Tag Archive | mother’s day

Happy Mother’s Day 

Happy Mother’s Day 

    Hi, this is Zippy. I gave Gretchen Mother’s Day off so she could spend it with her family. Last Mother’s Day she wrote one of her more visited pieces. And this Mother’s day is extra special for Rosie and me. We’ve been late in announcing this, but December 2 we welcomed our firstborn, Shuffler, […]

Mother’s Day isn’t about you

Mother’s Day isn’t about you

I’m glad Avily gave us a feel-good Mother’s Day post yesterday. It balances what I’m about to do to you. I see a lot of complaints on Facebook and elsewhere about Mother’s Day. Here’s the thing. Mother’s Day was never meant to be happy joy celebrating your own motherhood. It’s about honoring the one who […]

For The Moms

For The Moms

Most of us either are a mom, are married to a mom, or have a mom. My own mom is pretty spectacular, and I lucked out pretty well with a mother-in-law, as well. I try to be a pretty awesome mom, myself, and most days, I like to think I’ve succeeded. Not enough can be […]

Taekwondo Mom

Taekwondo Mom

This year, my oldest son started taking Taekwondo. His grandfather paid for it, thinking it would be good for his discipline and fitness and, you know, all the things practicing a sport or martial art is good for. And it has been good for him. He has yet to master the art of cleaning his […]

Unexpected

Several tangents race around my brain this morning. I can’t seem to line them up, but maybe they’re supposed to be radiating spokes from a central idea. Or race cars. Race cars go in circles, right? Doesn’t help that I wrote this post last night and apparently forgot to save it. Most of the stuff […]

Bring Your Bluster

I love to travel. I don’t get to do it much, but when I do, I thrive on the unexpected encounters. The people and places different from what I know in my daily life. What I don’t love as much about traveling is the technical end. Shuffling tickets, confirming reservations, and fighting off travel industry […]