Your friend texts you and asks if you have a bag of votive candles and you: Know what she is talking about and Have one handy and run it right over in your minivan You know and care about the price of gas because: You drive everywhere including to the corner to drop […]
As I See It
First World Problems
Originally this was going to be a light-hearted post about the icemaker in my freezer. This photo was taken after I tried to empty a bag of ice into the icemaker bin and ended up, as you can see, dropping half of it all over the floor. Which led me to realize that some […]
I took the Today Parenting Team Sleep Challenge
I can’t pass up a challenge so when I saw the current question on the Today Parenting Team site was about sleep, I was compelled to respond. Here’s what I had to say:
Phoning It In
Dropping my daughter off at kindergarten enrichment last week, I did what I do every day. I kissed her and hugged her, then kissed her again, and another little hug for luck and then watched as she turned and ran into her classroom. And then, like I do every day, I turned and walked down […]
I guest posted on Between Us Parents last week and I talked about sex
There are a million reasons not to have the sex talk with our tweens. They include, but are not limited to: I am uncomfortable with the subject I am really uncomfortable with the subject I am extremely uncomfortable with the subject. We should talk to them anyway. I have nine reasons why.
A Civics Lesson
This year, my son is studying American History in his 8th grade social studies class. And because I am a dork and because I like to torture my kids with obscure facts that might someday be useful to them in a trivia contest or as extra credit on a test, I have started reading the […]
Suck It, September
Well September, it’s been great but October is around the corner and I have to say, I’m not sad to see you go. Yes, I know. You’ve given me cool mornings and blue-sky afternoons and the return of college football and Honeycrisp apples. It’s not you. It’s me. You see, you are supposed to be […]
The History of My Bethisms in 704 words.
Welcome! I’m glad you’re here. Once upon a time, I had a little blog called the Luddite Blogger. I called it that because although I am an admirer of technology and am sometimes an early adopter (why yes, that IS a first edition iPod you see) I am also pretty bad when it comes to […]