Adulting, Children, Goals, Honest, Life

Side Effects of Convenience

I saw the strangest thing today a teenager who could not operate a computer. His grandma said it’s because he has always done everything on his phone. I wonder how he will make it in college when he has to type a term paper? Are we crippling our future generations by giving them too many… Continue reading Side Effects of Convenience

Adulting, Children, Goals, Grand Adventure, Home

Decluttering is Necessary Evil

I would much rather be sitting on the beach sipping mojitos. Where am I you ask? Sitting in the dining room of your new home sifting through boxes and decluttering things. Why do humans have so much stuff in their homes? I have environmental anxiety. When my home feels out of control, no matter what… Continue reading Decluttering is Necessary Evil

Adulting, Be Courageous, Children, Family, Goals, Human, Life, Love, Relationships, Trust, Truth

What is a Father?

A father can make offspring and walk away. It is not easy to stay and raise your child. It takes work and commitment. Unfortunate for some kids those two things are not required to make children. Humans can make babies and walk away. They can give their children away to others. Humans have a choose… Continue reading What is a Father?

Adulting, Be Courageous, Be Radical, Children, Human, Life, Truth

Day 138

Being a human #138 Protect the elders and the littles among you. Humans are most vulnerable during their first years and their last. It takes more than a village to raise a child and protect our legacies.

Adulting, Children, Family, The Right Thing

Day 107

Being a human #107 Protect and provide for the littles. Yours, mine, ours, someone’s kid....makes no difference. Couples make this mistake of putting themselves or their significant other’s needs before the littles. You and your partner are a team. A unit. You are not “me and they”. You are “we”. It is that “we” who… Continue reading Day 107

Adulting, Be Courageous, Children, Family, Life, Love, Trust

Day 75

Today 34 years ago I became a mother. It is a scary, thrilling, beautiful thing to be. You are always a parent once you become one. It isn’t something you ever finish doing or being. Some humans walk away. Better to stay gone if you can’t commit to forever. Tiny humans deserve your best self… Continue reading Day 75

Adulting, Be Courageous, Children, Family, Good Stress, Truth

Day 51

I laughed way to hard about this quote. “I thought raising teenagers would be like those goofy old Brady Bunch episodes about curfews, acne and dating. It’s not. It’s more like Survivor meets Dateline – hang in there and don’t murder anyone.” I wish I knew who wrote it. I would laugh and cry with… Continue reading Day 51

Children, Goals, Grand Anventure, Looking Forward

Day 13

Life is a cake walk for some and digging ditches for others. I’ve been at both ends of the line. Today life is amazing, less ditches and more cake. If I could telepathically send all my life experience and common sense to my children and grandchildren that would be great. How do you share experience… Continue reading Day 13