It’s January 6th and My Effing Christmas Tree is Still Standing

It’s starting to dry up and drop needles. Like the rest of my house, the ornaments probably need to be dusted. The bolster and tree skirt are disheveled from cats, a baby, and general wear and tear. It’s a constant reminder of the current chaos of life. It’s a constant reminder that we sort of sucked at Christmas this year. Read More

The 52 Hike Challenge and Raising a Wild Child

In approximately 35 days I will have a one-year-old son. One year.  The cliche is true – the days are long, but the time goes fast.  My son is happy, healthy, and for the most part seems to be adjusting to the human world quite well.  He has the will power and determination of his mother… Read More