Happy Birthday - I hope it's not pants...................................

My other half is having a birthday today.  Not that he makes a big presentation of it.  It truly is less of a bang and more of a whimper affair.  I don't think it's an age thing.  I won't tell you his age for fear of embarrassing the poor lad.  Suffice to say he's over 40 by precisely 4 years.  Whoops!  ...more

How to Annoy Your Facebook Friends in 9 Easy Steps

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I am growing increasingly tired of the constant commercial that is Facebook these days. It seems like I can't sign on to my News Feed anymore without being blasted with before and after pictures (eww, panties! Why are they ALWAYS in their panties?), pictures of "free" luxury cars, and invitations to Facebook parties. I like my friends, and I like Facebook, but can I just say it? Enough is enough! Please just stop! In light of my current frustration with Facebook, I present to you 9 simple steps to annoy your Facebook friends. ...more
Great list! Reading it was like hearing nails on a chalk board :) Facebook as a whole has ...more

Chores of the Childless

I have heard it said before that having a baby changes everything. I knew this was true when I found myself incredibly grateful to be able to sleep in until 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning. Pre-parent me would have died a little inside if someone had told her that there would come a day when she would view a 7 a.m. wake-up call or an unaccompanied trip to Target as major things to look forward to, but three years of parenthood does strange, awful things to our psyches.Much like war....more

Things That Made Me Go, "Hmm..." - Week 33

So, last week I skipped my regularly scheduled post because I was busy whining and wallowing in self-pity. But now that I’m back to being awesome, here’s what made me go, “Hmm…” these past two weeks....more

my kids think I'm a magician.

We bought doughnuts for my husband on Sunday. We ate them. This morning, my son decided he wanted one of the doughnuts. I told him they were gone. He said, "but I want one!" I again explained that we didn't have anymore, but that wasn't good enough. He wanted one and expected me to make them appear....more

Momfession: How I Failed This Week

By most standards, I would have to say that on a scale of SAHM ability, I am somewhere between "Pretty Okay" and "Pretty Almost Great". This week, as an exercise to improve my momness, I'm going to lay it all out there for you, Reader, to show you how I did this week, according to my kiddos assessments....more

I don't always like my children.

Let me preface this by saying that I LOVE my children. From the tops of their heads to the tips of their toes, I love every precious inch of them and the little people that they are. I do. I really do....more

Ticks are in season and here’s what you should know about Lyme disease

This post first appeared on Mona Andrei's personal blog, Moxie-Dude.Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike bugs?Deep life question #1: Why do we even have bugs???...more

10 Not So Surprising Things I Learned in My Son's 1st Year

As we approach Ethan’s first birthday, I am reflecting on his first year of life and how I have learned a few things.  Not sure if any of this information will help me in the future, but maybe someone will read this and feel better about their own experiences. ...more