I am Supermom and so are YOU!

 I Am Super Mom…and so are YOU! Look at me mama.  You are a Super Mom!  I know we throw that term around for the moms that we sometimes feel like we just can’t compete with.  The moms who always seem to have the most perfectly behaved children, who look like they’re dressed for a Gymboree ad, and a lunch that was perfectly packed with organic fruits and vegetables and perfect bed time routines that run smoothly for her so she can spend her evenings quietly scrapbooking her precious children’s memories….but let’s cut the crap! ...more

If you're happy and you know it, tell your Mom

There are certain questions that I ask my son frequently:...more

The worst parenting advice I ever heard

When you are pregnant, you become a magnate for unsolicited parenting advice. (This is one of those laws of nature like gravity or the inverse velocity equation of children and is unavoidable.)...more

I Choose Happiness

Last night I was reading a book, The Writer’s Idea Book by Jack Heffron, and came across a quote that sank into my soul. Does this ever happen to you? It was so perfectly suited for what I feel is a beginning to a very interesting part of my life.I won’t keep you in suspense as to what magical words I found, you’ll find them below. I actually made into a giant graphic to share with guys....more

Everyday poetry: Alone in my tent

 Happiness is your own tent, your own flashlight, your own book, and your own starry night coming up....more

Everyday poetry: Sunshine on schnoz

   It's a dog's life alright....more

Using a smiling monk to teach gratefulness to kids

Been thinking about how to teach gratefulness to kids a lot lately. Interacting with kids from other families will sometimes do that. Here's the thing. In our house, people say please and thank you or else get nothing but sarcasm. And that includes the adults. We say please and thank you to each other and to the kids....more

A simple thought about gratitude and happiness

If you're not grateful for what you have, you'll never be happy with what you have....more

Home Is Where The Roots Are

I’ve lived in five cities, three states, and at least 6 different apartments and two houses in the past eleven years.   It averages to 2.2 years per city, 3.6 years per state.  I realize it may not be that big of an oddity.  Military families move often, and some people move more regularly than Rihanna change hair styles.  Still, I’ve noticed eyebrows raise when I tell people I’m moving...again.  ...more

Today's everyday poetry: A septic system that's not gushing

It's fixed now. Let us speak no more of this. I know it doesn't rhyme. But trust me when I say it's poetic anyway.   ...more