Dog people know it is a trade-off when you share a home with pets.  I do not mean to imply that you give up completely, but people with pets that shed hair like mine do, set a different bar for “clean”. 

Guest blogger: Mothering, Marriage and Menopause

Six days into my vacation and I’m truly feeling relaxed. I’ll even forgive the crazy bird that continues to visit us at night. Last night, I woke up and decided to fix a cup of coffee before I looked at the clock. It was 1:30am. I stumbled back to bed but not before making a note to buy earplugs today. But no worries…I can still take my nap today so all if right with the world.


Kill the mockingbird, or maim, or drown it. These are the thoughts that do not bother me at three in … More