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The Shit I Ate for Dinner and Why I’ll Never Clean Again


This is what I had for dinner tonight: most of a bag of Goldfish, two smooshed granola bars from God knows when, Ritz crackers, a weird carmel sucker that nearly pulled my teeth right out, and some Sugar Babies candy. I didn’t even know those existed. My daughter’s offering was only slightly better: […]



If you are reading this, not as a individual who has faced these thoughts or who has maybe even attempted suicide, just remember that sometimes the most beautiful people you meet in the world, sometimes the kindest people, the one’s who smile the brightest, are the ones who fight the toughest battles in […]

Halloween Vibes


I have searched for the Halloween Vibes in the City of Groningen.. the city where i live.. there has to be something spooky here because Halloween is comming..

I’ve Always liked Halloween and fortunately it creeps his way to the Netherlands too, like Halloween in amusement parks, Wallibi “Fright Nights” is the most popular of all.. but […]

Why I Will Always Go to the Funeral


People I don’t know very well tend to ask me this question: “Remember in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off when…?” Without waiting for an answer, they continue their story because of course everyone in the world has seen it. If you don’t know me, I understand that assumption.

Most people spent their good-old-days years building […]

Listening to the Signs – and There are a Lot of Them


I can’t decide what to have for lunch. Do I want a kale salad with pepitas and tofu, no dressing please, or a giant, juicy burger with bacon and blue cheese? This is my perpetual struggle. Applebees is my own personal purgatory. It is so anxiety inducing for me, in fact, that I often avoid going out to […]

Making Friends


“I don’t know how to make friends.”

“What do men do together? Don’t they just hang out, drink beer, and watch football?”

“Men just don’t get close like women do, it would just be weird.”

I spent most of the years of my marriage hiding – first because we were newlyweds. Then we started having children, and with […]

The Biggest Mistake a Stay at Home Mom Might Be Making


The number one fear a stay at home mom has is that they aren’t making their husband happy. Juggling after-school activities, kids, shopping, cleaning, and bedtime, husbands are usually the first to be thrown to the back burner.

As a mom, and a wife, that haunts me when I go to bed at night.

Did I take […]