Let Them Be Kids

Thumbing through some old pictures I came across this one from last Spring. My daughter found a mud puddle near our house and she just couldn't help herself. She was all in! At first, I clenched my teeth and said, "No! No! You'll get so dirty!" Then I remembered some of the mud fights I... Continue Reading →

Three-Day Quote Challenge (Lyric Style) #2

I have been nominated for the 3-day lyrical quote challenge! Thank you very much to  A Writers Beginning for my nomination! I always look forward to fun distractions.  Rules: Thank the person who nominated you. Post one quote (song lyric) each day for three days. Nominate three people. My Lyric: Cow goes "moo" Frog goes... Continue Reading →

Birthday Note To Future Me

Dear Future Melisa, Happy freaking birthday! I suppose I should feel some overwhelming joyous tingle but honestly, not many people take a break from their day job on their birthday, me included. I’m a stay home mom even on my birthday. So today I’ve wiped butts and noses, feed other people meals and snacks, ran... Continue Reading →

Today, I Bought Some Plants

I used to treat my credit cards like an endless supply of free money. I would shop like it was a sport. At bars and restaurants, I never looked at the bill, I just tossed the card on the table. It led to a pretty nice life in my twenties, but then repairing the damage... Continue Reading →

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