Cake Ideas

Yesterday, child #3 and I made a special birthday cake for a. Ew friend of hers. We took a chocolate cake recipe (Grandpa’s Favorite Chocolate Fudge Cake would be awesome!) and made it into two 9″ rounds. We then added about 3/4 of a cup of tart cherry jam as filling between the layers. OurContinue reading “Cake Ideas”

Wisely Choose Your Words

This evening I was chatting with child #3 about many different topics, and we came upon things we won’t do. I told her that, while I have a degree in English, I refuse to teach. Why? Because children can be very cruel. I know my limitations and I won’t do it. Not to mention, thatContinue reading “Wisely Choose Your Words”

Are you “Fine?”

When people ask you “How are you?” do you respond by saying “Fine?” Are you really? I know. I know. Nobody likes a complainer, but by saying you are fine when you aren’t isn’t just lying, it’s wearing a mask. Am I saying that you should spill all of your troubles with everyone who asks?Continue reading “Are you “Fine?””

What now, Lord?

Yesterday we found out that child #3 was in close contact with someone who was diagnosed with Covid. Wonderful. So, she is in quarantine. At home. With us. Yeah. Today I learned that the job I had wanted and went through two interviews for, was offered to someone else. I was devastated. I have beenContinue reading “What now, Lord?”

A Guilty Pleasure

I have a guilty pleasure. Want me to share? I like to watch nanny shows. Perhaps it makes me feel better that my children are not that badly behaved. Oh, wait. Yeah. Reality check. Well, at least they’re different problems. I mean, I have never seen anyone’s child cut themselves or try to commit suicide.Continue reading “A Guilty Pleasure”