Irie Parents

Raising kids right?

Alan Riley

Raising kids right?
I was recently on a blog site.  The moms on the site were discussing the newest and most debatable topic of today: Gun control.  One mom stated that her son of only 12 years old wanted to walk out in solidarity with his classmates during the “National School Walk Out Day” promoted by the Parkland survivors and victims of the nation’s most recent mass shooting.  She proceeded to explain, proudly...

Millennial Parents: Raising the Next Generation

Alan Riley

Millennial Parents:  Raising the Next Generation
I am the oldest of the millenials, so I like to say.  I barely missed the date to be a generation x’er. My generation has been defined by words such as “You had too many birthday parties, so you feel very entitled” or how about “you live with your parents for way too long.”   

Redundancy

Alan Riley

Redundancy
This fella looks nothing like me, we do however share the same pose.  Of late I’ve been perched on my desk like this an awful lot.  This is a small violins post, so treat it as such.  I am thankful for all I have and hugely positive for the future, this is snapshot of really early feelings when the ground underneath shook.

Finding Air

Alan Riley

Finding Air

Raise your hands if you are… Over worked Overwhelmed or just plain Over It.   Every day there seems to be a new stress in life; the kids are sick, the cat peed on your clothes, the bills are late, and the car just broke down. Whatever the case is for you, you’re just feeling like you might lose your shit. I get it. As much as it sucks, as much as you want to scream, pull your hair out and turn in your adult card and say nope. All the while knowing that you can’t. I get it. I’ve...


Seasons

Alan Riley

Seasons
...my husband and I are going through a season now. We had our second child recently even though this is a joyous time it’s been tough on our relationship...
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