From the office of me.

In case you missed my announcement in front of the second floor Hot Topic at the Mall of America, I declare myself to be the winner of the 2020 Presidential election and the 46th President of the United States of America. …

I can tell you the exact moment I knew I was racist. Four years ago my son and I went to a black family’s house for a play date. The kids got along great. Both a bit shy but shared a few giggles over a fish puzzle.

After a glass…

My son who wasn’t and my daughter who was.

Many things define who we are before we get here. Are you a summer baby or a Christmas miracle? What’s your birthstone? Birth order? How about your birth story?

I had two distinct pregnancies and births. Both defined how I feel about myself and motherhood. …

Let’s make it weird.


I love me some good conversation starters. Ice breakers. Parlor games designed to get to the heart of your inner most fears and insecurities. My husband and I will be celebrating 12 years of wedded bliss this year. 17 years sharing a bed and a bathroom. …


My run in with a bike vigilante.

Something icky happened to me this week. Twice. A bike weirdo picked a fight with me and my kids. Twice. I won’t bore you with the details. It was mostly an obnoxious attempt to educate me on the rules of the road and cyclist’s rights. …

Rachael Flanery

Hi! I'm a mom, teacher, writer, and wife. I don’t know what order to put those in. Let's connect!

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