My Google search history reads like I’m drunk

Valentine’s Day crafts kids Is rebound trampoline good for lymphatic drainage? How can I stop being so annoyed by everyone? Is that character Noah also from Mad Men? Why does it hurt when I suck in my stomach? Best hair dye for grays Best under eye serum Best CBD gummies Best THC gummies 13 searchesContinue reading “My Google search history reads like I’m drunk”

Guy is so “over” the pandemic he now lives in an alternate universe

I am innocently debating the pros and cons of getting an “Earth Day” cake pop with my two Littles when Guy Twenty-Something stumbles into the Starbucks and queues up behind us. BARISTA Sir, do you have a mask? GUY No. (horror washes down his face) ARE WE STILL DOING THAT?! I fully hone in oneContinue reading “Guy is so “over” the pandemic he now lives in an alternate universe”

My Pandemic is Different than Yours

For nearly two years I have been physically and emotionally cloistered from the world. I have fibromyalgia and several other autoimmune diseases which result in chronic pain. I did not want COVID-19 on top of everything I’m already struggling to manage. My husband has underlying medical conditions and my three kids have autism, putting everyContinue reading “My Pandemic is Different than Yours”

My kids are all vaccinated and here’s what I know

I have 3 young sons. My husband and I (we’re both vaccinated and have our booster) decided that we wouldn’t wait to get any of them vaccinated. As they became eligible, we immediately made appointments for them. My 12 year old got his vaccine back in June. I brought him to Radys Children’s Hospital whereContinue reading “My kids are all vaccinated and here’s what I know”

The Booster: What to expect for side effects after the third shot COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna.

I am high risk for serious complications from a COVID infection so I was eligible for “The Booster”. Having Googled extensively prior to the shot, and not getting many hits, I wanted to share my experience. I have a myriad of auto immune diseases and I did have a rough go of things after bothContinue reading “The Booster: What to expect for side effects after the third shot COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna.”

Orangutans at the table: Life with three wild boys.

In my pre-Mama days, I watched a nature program about scientists raising a few orphaned juvenile orangutans in the jungle. The mothers had been poached and they never had the benefit of socialization. The scientists were living with the animals in a camp. The scene that has stayed with me all of these years isContinue reading “Orangutans at the table: Life with three wild boys.”

I’m COVID, how are you? Relearning how to speak to people during a pandemic.

There’s a comedian, Brian Regan, who does this funny bit about not being able to properly speak English, his native language. “I know enough English to get by, like, I could order in a restaurant and stuff. ‘I want Ham! One ham please, to eating the ham! Bring ham to eating the ham, please!’ YouContinue reading “I’m COVID, how are you? Relearning how to speak to people during a pandemic.”