How can you tell it’s December? The Elf is on the Shelf

So, yeah… Rebelshire has a fecking elf. He arrived 3 years ago in a fit of desperation on my part. Trapped at home As a stay at home mom of not one, but TWO rambunctious toddlers in a small NYC apartment, I was game to try anything that might get them to calm down as the holidays…

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If the Super Moon Wakes You up for Silly Games

This morning we played Peek-a-Boo with our friend the Moon. My son and I, giggling softly, wide-eyed in the quiet room. Mister Moon slid swiftly across the Western sky Ducking behind tall buildings – I’ve never seen him be so spry! “Hey, Moonie, I still see you!” My Boy called out in glee. For while…

Inspiring Serendipity: a How To List

I’ve mentioned this a time or two before, but music has always been my first love.  Not that I’m musically inclined, mind you. My memories have nevertheless always seemed inseparable from the soundtrack. At this point, I could ramble on in 20 directions – each path a song, each inspiring another story, or chapter, or…

Rejoice! For on the Seventh Day, She Rested

Monday, it’s another Monday. And Mondays are hard, aren’t they?  But this is not just any ol’ Monday. There’s a whole host of things that are different about this day, including, but not limited too: This is the Monday following the time shift here in the United States (well, most of them). Always a wonky…