co-write · Detour · Holiday · mini-post

(Trite) Holiday Blessing Challenge

One week until Christmas Day . . . Am I the only one wondering where the hell this year went? Gah. Before we know it, we will be ringing in 2017! And as the clock strikes midnight on December 31, this New Years Baby will be another year older and (I’d like to think) a… Continue reading (Trite) Holiday Blessing Challenge

Detour · Holiday · Philanthropy

Where Are You Christmas? 

“Why can’t I find you? Why have you gone away? “ Cindy Lou Who sang it best in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, hands down! (Sorry Faith, I still love you.) While we all have to deal with some real-life “Grinches,” I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again . . . the holidays are… Continue reading Where Are You Christmas? 

Holiday · mini-post · Random

You’ve Got Mail…

And not in your email inbox.  That package from Amazon is ‘out for delivery’.  Someone thought enough of you to handwrite a card, shove it in an envelope, lick the seal, and stick a stamp on it.  Or it could be a dreaded bill or a pile of junk mail, but let’s pretend these items… Continue reading You’ve Got Mail…

ERIN EDITionS · Guest-Blog · Holiday · Struggle

Buck Tradition: An Erin Edition

 Thanksgiving has come and gone.  I did not eat turkey.   The ‘Elf on the Shelf‘ did not arrive.   But by the grace of God,  I survived it. This holiday season will be my third to experience as a single mother. I really thought I would “have it together” by now and that the awkward,… Continue reading Buck Tradition: An Erin Edition

Detour · Holiday · Philanthropy


Oh the things they come up with to prompt a smile. . .  1-2-3 Say CHEESE! The “cheese” mouthed smile is beyond awkward to say the least.  But awkwardness aside, it has been the picture posing standard for many years. CHEEESSSEEEEEE.   Speaking of still having teeth, dare I say that my grandma (Mom’s mom,… Continue reading Say CHEESE! 

Detour · Holiday · Philanthropy

But First…Let me take a #(UN)SELFIE

Oh the ‘Selfie‘ epidemic. . . And that (super annoying) song that topped the charts in 2014.  And the selfie stick.  And the plethora of photo filters we now have at our fingertips to make our selfies ‘flawless’. My mother hates the ‘selfie’ concept and I may have figured out why.  Mom has never been… Continue reading But First…Let me take a #(UN)SELFIE

Detour · Holiday · Philanthropy

Who Will You Hatch? 

Ahhhh the week of Thanksgiving is upon us. Family. Food. Football. And then (the chaos of) Christmas shopping officially takes over the internet and storefronts nationwide.  At the strike of midnight, sometimes before, mothers (and fathers) will brave record Black Friday crowds to score their beloved children the most sought after toys for the best… Continue reading Who Will You Hatch?