Invite Your Family to a House Party

My niece, who was turning 25, invited her family to her bedroom for a cocktail party last week. She sent an invite, cleaned and prepped, they all put on some decent clothes, and my sister told me how nice it was “to get out of the house.” I copied the idea yesterday. Rather than just […]

Today is My Sister’s 40th and She is Spending it at Work

Today is my sister Alli’s 40th birthday and she is spending the day at work. She might not have wanted to go but she felt like she had to. Unlike many of us who are hunkered down with our families and avoiding crowds, she is encountering hundreds of people a day. She is in what many have […]

How to Build a Leprechaun Trap

Also Read: 13 Ways to Create Leprechaun Mischief in Your Home God knows we could all use a fun distraction from the “C” word today. My kids told me before the “C” chaos that they wanted to build a leprechaun trap. So, we’re going to do out best to capture of the little green guy. […]

13 Ideas for Leprechaun Mischief

Also read: Is Guinness Really Good for You? The leprechaun is the elf on the shelf of March. Thankfully, it is only one day — though I’m sure some entrepreneurial parent is going to find a way to make us pay good money for a tradition we never wanted to start in the first place. […]

30+ Things to Do When You’re Quarantined

If you told me even 2 weeks ago that I’d be staying at home for 2 weeks with my kids and husband, I’d have thought you were nuts. But here we are. And “school” ends at 12:30 each day while we’re quarantined. Instead of stressing about it, embrace it and enjoy it. Do the things […]

6 Tips For Staying Sane during School Shutdowns

Also Read: 5 Good Things About CoronavirusMy kids are “learning from home” for the next two weeks (at least.) This is unprecedented and stressful, but there is no getting around it, so I think we have no other choice but to buckle down and make the most of it. Read: How we can reframe this crisis. […]

If the kids are home, I’m technically not drinking alone, right?

There are days and then there are DAYS! On these DAYS, if Larry walks in the door from work and tries to make small talk, as in a pleasantly curious, “What did you do today?” I will growl back, “The only thing you should be asking me is ‘red or white?!” I take pathetic pride in waiting to pour […]

How to Talk to Kids About Suicide

Suicide is in the news, it’s in our communities, it’s on our minds. It is most likely also on the minds of our children who are no longer sheltered from the big bad adult world the way kids used to be. Gossip is overheard. The news is always on. Social media can shock. Kids talk to […]

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