Besties
Feb06

Besties

 “I have a new best friend!” “You do?” “Yes!” “Who is it?” “MY NEW BEST FRIEND IS SNOW.” “Good one.” var hupso_services_t=new Array("Twitter","Facebook","Google Plus");var hupso_toolbar_size_t='small';var hupso_url_t="http://www.lifewithroozle.com/2016/02/06/besties/";var hupso_title_t="Besties";Like this:Like Loading...…

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Shared Custody Is Awful, Shared Custody Is Fine
Feb05

Shared Custody Is Awful, Shared Custody Is Fine

I try not to think a whole lot about living with shared custody. Because when I do, I break open. How can a person not be with their kid for 50% of the time? How can I possibly do this? And yet, I do. And if I really think about it, parents with 100% custody co-parenting in the same house and marriage really aren’t with their kids all the time either.…

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Do What Works Until It Doesn’t, Then Do Something Else
Jan20

Do What Works Until It Doesn’t, Then Do Something Else

Age six seems to be the age when it all falls apart. We’ve been here before, in glimpses. When she first learned how to stand up in her crib and the bedtime routine had to change. When she started dressing herself but had to change three times before school so mornings had to change. When she decided she’s part mermaid and refused to walk but instead slithers across the floor with both legs squeezed into one leg of her...

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She’s The Life Of The Party
Dec08

She’s The Life Of The Party

It’s Party Season these days. Well, for Roozle, it’s always Party Season because she has all the friends with all the birthdays in all the seasons, but it’s Holiday Party season this time. Bedtime is pushed back for Advent activities and having friends over and watching Elf. She has a tree in her room with stockings for her dolls. They celebrate Christmas every day.…

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It’s Not Perfect
Nov30

It’s Not Perfect

  It’s not perfect, but it’s mine. My practice. My getting better. My keeping going. I often don’t know what I’m doing or maybe even why. No one can answer why all the time. I want to answer why all the time. Life doesn’t work like that. Parenting, faith, love, loss. None of it works like that.  It’s not perfect, this showing up.…

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