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Bad Advice From My Brother

  • The Good Old Days

    The Good Old Days

    Surprise! He misses them: “I yearn for the days when you could just casually lie in conversation without some fucktard Googling your lie and calling you out on it. Just babbled on about some historical event like The Battle of Las Cruces to prove t…
    - 17 Jun 13, 11:32am -
  • Just Don’t

    Just Don’t

    Or do. I dunno anymore… “Just punched a bee out of the air. Why? Because I could. Most people can’t even swat a bee against a wall, let alone punch the honey out of one that’s MID FUCKING FLIGHT. And if you can ever do something that other pe…
    - 17 Jun 13, 11:21am -
  • How To Have Sex With Your Co-Workers

    How To Have Sex With Your Co-Workers

    Important information for summer internships: “The best way to nail coworkers is to go out to a bar with them and hit on other random chicks at the bar in front of them. You probably won’t get laid that night, but you’ll have just established a…
    - 13 Jun 13, 11:22am -
  • Shoutout To The Youth

    Shoutout To The Youth

    From a complete dickhead: “Hey I just wanted to thank everyone under the age of 30 for being so absolutely shitty at everything that it gives drunks with emotional problems like me a second chance at life. Here I was, buried under a pile of cocaine…
    - 1 Jun 13, 11:33am -
  • How Many Times Can One Man Get Fired?

    How Many Times Can One Man Get Fired?

    Or quit or whatever other bullshit… “Well I quit my job today. Had to give my dipshit boss a ride to the Saab dealership because his Saab’s vulva collapsed and I take a turn real hard along the way (because fuck physics) and there was some tink…
    - 16 May 13, 7:35pm -
  • It’s Not Over

    It’s Not Over

    Until your old shitty body says it is. This makes me so sad about getting older: “Oh I’m sorry dick and bladder, I figured we were done peeing when you completely stopped peeing and let me zip up my cool new summer shorts and walk back to the liv…
    - 16 May 13, 3:06am -
  • Old Dirty

    Old Dirty

    His high school memories are catching up with him: “It’s so hard to tell when my jeans are stained and when I’m having an acid flashback. Don’t wanna be a guy who washes his jeans a lot though. Gotta stick to twice a year. Only people named B…
    - 13 May 13, 7:38pm -
  • Don’t Make Him

    Don’t Make Him

    I think I pissed him off: “I only drink two things: Coffee and Alcohol. I only smoke two things: Cigarettes and Weed. I only shoot two things: Hoops and Clay Pigeons. Don’t make me add a third, bitch.”
    - 9 May 13, 3:41pm -
  • One Or The Other

    One Or The Other

    - 8 May 13, 6:01pm -
  • Long Time No Post

    Long Time No Post

    Please please pardon the long delay in posts. A lot going on here, but who cares about all that, let’s get to the terrible advice, shall we? Pretend this little thing never happened? Just call it even? Bygones being bygones and whatnot? Thanks! On…
    - 7 May 13, 3:13am -

Brotherly Love

  • Eight


    Oh how things have begun to change for you, my now 8 year old boy.  This past year has been a journey of separation.  Scary at times, I’m certain.  You have become your own person.  No longer choosing to follow … Continue reading →
    - 1 Apr 14, 10:23pm -
  • Smiles


    Sun shining so warm and bright that I can finally turn down the heat in my house and car. Green grass and baby trees revealed in the wake of the melted snow. Hugs and snuggles from my boys. A phone … Continue reading →
    - 27 Mar 14, 11:46pm -
  • 1 in 88

    1 in 88

    Statistics.  Numbers.  Nicely, neatly fit in a box.  1 in 88.  The number of children who are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  I see this number plastered on billboards and posted on my Facebook news feed.  It screams at … Continu…
    - 26 Mar 14, 11:12pm -
  • The Summer of Constant

    The Summer of Constant

    Notice this is titled constant, NOT consistency! This summer has been anything but consistent to date and that looks to remain the same until school starts. We began our summer with our annual week at the cabin with my brother-in-law … Continue rea…
    - 14 Jul 13, 9:28pm -
  • Hiding…


