Worm Attack

A few Tuesday's ago I set out to make a quick birthday card. I ran down to the basement, grabbed what I needed from a bookcase, and headed back upstairs to work. I don't like being in basements so I always work like this. On the trip upstairs I felt something on the underside of the box in my right hand. I assumed it was dried hot glue and continued on.   ...more

Dave Barry FTW

Have y’all ever read something so funny that actually-and-for-true LOL? Or stagger around guffawing, unable to stand up from the mirth coursing through you? Then y’all haven’t read Dave Barry....more
BettyFokker I would like to see that in film. 60 seconds parody. To be shown in cinemas before ...more

How Do You Do That?!

Here are just a few things that I wonder about and confuse me. So to people who excel at these things that I don't understand, how do you do that...?...more
Saltless in Seattle Thanks - glad you liked the post :)more

Neighborhood Gossip

Woohoo, Wednesday!  Wednesday is the start of Travis's (and therefore, my off time) weekend.  You could actually say that this trend started in college when both Travises and I would go out for drinks.  Wednesday night shenanigans, our excuse for avoiding the crazy and large Friday night crowds and a good way to make it through the week.  Now a day's it is just the normal schedule, Sunday through Wednesday is the work week.  Today we are going to head to the neighbor's for margaritas and burritos....more

Hide Your Marshmallows, Hide Your Pork Chops, They're Stealing Everybody's Food Up In Here

This week I have a couple new funny dog stories. I learned that my dog will risk her life for food. Travis and I regularly cart Roxi up to our loft. On the evening of this specific incident, we had taken our dinner upstairs to enjoy. The meal was pork chops and we let Roxi have a few chunks that were leftover on the bone. When we finished, Travis carried her down the ladder and came back up to carry plates. Out of the corner of my eye I see movement. My dog was halfway up the ladder....more

Why Traveling with Kids Isn't As Bad As You Think

It has been years since I boarded a plane and went anywhere solo. Recently I did just that and although it was a nice escape (to my parents), I did miss a few things – not everything – about flying with them....more

The New Normal, the Oscars, and, I'm Happy!

SADHVIHave you noticed how a LOT of people are really into their smartphones these days?  I just got back from Las Vegas, and it was just so weird to see how many folks with their he...more

The Pick up

Proof That the Universe Does Indeed Look Out For Moms

Cee loves her pacifiers.Loves them....more

Child Labor

There was a time in our history when big families were the norm, when children were contributors to their parents’ coffers and not the yogurt-tube-slurping freeloaders they are today. Parents pumped out a new kid every year not out of any express religious obligation or even because they preferred the pitter patter of tiny feet to the sound of their own peaceful solitude. They did it because they needed an extra set of hands....more