Terror strikes. Again. And again. NYC, Beirut, Paris, Nigeria. The list grows. My children ask – why? I don’t know what to tell them. “We’re safe. You’re safe.” I don’t know if it’s a promise I can keep. But I have to try. This is my eighteenth entry to NaBloPoMo, NaNoPoblano and YeahWriteMe’s NoMo challenge.
Given the issues in my first marriage with money (and my ex’s continuing issues managing his), I’ve been trying teach my children how to manage money with an allowance. We’ve come across some obstacles. Hubs and I have struggled with getting the children to understand that a bank card isn’t
Summer is starting to leave us now…the days are getting shorter, the weather is starting to get brisker, it’s about time to pull up our warm socks, put on our scarves and have some pumpkin stew. And today I had the opportunity to blog with an expert on pumpkin stew
I’m turning forty this week. I’ve decided that I’d like to give my children forty pieces of advice that I’ve absorbed in the past 14,610 days (thank you WolframAlpha). Come over to Sammiches and Psych Meds to see my advice. Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin Live by SurpriseWant Live By Surprise
I was admonished for my first TToT for getting excited and posting too early. Well…who could blame me. I was excited to be part of such a fantastic group – AND I joined just before the 100th. I almost peed my pants as I hit publish. This is my third
It was a brutally long winter where I live. Most of the people who live here hibernate in the winter – Hubs braved the cold three times daily with the dog – but in the land where Costco thinks that dog poop has a “season”, he was pretty much the
I’ve been feeling very frustrated and “stuck” for the last couple of months. I think it’s the Christmas kerfuffle that did it to me. I feel like I’m constantly fighting. Let’s be clear—my ex is a bully. Plain and simple. He’s very insecure and tries to assert himself in the only way he knows how—by
I know that ironically, this is among the First WorldProblems that I described last Friday, however, I’ve had a very difficult time deciding what to get my children for Christmas this year. Typically, we’ve gotten a few smaller presents (books, games and clothes) and taken them to the local arena
OK…so my title is a bit of a misnomer. I have three beautiful children. I deal with headaches from the father of two of them regularly. But I would NEVER, EVER wish them away because I don’t want to deal with them. All three of them are a spectacular gift.