    I’ve been away for far too long.  I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t sure why. Life fell apart.  It does that sometimes. Instead of venturing out for help, I closed the door.  All doors. I forgot that I … Continue reading →
    - 10 Jul 13, 9:56pm -
  • Seven


    My dearest Keegan, Today you turned 7.  It seems like only yesterday that you were being placed on my belly and I was straining to see if you were the little girl everyone thought were going to be.  You had your … Continue reading →
    - 1 Apr 13, 11:00pm -
  • Project 365

    Project 365

    I had lots of fun with photos this week.  The world gave me so much to work with! The tree outside of Eli’s worry doctor’s building.  We noticed last Tuesday that it had buds on it.  It was such a … Continue reading →
    - 25 Mar 13, 11:04pm -
  • Par-tay


    I’m crazy.  I know it.  It’s never been a secret. Saturday I welcomed 8 boys into my home to party with my 2 boys to celebrate Keegan’s almost 7-year-old birthday.  And party we did!!! It started with the cake.  Keegan … Continue reading…
    - 24 Mar 13, 10:58pm -
  • A Heartfelt Story

    A Heartfelt Story

    I had a completely different post all set for today but this story needed to be told instead. A little over 3 years ago I met an amazing mom and her remarkable daughter.  My very first meeting with them was … Continue reading →
    - 20 Mar 13, 11:05pm -
  • TV Time

    TV Time

    A little over a week ago I got our Direct TV bill in my email inbox.  I negotiated with them about 6 months ago for about the fourth time to get our bill lowered.  Last week it went back up … Continue reading →
    - 19 Mar 13, 10:50pm -

Monkey Soup

  • Suck Em Ups

    Suck Em Ups

    Yesterday was my 40th birthday. I have not really ever made a big deal over ages or birthdays, but for some reason yesterday I was an emotional mess. I cried over everything. Woke up and watched When a Man Loves a Woman with Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia.…
    - 1 Jun 14, 10:07am -
  • Bloggling Twenty-Three, MIA Version

    Bloggling Twenty-Three, MIA Version

    I have been MIA, for this I am sorry.  I don’t know that I have any really good reason for being missing, but I just haven’t come here.  Or to any of your blogs either, which I am even more sorry. It started out simply enough, in that I was try…
    - 29 Mar 14, 2:48pm -
  • Metro


    The day that our social worker called us and told us that Mea would be coming home to us, I dropped by Mack’s old sitter Lois’ house to see if she would take Mea in her daycare once she was home.  At that time, Lois had quit taking babies.  Two…
    - 17 Dec 13, 5:20pm -
  • Done.


    I am turning into not a very nice person.  The last year, has had an unfortunate effect of making me a bitter, crabby, bitchy person.  This is probably not really all that true, but I just don’t know how much more I can take. Mea has said to me,…
    - 16 Dec 13, 4:53pm -
  • Break In

    Break In

    On Friday morning, Mea and I packed ourselves up, and left for work/school like we do every other work/school day.  Locked the doors, scampered out to the car, running around like usual. Friday night was the Father-Daughter dance at school.  Mea wa…
    - 18 Nov 13, 7:24pm -
  • Untitled

    A few weekends ago, my husband and I went away for the weekend.  It was the first time we have left Mea.  It is also the first time that we had gone anywhere just the two of us, since our honeymoon. We really needed that trip.  It was good for us.…
    - 15 Nov 13, 6:23pm -
  • Bad Movie

    Bad Movie

    I feel like I am a character in a bad Lifetime movie. It seems that each time things are starting to move in the right direction in one part of my life, or the lives of my loved ones, something else falls apart in another area of my life or another l…
    - 14 Nov 13, 6:06pm -
  • Fat Guy, Fatter Suit

