / parenting / parents

Reposting for anyone who has ever fallen victim to a butt dial. “A calling… time for a change.”

Everything changed. I looked at my phone and I saw the timer on my call counting up… and despite the fact everything in my mind was moving faster than I could register, the numbers on my phone continued to climb, unaffected by the chaos in the living room. My oldest and the middle child were … Continue reading

And that is how the cookie crumbles…
Age / family / humor / life / parenting / parents / Uncategorized

And that is how the cookie crumbles…

A good parent has a routine. Their children clean up after themselves and like clockwork, they shower, brush their teeth and put themselves to bed as they read the latest award-winning children’s book before dreaming of college and curing the latest macro-scale virus. Damn. I stare at the cookie crumb laying on the floor. It’s … Continue reading