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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

    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
    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…

    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

    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

    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
    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
    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

    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.

    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

  • Tate is 14!!!

    Tate is 14!!!

    And just like that, Tate is 14!  He got to pick where he wanted to go for his birthday dinner and Fogo de Chao it was.  He might have eaten like he should grow 2 inches tonight and even had room to polish off dessert!  
    - 67 days ago, 12 Nov 17, 8:31pm -
  • Juniors Celebrate Senior Swimmers

    Juniors Celebrate Senior Swimmers

    My heart could explode from all the love and support that these girls and families show each other.  Next year Harper will be a senior and we will be celebrating her! 
    - 97 days ago, 14 Oct 17, 11:15am -
  • Sunny Soccer

    Sunny Soccer

    Soccer is wonderful when the day is 75 degrees and sunny!  Boys both had a great game and Fisher had 4 goals and Tate had many great saves.  
    - 8 Oct 17, 3:50pm -
  • Soccer Sunday

    Soccer Sunday

    The boys are now asking for a training piece of equipment that will help with the height of their jumps.
    - 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.  
    - 16 Sep 17, 9:13pm -
  • Soccer is back!!!

    Soccer is back!!!

    Labor Day weekend means soccer for the boys!
    - 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…
    - 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
    - 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…
    - 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 -

Booga Wooga & Little Sister Sophia

  • TO: All Of Our Family & Friends...

    TO: All Of Our Family & Friends...

    From The Booga Wooga, Little Sister Sophia, and Little Sister Alexis
    - 18 days ago, 1 Jan 18, 12:52am -
  • The King of K'Nex Strikes Again!

    The King of K'Nex Strikes Again!

    My Electric Inferno Roller CoasterBuilding Set (639 Pieces) Done! 
    - 19 days ago, 30 Dec 17, 11:11pm -
  • The Savior Is Born!

    The Savior Is Born!


    - 24 days ago, 25 Dec 17, 7:52pm -
  • Santa Is On The Move!

    Santa Is On The Move!

    NORAD IS TRACKING SANTAClick on the text link to find out where he is now!NORAD COMMAND CENTERCall 1-877-HINORAD to talk to Santa's Elves!
    - 26 days ago, 24 Dec 17, 1:25am -
  • Puttin' Up The Christmas Tree

    Puttin' Up The Christmas Tree

    Working together to get the job done...And, now... we're ready for Christmas!
    - 30 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 12:02am -
  • Annual Family Christmas Gathering

    Annual Family Christmas Gathering

    This year, our wider family celebrated Christmaswith a bowling party at Erie Lanes and we had a blast!Dad & Little Sister SophiaMomThe Booga WoogaLittle Sister AlexisGrammy, Pop-Pop, and Little Sister Alexis
    - 30 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 11:40pm -
  • Getting Ready For Christmas

    Getting Ready For Christmas

    After Thanksgiving, of course!Share your puttin' up the tree tradition.
    - 31 days ago, 18 Dec 17, 10:38pm -
  • 2017 School Photos

    2017 School Photos

    Little Sister Sophia Little Sister Alexis
    - 40 days ago, 9 Dec 17, 5:37pm -
  • Our Christmas Cards 2017

    Our Christmas Cards 2017

    The Booga WoogaLittle Sister SophiaLittle Sister Alexis
    - 40 days ago, 9 Dec 17, 5:33pm -
  • QT w/ Grammy & Pop-Pop 22

    QT w/ Grammy & Pop-Pop 22

    We had another great sleepover weekend with our grandparents. On Saturday, we went to Macy's in Center City and saw Dickens Christmas Village and the Christmas Light Show. After that, we ate at Down Home Diner in Reading Terminal and saw the Holiday…
    - 46 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 12:00am -

Big Brothers Big Sisters News

  • The Little Bridesmaid
    Shannon was sitting in traffic when she saw an ad on the back of a bus that changed her life forever. “You can could be a Big Brother or Big Sister,” it read, and she believed it. She signed up and was matched with Little Sister Courtney. Courtne…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jan 18, 4:40pm -
  • How One Big’s Words of Encouragement Echoed Through a Generation
    Big Brother Jason didn’t start as the perfect role model. He was heading down the wrong path, but turned his life around thanks to his own Big Brother telling him that things will get better. Years later, Jason has become a Big Brother to Little Br…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 6:44pm -
  • This Big Sister Had the Recipe for a Perfect Match
    At a young age, Little Sister Grace was adopted along with her twin brother and older brother. Her adoptive parents signed her up to be a Little, hoping she could get a Big Sister that could spend one-on-one time with her. In Big Sister Erin, Grace g…
    - 15 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 4:09pm -
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City: A Festive Year in Review
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City shared a fantastic festive video detailing their Year in Review. The video uses scenes from classic Christmas movies to showcase some of the milestones they accomplished in 2017. The post Big Brothers…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 11:13am -
  • A Little Role Model
    Bigs aren’t the only ones who can be role models. Little Brother Miles is a Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Youth Ambassador and is a role model for LGBTQ youth all over the country. Through having people in his life like his Big Sister Ava, Miles know…
    - 65 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 1:34pm -
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