    Fat Guy, Fatter Suit

    I have worked with many different people over the years. There are some, that for better or for worse stick with you. “Jeff” is one that will always annoy the hell out of me, even eight years later when I should be over it.  He was supposed to b…
    - 12 Nov 13, 4:59pm -
  • Rattling Around

    Rattling Around

    Believe it or not, I have come to this place many times in the last several weeks.  I just couldn’t make any words come out when I would sit down.    I have a little green notebook in my purse where I have been jotting down ideas of things to bl…
    - 11 Nov 13, 2:49pm -
  • The Bag Lady

    The Bag Lady

    I first noticed her a little over ten years ago.  She would come into my office, dragging two large heavy plastic reusable grocery bags, from a discount grocery store.  They were packed to the limit.  Where I worked, it was common for us to serve…
    - 16 Oct 13, 4:04pm -

Siblings So Sweet

  • Soccer Sunday

    Soccer Sunday

    The boys are now asking for a training piece of equipment that will help with the height of their jumps.
    - 7 days ago, 17 Sep 17, 5:12pm -
  • EB Homecoming Sophomore Year

    EB Homecoming Sophomore Year

    EB is off to Sophomore Homecoming and she only posed for pictures with Casey but left him home.  She did a wonderful job with her hair and make up and thanks to Grandma for taking her to find the perfect dress and shoes for a fun night.  
    - 7 days ago, 16 Sep 17, 9:13pm -
  • Soccer is back!!!

    Soccer is back!!!

    Labor Day weekend means soccer for the boys!
    - 20 days ago, 3 Sep 17, 8:24pm -
  • St. Louis Soccer with Adam

    St. Louis Soccer with Adam

    Summer would not be complete without seeing our favorite soccer player, Adam Grinwis, play.  This year we headed to St. Louis for the night to see him.  We had a great time and great seats, thanks to Adam.  Peter even got asked to join in on singi…
    - 35 days ago, 20 Aug 17, 11:06am -
  • G and G and Tate

    G and G and Tate

    We were at G and G house and I had my camera and Tate was quick to pose.  xoxo
    - 63 days ago, 23 Jul 17, 6:48pm -
  • Whihala Beach Water Park

    Whihala Beach Water Park

    Sometimes you have to turn over the camera to the kids and let them be themselves.  I did edit out a few videos as apparently they are "freer" when we are not around.  LOVE THESE.And the beach was not complete without the Whiting White Castle and a…
    - 76 days ago, 9 Jul 17, 9:51pm -
  • Happy Easter and Happy Birthday EB!

    Happy Easter and Happy Birthday EB!

    What a beautiful day celebrating Easter and EB's 15th birthday.  We did it right with a brunch at Shaw's and so thankful for time together.  
    - 16 Apr 17, 7:48pm -
  • Fenwick Turnabout

    Fenwick Turnabout

    It was so fun to host Harper and her friends for the turnabout dance at Fenwick.  Harper asked Luke to the dance and we were so excited we got to meet him.  Such a fun night that ended way too late!Nothing is better than having Eyoub "home" for pic…
    - 26 Feb 17, 10:42am -
  • Spring in February!

    Spring in February!

    When it is almost 70 degrees in February you are outside all day!!!We took the boys downtown to Millennium Park and wandered all the way to Navy Pier.  Such a glorious perfect day!
    - 19 Feb 17, 11:15am -
  • iFly family fun!

    iFly family fun!

    The kids have wanted to go for so long to iFly and today we went.  It was so much fun watching them fly and we even splurged for the extra high flying experience.  
    - 2 Jan 17, 8:11pm -

Booga Wooga & Little Sister Sophia

  • new'Bring A Buddy' in September to AmeriKick!

    'Bring A Buddy' in September to AmeriKick!

    Little Sisters Sophia & Alexis were The Booga Wooga's guests for 'Bring A Buddy' karate classes today! Sensei Dave made sure there was enough fun and smiles to go around. He is awesome and we had a blast! Here are some of the pics Grammy took while w…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 9:32pm -
  • new3TU To The Booga Wooga!

    3TU To The Booga Wooga!

