The Honking Goose

something to honk about

Sew What

I did some sewing today. These will be a gift for my mother-in-law. Two matching potholders and four napkins. The poinsettia fabric I bought last year and made her an … Continue reading

November 20, 2016 · 8 Comments

Remembering when America was Great

I was born in 1980. My parents were part of the back-to-the-land movement in Northern California. We had 40 acres, an incredible community of like-minded young people who were helping … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · 7 Comments

my kid said that 3

Overhead my 10yo say, “I like bananas. Bananas are great. You can use them as a sword. You can use them as a gun. You can use them as other … Continue reading

November 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

state of mourning

Last night, when the results were still coming in, I was at work at the restaurant. As the results began to clarify, there was fear. The denial I was in … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · 16 Comments

Gifted Children

My children are gifted. Frequently and generously every winter holiday season. I don’t hate it, but I’m not thrilled about it either. The thing is, even without their parents buying … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 28 Comments

I have an entourage

Did you know that? I’m so cool. Members of my entourage are carefully selected to make me seem clever, tall, fashionable, and cool when they follow me around. They accompany … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 53 Comments

this is not the line for parenting advice

I work in a mid-sized retail store where I am sometimes cashier at the register. Parents come through my line – okay, mostly moms – with happy little children – … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 89 Comments

a message from my 8 year old son

My 8yo son gave me this note. I am passing it along to all of you. The owl is wise. More advice from an OWL: Stay focused Be ‘hoo’ you … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 37 Comments

tinkle, tinkle

When my children were very small and learning to use the potty, I made up a song to sing to them. Sung to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · 45 Comments

tell me, Dr. Octopus, will my kids think I am dumb?

Hey, gang. How’s it goin’? The other day I wrote a post about listening to my son talk about playing Minecraft. Well, that reminded me of a blog post I … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 35 Comments