Here are some of the more popular pieces I’ve written at highly irritable. I’ve organized them after painstakingly gathering them using a complicated algorithm incorporating raw statistical data, reader response and whether or not I felt like putting them here.
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You’d think that technology or social media or violent video games or predators were the biggest threat to our children. It’s worse, folks. The biggest risk to our children’s well-being is much more insidious and it hides in the skin
I miss school. The learning part mostly, but the thermos of lemonade and Wagon Wheels were pretty cool too. I’ve missed it for a while, but I knew things were serious when I started reading my daughter’s high school Geography
My last post was about the state of my backyard after the long and crappy winter 2013. This post, to shake things up a bit, will be about my front yard. (I am all about variety here at highly irritable.)
This was my backyard about a month ago. We had an ice storm here in Ontario just before Christmas and along with losing power for a few days over the holidays, we also lost a lot of tree branches. My
We are just into our second month of dog ownership here and by all accounts it’s going better than I had expected. Harlow is sleeping through the night – a feat my 10 year-old son has not yet achieved –
I am looking for work. When I am looking for work, looking for work is my work. I send the kids to school, fire up the computer, and then I go online in search of employment suitable for my experience
Babies cry. Sometimes they cry a lot, and sometimes for seemingly no reason. You’d think that most people would understand this, but even I wasn’t aware until I had my second baby. Because Baby Number 1? She didn’t cry. Like
She’s already throwing some serious shade, so yeah; I think she’s gonna fit in here just fine. [Other stuff: I’m doing a bit of a blog re-vamp here at highly-irritable. I’m changing stuff up – a spring cleaning of sorts
It seems hell just froze over. In other news, we are getting a dog. (To be fair there was no “first” news posted here which would indicate what is to follow actually counts as “other” news, but you’ve probably got
* This post was originally published last year on MamaPop, soon after my 40th birthday. I just turned 41 on Valentine’s Day and I think I need a refresher. Maybe you do, too. I turned 40 recently, and it was