    Trial classes for karate, sparring, and weapons are over and official classes with uniform began today @ AmeriKick! And, a big shout out to Dave! Thank You!
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 9:12pm -
  • new'Just Me' Sleepover 9

    'Just Me' Sleepover 9

    I had another sleepover with Grammy & Pop-Pop this past weekend, while my sisters had a sleepoever with Gran-Gran & Pop-Pop. Saturday morning, we went to AmeriKick to continue my trial classes for Karate, Weapons, and Sparring. On Sunday, we started…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 9:12pm -
  • newGuess Who's Learning Karate?

    Guess Who's Learning Karate?

    Earlier today, Grammy & Pop-Pop took The Booga Woogato AmeriKick for trial classes in Karate, Sparring, and Weapons.Here are some pics Grammy took while the classes were going on.He thought all the classes were awesome and lots of fun. Be sureto chec…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 9:12pm -
  • Congratulations to The Booga Wooga!

    Congratulations to The Booga Wooga!

    He got his first belt stripe and a Ninja headbandfor excellent kicks in karate class today! Great job!2 Guys @ 5 Guys!Pop-Pop took him to Five Guys to celebrateover a couple of their favorite burgers and fries!
    - 9 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 8:43pm -
  • ECLIPSE 2017!

    ECLIPSE 2017!

    Photo taken by our mom! ❤
    - 16 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 11:26pm -
  • It's Back To School Time!

    It's Back To School Time!

    Little Sister Alexis joins her big sister in schoolthis year. She was all smiles and very excited about it! When she graduated from pre-school in June, she saidshe was ready for this moment and she really meant it. YGG!
    - 16 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 11:16pm -
  • Today Is Grammy's Birthday!

    Today Is Grammy's Birthday!

    WE LOVE YOU!The Booga Wooga, Little Sister Sophia, and Little Sister Alexis
    - 20 days ago, 4 Sep 17, 12:00am -
  • TO: All Of Our Family & Friends...

    TO: All Of Our Family & Friends...

    From The Booga Wooga, Little Sister Sophia, and Little Sister Alexis
    - 21 days ago, 3 Sep 17, 1:03am -
  • Museum Day w/ Grammy & Pop-Pop!

    Museum Day w/ Grammy & Pop-Pop!

    We had a great day at the museum yesterday with Grammy & Pop-Pop,then we had some water ice on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway beforewe went home. Here are some pics Grammy took of our day together!
    - 34 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 12:22am -

Big Brothers Big Sisters News

  • Giving Haircuts Led to Giving Back
    For years, Big Sister Diane worked as the owner/operator of a hair salon and heard from clients about their experiences of being a Big. Three years ago, she decided to become a Big Sister herself. She was soon matched with Little Sister Jaelynn. Over…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 5:14pm -
  • Consistency That Begins with a Door Knock
    Consistency is key to any match being successful. “So many ‘Littles’ have dealt with so much disappointment in their lives and need someone that is truly dependable, keeps their word, and follows through on their promises,” Big Brother Steve…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 9:28am -
  • A Match that Gives Back
    Big Sister Keri and Little Sister Kiana have found that they both enjoy giving back to the community. They have gardened at a food pantry’s farm, baked cookies for the homeless, and visited with nursing home residents. “Keri and Kiana participate…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 3:02pm -
  • Little Sister Asma Fulfills Mom’s Dream of Seeing Children Succeed

    Little Sister Asma Fulfills Mom’s Dream of Seeing Children Succeed

    Growing up, Asma faced challenges of her own. She always excelled at school, but dealt with bullies who teased her for her skin color, religion, ethnicity, and language skills. A teacher saw how much Asma and her twin sister were being picked on, and…
    - 26 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 11:27am -
  • Thank You to Our Corporate Partners
    At the BBBSA National Awards Gala in June, BBBSA highlighted some of the corporate partners that make our mission possible.The post Thank You to Our Corporate Partners appeared first on Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
    - 26 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 9:23am -
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