Please Stop Referring To Having Kids As “Starting a Family”

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”

Happy International Childfree Day!

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!

Happy Gotcha Day To Mr. Miles!

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!

Happy National Dog Moms Day!

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!

It’s Safe And Healthy To Give Your Dog These Veggies (And They’re Miles-approved!)

A month or so ago, one of the trusted staff at our favorite dog boarding place recommended that we change Miles' diet because he was overweight. She recommended cutting his ration of kibble in half and mixing it with...green beans? Yep, green beans. They're full of fiber and have almost no calories, so he can… Continue reading It’s Safe And Healthy To Give Your Dog These Veggies (And They’re Miles-approved!)

Playing With Dogs: It’s All Fun And Games Until Someone Gets A Black Eye

Last night, I was sitting on my couch playing with my dogs just like any other night. Even though Miles is 70 lbs and almost as tall as I am (that doesn't take much), he's young and he still thinks he's a little puppy, and he likes to stretch out in my lap while I… Continue reading Playing With Dogs: It’s All Fun And Games Until Someone Gets A Black Eye

Crackers And The Vet Ordeal

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