In case I’m not clear, our life is a good one

I turned on the Olympics, the sound of the announcers voices luring Maura to the room where I was at. “Swimming pool!” she stated. “Yep. They’re swimming.” Maura plops down on the couch next to me. She spots that I’m knitting. She gets up and goes over to where I keep the acrylic yarns, picks…

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I still can’t put my vacuum away

Once upon a time, I had three little kids, ages 5, 3, and 1. I also had a dining room that was carpeted and a tiny galley kitchen that was too small to eat in. My mother came over one day, and for some reason, asked where my vacuum went. The vacuum that stood proudly…

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So where can I take my kid?

These days, if you read the internet at all, you learn that kids are basically not allowed anywhere unless you, the parent, agree to tie them to your side and hover about them at all times, while they remain still and quiet, and are only in public between the hours of 9 am and 6…

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