Sunday Share: Y2W10

The journey of a thousand posts begins with single word. This is my first post in my journey to my next 1,000 posts.

I hope you have adjusted well to the time change. You probably haven’t, though. It’s okay, none of us have. Especially the kids. Stupid clocks. It was nice to see it light until 7:30, though. Soon, all around the world we’ll hear the old adage “but it’s still light outside!” come bedtime.

We’re on the road for a few days as this is the beginning of March Break for us. No school this week. It’s like spring break, but without the spring. We’re getting a snow storm Tuesday, so it’s definitely not spring yet. I’m kind of excited for the snow, but at the same time I’m looking forward to sun and warm days.

While you’re waiting for spring here are a few good reads!

Three’s A Herd
When the end of “raising them” is within sight…

Ipuna Black
On strong women… Happy International Women’s Day!

The Sound of One Hand Typing
A good quote for a Wednesday…

Making Time for Me
On grey hair (something I’ll never have to worry about)

Riddle from the Middle
Finding your calling at just the right time…

*YAWN* Now while you go get caught up on this great reading list, I’m going to go get caught up on sleep. See you in the morning.

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Sunday Share: Y2W10

The third month. Oh three. A quarter of the way through 2018! Crash (10) can now do long division and multiply multidigit problems. Bang (6) can tell time on an analog clock and add numbers with carrying. Have you learned anything new this year?

If not, that’s okay. There’s still time. I visited Body Worlds so I learned how small an appendix and uterus really are and that our veins and capillaries are 60,000 miles long.

While you’re waiting to learn something new, check out these posts that I read last week. Maybe you’ll learn something.

Harsh Reality
A new position and some emotions…

Three’s A Herd
Where’d those words go?

Tania 2 A Tee
Learning something new…

Dream Big, Dream Often
On haters and quicksand…

Erika Kind
Things are said,  things are done, be better…

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Sunday… err Monday… Share: Y2 W9

Welcome readers to another Manic Monday. There was song by that name, too. This week has some fun stuff in store for us. The gun debate in the US still rages on. The Nova Scotia teacher’s union is in talks with the provincial government about serious education reform today. We’re going to the Body World exhibit and staying in a hotel and going to Crash’s heart check up this week, too. And that’s just the beginning of the week!

Happy Reading!

American Cancer Society
Aspertame doesn’t cause cancer…

True North Nomad
Finding purpose in some truely difficult times…

Sounds Like Life To Me
When you’re day is going all wrong there’s always the DMV…

JA Allen
When bad writers give advice…

Ah Dad
Letting them fly when you’d rather keep them in the nest…

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Sunday Share: Y2 W8

Are sugar free sugar wafers really sugar wafers? I know there’s more important, heavier matters if you will, to think about, but right now I just wanna think about these delicious sugar free “sugar” wafers. You can order a Big Mac with no meat. Is it still a Big Mac? How much of a work do I have change to make it not plagiarism?

I considered rounding up posts concerning Parkland and all the debates happening for today’s Sunday Share. Then I thought that might be too depressing, too much for a Sunday. Then I though about rounding up the funny stuff to bring some laughs where there might not be many. I though that wouldn’t be fair to completely ignore the elephant in the room. So I bring you a mix of both. I’ll let you choose…

Aging Millennial Engineer
My favorite post calling for ban. With over 10k shares, I’m not the only one…

The Salty Mamas
How to leave the house when you have kids…

Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Dad
Somewhere in a parallel universe we don’t have kids. Wonder what that’s like…

Max Kramer
It’s kinda long, but he clearly makes the arguments…

Coach Daddy
The inspiration for my “Go Ask Your Father” segments except wittier and funnier

And as always you can also follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for some more laughs…


Sunday Share: Y2 W7

We’re almost 8 weeks into 2018. Have I learned anything yet this year? I have learned a few new Keto recipes for DW. I learned Crash doesn’t like spaghetti squash substituted for spaghetti. I learned to spell spaghetti so I don’t have to type “sketti” even though that’s what everyone calls it. I learned that if we don’t have chocolate chips, Bang would rather starve than have a chocolate chipless pancake. I also learned that just because you’re in 10th place that doesn’t mean you can’t still win it all!

I also learned that these are some good reads from this week…

Dorky Mom Doodles
How you know you’re raising a “Mean Girl”

Damn, Girl!
Girl power! and gaining economic power…

Rosie Culture
Stop kicking yourself over the small stuff…

Dreaming the World
The complexity of a bird network isn’t just for the birds after all…

A Momma’s View
What’s something good that’s happened to you? Let her know, please. Good news is great news!

Lastly, let me share with you a few other places around the internets that you can find and follow me…


Keep Calm Gold Olympic Quote

Sunday Share: Y2 W6


One year ago today DW received “the call” that her father was being taken to the hospital by ambulance. From there he was transported to another, larger, hospital. On the way, DW asked him to send her eagles as a sign that he was with her.

