Parenting

Re-blog: Twilight Walkers

My bedroom is shrouded in twilight. The sounds of tiny feet shuffling on the carpet breaches the silence. I pretend to get a few more minutes sleep. The bed rustles and tiny bodies slide against my sides still warm from their sleeps. I sigh inwardly wondering when their internal alarms will stop sounding at six… Continue reading Re-blog: Twilight Walkers

Mental Health

Nightly Infestation

This piece was originally posted in August of 2016 in response to The Daily Post one-word prompt. You can visit the original post here. Nightly Infestation “Obsessions are recurring ideas, thoughts, images, or impulses that seem senseless but nonetheless continue to intrude into your mind.” – Edmund J. Bourne, PhD What was that noise? The… Continue reading Nightly Infestation

Memoir & Life Stories

Twilight Walkers

My bedroom is shrouded in twilight. The sounds of tiny feet shuffling on the carpet breaches the silence. I pretend to get a few more minutes sleep. The bed rustles and tiny bodies slide against my sides still warm from their sleeps. I sigh inwardly wondering when their internal alarms will stop sounding at six… Continue reading Twilight Walkers

A to Z Blogging

Moonlight – The Space Between Bookstore presented by A to Z 100 word stories

Moonlight Whatever part of the bookstore we were in now had an open ceiling. The sky above us was magnificent, but I was shocked to see the moon. We had slipped quietly into night. We knew without speaking that the Croco would nestle in somewhere and sleep now because it doesn’t like the coolness of… Continue reading Moonlight – The Space Between Bookstore presented by A to Z 100 word stories

Parenting

Dream a Little Dream

“Mommy I can’t sleep tonight. I’m going to have a bad dream.” The little voice cried from beneath the depths of blankets and stuffed animals. This was quickly becoming a regular occurrence that needed to be curbed. Hmm, I thought to myself as I looked down at the tiny form that was now reaching up… Continue reading Dream a Little Dream

A to Z Blogging

A – Z Blogging Challenge, Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles presents the Letter Z for Zonked

The google definition of zonked as a verb is “1. Hit or strike 2. Fall or cause to fall suddenly and heavily asleep or lose consciousness” (February 7, 2017). I love my older boy’s ability to zonk out, it has never been a trait I could master. However, he has fallen asleep chewing pizza, slept… Continue reading A – Z Blogging Challenge, Raising Boys: The Penis Chronicles presents the Letter Z for Zonked

Memoir & Life Stories

Sleep(less): A Young Police Mom & the Last Fingers of Tiredness

As Zarya’s 5’3 and 135 pound frame enters the daycare she is swarmed by a mob of hyper toddlers jumping, hugging, grabbing, and generally causing mischief. One small hand reaches out and starts to pull her baton from her duty belt. With a mother’s lightning reflexes she stops him just as he pulls it free.… Continue reading Sleep(less): A Young Police Mom & the Last Fingers of Tiredness