Female Genitalia Police

 I recently wrote a humorous piece on things I would never subject my vagina to (key word here being humorous). One of the things on my list was waxing. I have nothing against it personally, I am just a quaking coward and at 59 don't feel the need to bare it all....more

27 Things You Know If You're From A Small Town

Roundabouts are actually just four-way stops."Traffic" is having to wait an extra second or two to pull out onto a busy street. People don't honk to be rude, they usually just want to say hello....more
I moved from a city to a small town and agree with this too! The things that shock me the most ...more

To the Small Things of Marriage

In a couple of weeks, my husband and I will celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary.  We've discussed possible plans.  I suggested a weekend spent organizing our house.  While I believe that one will be vetoed as simply too un-anniversary-like, I'm cool with us not doing it big or giving each other expensive gifts.  I have told him as much and I believe he would like it notarized.  ...more

10 Things That Are Not Cool About Getting Older

1. Mail no longer consists solely of care packages, CDs from Columbia House, letters from your best friend dotted with hearts, and magazines containing quizzes about how to land the man/woman of your dreams.  Now your mail has nothing but bills, fliers for gutter cleaning, and quizzes from your financial advisor entitled “What Will College Cost When Your Child is 18?”  Do not, under any circumstances, EVER take this quiz.  It will scare you so badly you will actively root for your child to fail his second grade spelling test....more

10 Disgusting Things Only A Mom Would Do

When you become a parent, you do so many gross things you never imagined.  It’s bad enough that you have to wipe the poop off someone’s butt for a solid two and a half years or so—but did you know you’d be wearing that poop?...more
Luckily, I haven't needed to do #3...at least not yet.  LOLOL Although once I did hear a solid ...more

Are you Working 2 Hard @ Running??!!

 Are you running for fun...or have you made running work?  If you are PAID to run then by all means....work at it...although I still believe you would benefit from listening to my fun theory!...more

6 Lies Pregnant Women Tell Themselves About Motherhood

Lie #1: “I’ll exercise before the kids get up and lose that baby weight in no time!” ...more
I don't know why but I was STILL thinking this stuff on my third kid!  I did manage the organic ...more

College Search Chaos: Visiting Colleges, Part One

Are you planning some college visits to help your child decide where to apply?  Do you envision you and your child pleasantly strolling about leafy campuses, listening to vivacious tour guides while your child warms to the charms and virtues of higher learning?...more

Hang-ups...A Reflection on Motherhood

Standing in the laundry room, taking the zillionth item from the dryer, shaking out the wrinkles with a quick “snap”, sliding a hanger in one sleeve and then the other, the pink and white striped t-shirt with the glittered front pocket falls to the ground.  Picking it up, snapping it clean again, eradicating the dog hair that has jumped onto it during its mere seconds on the floor, centering the hanger (more carefully this time), it falls....more

Seven Top Secret Things to Discover About Houston by visiting San Francisco. OK...so...they're not really so very secretive...O

We visited San Francisco over Spring Break and of course, now I want to live there. As soon I finish living in Kemah, Jerusalem, San Antonio, New York City and New Orleans. I'd link to my original post titled "Everywhere We Go, I Want to Live There", but it turns out that I posted that during my Flickr stage and the photos are not viewable until I have the chance to update them. ...more