Self-Care And Teenagers

Life is never simple. The stress and the obligations never end. Adulting is completely over-rated. And this is why it's super important to find the fun when you can and find opportunities to relax. And that's just what I was trying to do after grocery shopping the other day. It had started pouring rain just … Continue reading Self-Care And Teenagers

I Have A New Puppy

I have a puppy! Omg, I have a puppy! All of these years of rescuing/acquiring dogs and I have never had a puppy. The plan wasn't a puppy but for years, I have been dealing with the stress of bringing dogs in (as rescues and for petsitting) and worrying about the safety of our cats. … Continue reading I Have A New Puppy

We Are In This Together Or Should Be

I had one of those little reminders yesterday. You know, the ones when you remember to be grateful? Ready To Start The Day I was heading out to do some pet-sitting. I was a little stressed but it also involved picking up one of my favorite repeat doggie visitors and having lunch with one of … Continue reading We Are In This Together Or Should Be

Death Of Someone I Used To Know

An old boyfriend of mine is dead. He died almost a month ago. We were together for, I don't know, 2 or 3 years. And a good portion of it was awful. I debated whether is was ok to write about this but then I remembered that it's my story, too. He wasn't very nice … Continue reading Death Of Someone I Used To Know

Helping People Through Petsitting

Sometimes, you get an opportunity to really be there for people. Sometimes, in the midst of a sad moment, you can provide comfort. Sometimes, I live for those moments. I'm a petsitter. I'm the one that steps in when the owners can not. That's usually because they are going to go somewhere fun. But, sometimes, … Continue reading Helping People Through Petsitting

My Son Doesn’t Listen But I Don’t Care

Of all my kids, my youngest son is definitely the most mentally exhausting. He’s a genius in my humble opinion and depending on the day he’ll use his powers for good or evil. Well, not evil. He’ll use his powers for good or slack. No matter how many times I tell him not to bring … Continue reading My Son Doesn’t Listen But I Don’t Care

Will Work For Chickens

A couple of weeks ago, I started a new job. It was the perfect situation, just two days a week, nannying for two kids who were quite lovable. I was surprised that it happened because when the woman contacted me, she said that she needed a nanny for two full days and three partial days. … Continue reading Will Work For Chickens

A Work From Home Scam

How do you know recognize a scam? While keeping an eye out for a work from home job, I soon realized that it was more likely that I would end up in a phishing adventure, instead. I love staying home and homeschooling the kids, but some extra money coming in would be a good thing. … Continue reading A Work From Home Scam

I’m Not The Biological Mom And That’s Ok

I used to get so upset when people would prefer to my foster care adopted kids' biological mother as their mom; as evidenced by the many adoption blog and facebook posts, over the years. But, as time moved on, it has bothered me less and less. This is probably partly because it happens less since … Continue reading I’m Not The Biological Mom And That’s Ok

Joss Whedon And The Truth

Sexual harassment, hostile work environments, and sexual assault are just some of the words that we hear in regards to women's issues. We hear the words more and more now but not because the issues are new but because they are being acknowledged more and more. You only have to search #metoo to see many, … Continue reading Joss Whedon And The Truth