Stories

Veterans Day at Home Depot

I’ve read many stories over the years of deplorable treatment of active duty military, veterans and spouses, but none of that prepared me for a first hand experience. Let’s talk about Home Depot and how one very rude manager was “honoring veterans” on this lovely Veterans Day. Our story starts the day before Veterans Day.…

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Will You Accept the Plastic Free July Challenge?

It’s Plastic Free July. Don’t know what that is? I didn’t either until a few weeks ago. But I’m taking part this year and I hope you will too! Plastic Free July Eco Challenge I had never heard of Plastic Free July until I was invited to join a team and participate in an Eco…

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Nurses, Teachers, Military Spouses… Thank You!

Teacher Appreciation Week, Nurse Appreciation, Military Spouse Appreciation and Sunday brings Mother’s Day. Seriously. All rolled up in one week. Pretty sure teachers and nurses deserve their own week all to themselves. If not an entire month. Perhaps we can rename this “National People We Don’t Thank, Pay or Respect Nearly as Much as We…

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To the Creature Rescue

So I found a wasp trapped between the screen and the window. Except it wasn’t a wasp. No idea what it was, but I’ve obviously watched too much Wild Kratts with the little guy because I was all like “To the creature rescue!” With the help of a plastic cup and sheet of paper, the…

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Mommy Fight Club: You Better Not Kiss Your Kids With That Mouth

I normally don’t pay much if any attention to celebrity anything. Seriously, my husband makes fun of me all the time for this. I’m so bad at caring about celebrity nonsense, I often only refer to them as the characters they’ve played, not their actual names. And I certainly never have any idea who is…

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In Defense of Memorial Day Well-Wishers

It’s Memorial Day. That means two things are going to happen. Someone will say “Happy Memorial Day” and articles about why it’s not “Happy Memorial Day” will make their rounds on social media. I couldn’t say for certain how long this back and forth has been going on, but I do know I’ve struggled with the…

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Mother’s Day Disappointments

Dear Mom, This Mother’s Day, I want to say thanks. Thank you for setting me up to be shocked, disappointed, and frustrated. Disappointed to learn it’s not as easy as you made it look. Disappointed to know so much of what you taught me is not common sense. Disappointed to find the world does not hold…

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A Blessingway

Today I hosted a baby shower for my dear friend. But not the kind you are probably picturing in your head. We’re both over what seems to be the standard shower these days. You know the ones I’m talking about. Sit around awkwardly with an assortment of people you’ve never met while attempting to guess…

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