Blogging twice: merging two personalities with writing

How many blogs do you write on? Have you started, and/or abandoned different blogs over the years?

I thought blogging was going out of style after the initial mom-blog bandwagon that I, too, jumped on. Today, I seem to notice no shortage of blogs, and most have nothing to do with parenting! Plus, it appears empty-nesters and seniors are happily blogging away, as my reader feed tells me.

This makes me happy. 😊

I currently maintain two blogs: this one, and the Sorry, Can’t Hear You blog.

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Traveling with kids: packing for sport tournaments

As you may have gathered by the header image of my blog,  we are a sports family. It’s summer time, and this means baseball!

What does it mean to be a sport family? Well, one thing sports families do is they go on tournaments. Both local and away tournaments require traveling, which by default means packing.

Although I like traveling, I am not a fan of packing stuff. Especially for a family trip…

I hate stuff. Continue reading “Traveling with kids: packing for sport tournaments”

All in the family: forgetful mom and teen

Some days I feel like I can’t remember the most basic thing. I’m not talking about the endless looking for my reading glasses, leaving grocery lists at home, or keeping the kids schedule straight somehow. They invented apps for that, and mobile phones.

I’m talking about feeling so out of touch, frazzled, or exhausted that I have to pause momentarily to remember which side is left. Or to turn the stove off before leaving the house. Which incidentally happened to me last week, ironically because it was my teen who forgot something and asked me to bring it to school at lunch.

I got his text after my first bite of lunch, with some of the lunch still in the pan on the stove. I realize I didn’t have to do this for him, but I chose to. Forgetting to turn the stove off was not part of my plan, however… Continue reading “All in the family: forgetful mom and teen”

Not sleeping like a baby

Who coined the phrase ‘sleeps like a baby’?

I would like that person to step forward and explain this statement to me.

Were they a parent of a baby?

I bet they were not.

I mean, I don’t know too many babies that sleep the way it’s implied in that statement. Certainly not my babies. Most certainly not my second baby.

You know who sleeps like babies should? Continue reading “Not sleeping like a baby”

Monitoring beverages

As I get older, my ability to drink beverages and then go out someplace that does not have a loo nearby is getting more challenging with every passing year.  So, longer dog walks, parks and playgrounds, even some baseball diamonds are out (unless they’re newer and have these facilities on the premises, which here in Toronto is not always the case).

Hiding in bushes is neither convenient (it’s February, all the branches are bare), nor desirable (I’m not a kid, or a man…) 🙄

Coffee, tea and water are the worst culprits.  Continue reading “Monitoring beverages”

Middle age and deteriorating eye sight

Do you wear glasses? Are they by chance reading glasses?

I have a pair of reading glasses with an attractive frame that were fairly expensive . Their lenses are prescription and work with my distance contact lenses I wear all day.

I only put my readers on when I’m on the computer, when I read fine print, or if I need to see something clearer, up close.

I have no need for reading glasses when my contacts are out. I read my books in bed without my contacts in, and without reading glasses.

Here’s the thing.

Glasses are a pain in the wazoo. Continue reading “Middle age and deteriorating eye sight”