Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

The Quest for a Baby-Sitter Who Puts the Pizza in the Fridge

My husband and I went out on another couples’ date over the weekend.  (Wow, going out 2 weekends in a row.  Maybe I’m not such a party pooper!)  We don’t really have a regular baby-sitter so we borrowed one for the night.  This girl was a sweet, responsible, married, 20-something-year old who works in a preschool and is studying […] Read more…

Life is a Balancing Act…And I’m Tipping Over

Equilibrium: n.  (kw-lbr–m, kw-) A condition in which all acting influences are canceled by others, resulting in a stable, balanced, or unchanging system. Wife.  Mother.  Teacher.  Writer.  Runner.  Friend.  Daughter.  Housekeeper.  Chef.  Chauffeur.  Life is a balancing act of all the roles we play on a daily basis, our ultimate goal being equilibrium.  But lately […] Read more…

I Know You Are But What Am I?!

I think I’d rather be burned alive while someone plucked out my eyelashes and sliced my Achilles tendons than relive my teenage years.  The crazy hormones, the awkwardness of changing bodies, the shaky self-esteem, the wardrobe anxiety, and of course, the catty, gossipy, backstabbing girls who were sweet as sugar to your face (or at least to […] Read more…

Helicopter Parents (Caution: Soapbox Alert)

As some of you know, I’ve had a couple of rough weeks at work.  I love my students.  I love teaching.  But I’m slowly learning that a large part of my job includes appeasing the parents.  And what kind of parents do I have to appease? Helicopter parents.   As a teacher, I see all sorts […] Read more…

Battle of the Baggage

Have you ever seen that episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond” where Ray and Debra ignore a suitcase sitting on their staircase for 3 weeks?  Basically, Ray comes home from a business trip and out of sheer laziness, leaves his suitcase unpacked because he expects his wife to unpack it.  And Debra refuses to unpack it […] Read more…

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