Things don’t always work out right the first time (or two). Like the first batches of stickers I made. They were kind of experimental since I’d never done them before, and I used super cheap paper. But you learn (quickly) … Continue reading Don’t quit. Stick(er) with it.
I need. Need. Need. My alone time. (I’m selfish that way. Like seriously you have no idea.) So over a year ago, I tried going to the coffee shop before the kids woke up in the mornings. That way I … Continue reading 3+ME: Girl-time > me-time (sometimes)
There’s this comic of two adults watching a kid play. Then a meteor hits the kid. That’s usually how I approach my stepkids. If they’re outside and one falls down, I just keep smiling and brush it off; they knew … Continue reading 3+ME: A four-letter word beginning with F
Legos. Health. Books. Politics. Religion. Finances. Video games. Famous artists. Climate change. Personal growth. How to close a pool for winter. A list of Just Some Of The Things I Do Not Know Enough About To Carry On An Intelligent … Continue reading 3+ME: What you didn’t learn last year
If you’re lucky, you have people in your life who push you. Not, like, off a cliff (avoid those people) — but who push you to be better than you were the day before. My friend Amanda is one of … Continue reading It’s her fault I illustrated a book
The kids are grounded. We’ve never actually done that before, and I’m still not sure we’re doing it right. Because in my mind, “grounding” means you’re stuck in the house except for school, and generally isolated from anything fun. It … Continue reading 3+ME: Say what you mean. Mean what you say.
Being an Adult With Kids can be magical. Really, it can. Some days, your miniature humans can make any day feel like a weekend, a carefree space full of innocence and fun. You can almost picture playful little unicorns leaping … Continue reading 3+ME: Not all unicorns and rainbows
From a stepmom’s mom, some notes on life I was bawling my eyes out in the middle of the driveway. Because that’s what I do. If I’m overwhelmed (as I was in that moment), the plumbing in my eyes bursts … Continue reading 3+ME: Cry and observe
The stepmom was nestled overtired in her bed, while visions of holiday stress danced in her head. — Me, circa now We had the weekend all planned out. Go to the Nerf night at Mastermind Adventures … Donate books to … Continue reading 3+ME: The most stressful time of the year