Parents are the original eternal optimists, because we will be damned if we are putting our lives on hold until these kids learn to act right.
She sat quietly on my bed, trying to calm my tears, as I wept into the pillow. We barely knew each other, but as my new roommate she was aware that my dad had recently died. She had heard me crying and came to check on me. I finally felt myself calming down and as my […]
By Laura Ross of Read With Me I’ll never forget the day that naptime ended. It was June 18, 2013. I was reading Gone Girl. (Weren’t we all?) I put my sweet three-year old in his bed, kissed him on the nose, and rushed out to my lawn chair. I knew I had at least an […]
Death was all around me. The first time was when I was seven years old and the phone rang at 2AM, disrupting our family’s peaceful sleep with that shrill, non-stop ring. It was as if the phone was screaming, “Get up and answer this call, now.” Nothing good ever comes from a 2AM phone call. […]
I am absolutely sure every one of us, including the people I am about to put on blast, has a pet peeve regarding the bodies they have to share space with. Frankly, I couldn’t care less what they might gripe about because, hey, I’m writing this. They probably won’t ever read it anyway. 🙂 I […]