I haven’t blogged in awhile. After the crazy busy year that was 2019, I needed a break. I’ve just been laying low out here in the beautiful country enjoying my life and my family, and it’s been wonderful. Family is actually what brings me back to blogging today; more specifically, perceptions of family. As I've… Continue reading Please Stop Referring To Having Kids As “Starting a Family”
You may not have known this (I didn't until I saw it on Twitter) but August 1 is International Childfree Day! If you're one of the many people out there who have procreated already, you probably think it's dumb to celebrate NOT having kids. To put it bluntly, it's not. Let's talk about the #childfree… Continue reading Happy International Childfree Day!
Two years ago today, I became a dog mom. My now-husband and I were engaged, planning our wedding (well, I was planning the wedding anyway), and we decided that we wanted to adopt a pup. We saw Miles' picture in a Craigslist ad posted by a local rescue and loved him at first sight. According… Continue reading Happy Gotcha Day To Mr. Miles!
Today is National Dog Moms Day, so I've emerged from beneath the large pile of work and other adult responsibilities that I've been buried in for the last few weeks. After all, this is my version of Mother's Day! My fur kids, however, did not appear to get the message about Dog Moms Day. Miles… Continue reading Happy National Dog Moms Day!
My little rat terrier mix Crackers has quite the attitude, so neither of us were thrilled that he had to go to the vet today for his yearly exam and vaccines plus a much-needed nail trim. I knew it would be an ordeal. I didn't know that he would literally be mad at me for… Continue reading Crackers And The Vet Ordeal
Miles is the first dog I've ever had that was actually mine rather than my parents'. I'm not terribly young (almost 35) but I worked long hours when I was single and didn't have time to properly care for a dog, so I didn't get one until my situation was right. My now-husband and I… Continue reading Adventures with Miles the 70-lb Jacked Russell
I love both of my dogs equally and they both present their own unique challenges. Since we adopted both very young, it's been an adventure that's as close as I'd ever like to come to raising actual toddlers. Crackers has been throwing a fit lately when I try to put him in his separate room… Continue reading Dog Mom Life: Insomnia For The Greater Good