When Bang learned to swim without a life jacket, an eagle flew overhead.
When DW was on her way to the hospital for CAT scan, she spotted an eagle.
When DW was feeling down and out, there was an eagle soaring.
When DW was missing him, Bang drew, colored, cut out, and taped an eagle to the wall.

As I’m sitting here watching the Superbowl, my brother-in-law’s favorite team, the Patriots are in it again. I know from past Superbowls that being down by 12 means nothing. I’d love to root for his team.

But I can’t get past that perhaps He is sending DW yet another eagle. I’m rooting for Philadelphia.

The Long Run Back
A peak into her running schedule… It’s enough to inspire me to lace up again.

Fatty McCupcakes
When you’ve got the rhythem of a flag pole and you attend a Zumba for the Gods class…

Snoozing on the Sofa
The joys of cooking for your offspring…

Where Are Your Pants
This is one diary worth reading…

Humor Columnist Blog
Wait for a business to do their business..

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Sunday Share: Year 2, Week 3

Hard to believe we’re starting the third week of the new year. Hard to believe that I skipped my regular sharing for the first two weeks, too. I’m back on track now. How old does a new year have to be before it’s not longer a new year? I’ll say three weeks. After today it’ll be an old year. Been there, done that, though the year is far from over.

You still have 344 days to get your Christmas shopping done.

Elen Grey
Being a Gerbera daisy…

Sounds Like Life to Me
On a trip around the sun…

Tracey Tobin
Making plans and goals and trying to stick to them…

Dorky Mom Doodles
Yo Momma Yo kid so funny she made you cry (laughing)

A Momma’s View
Making the world a better place one act at a time…

On a good idea going bad…

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go flush an ice cube and wear my pajamas inside in hopes of the big snow they’re calling for tomorrow night.


Sunday Share: Week 50

Week 50! Sweet baby Jesus, where did the first 49 weeks go?

They’re all behind us now. What a year it’s been, but I’ll save that for next week…

For now, just enjoy the season that is Christmas. 

The lights. The songs. The baking. The giving. The screaming children who are now too hyped up on sugar and excitement…

The Wandering Flamingo
Do what you can with what you can in the spirit of the season…

Dorky Mom Doodles
All in the name of #PinterestFail

Old Time Rock and Roll
A little Beatles history…

Old House In the Shires
Responsibility is a big word, even for teenagers….

Four Princesses and the Cheese
Parenting, patience, and I swear she was writing about my kids…

All In A Dad’s Work
Whatever your “normal” is…

I was an amazingly patient mother … before I had kids.

Half assed jingler quote

Sunday Share: Week 49

dad's work

Can you believe we’re just two weeks away from Christmas Eve? We’re nowhere near done our shopping. Are you? Every year I say I’m going to get it done early. Only once did it happen and that was 3 years ago. I work best under pressure. There’s no pressure like the pressure of the last minute. Or even the last 30 seconds. I’m just enjoying the season. The gifts will be bought in good time. While I enjoy all the gift giving as much as the next 6 (or 10) year old, we all know that’s not what Christmas is all about.

It’s all about the music!
My favorite Christmas song – When My Heart Finds Christmas by Harry Connick Jr.
DW’s new favorite – Hope Was Born This Night by The Sidewalk Prophets
DW’s  old favorite – When A Child Is Born by Boney M
DW’s classic favorite – O Holy Night
Crash’s – Let it Go by Pentatonix
Bang’s – Carol of the Bells by Pentatonix

What’s your favorite Christmas song?

While you’re listening, pick a few good reads from below…

Damn, Girl!
When a gag gift is not just a gag gift…

The Salty Mamas
When your kid “gets” Christmas…

A Momma’s View
Remember when we could pick them up?

Second Wind Leisure
Not just a photo challenge, but a few “cheeky” moments…

Just because you fail doesn’t make you a failure. You will always question if you are doing the right things or doing enough….


Sing loud, sing proud even if you can’t carry a tune with two hands and bucket.

Sunday Share: Week 47

We’re down to just 29 sleeps. Exactly 4 weeks from today will be Christmas Eve. The weather here is balmy (literally) 12 degrees Celsius (53F). It was like that yesterday, too. We spent yesterday day hanging Christmas lights and decorating outside. For me, it was an excellent excuse to hang out on the roof (see my Instagram for that photo op). While you’re there you might as well follow me because our Elves will be returning on Friday and you’re not going to want to miss the shenanigans they get into. I will be posting their daily antics in what I call “The Daily Elf”.

Now if you’ll excuse me, Bang is pretending to be Joseph and he needs a wise man.

His Girl Friday
On letting kids be kids this Christmas…

Mom Maintenance
On starting the blogging journey…

Ipuna Black
No matter which walk of life you are from, walk with kindness…

Where Are Your Pants
The dilemma over cell phones, bras, and boys can teach us as much about parenting as it does our kids about life…

Ah Dad
What do you do when the birds set off your house alarm? Make birdpie…

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