Once Upon a Princess

In 1981, I got up at 4:00a in the morning to watch Prince Charles and Lady Diana walk down the aisle.  I was 17.  From the moment Buckingham Palace announced Prince Charles’ engagement to Lady Diana Spencer, I was enchanted.  She was a tall, shy, blonde and I immediately felt a connection.  Maybe it was the passing resemblance to the Princess, or my fascination with her fashion sense, or my need to believe in happily ever after.  It didn’t matter.  I couldn’t get enough of the fairytale....Continue...more

Supermoons and Super-tasty Salmon and Dill Fishcakes

Last month there was a significant date in the astrological calendar. Yep, it was the night of the 'supermoon'. To be honest, although it sounded good, I really didn't know what a supermoon was. A normal moon but with a cape? ...more

My dog smelt like a decomposing rat. I had to do something

Today I finally decided that I needed to give Naughty George a bath. After all, it had been a few years, and my five-year-old daughter Izzy had got to the stage where she wouldn't eat inside the house because he honked so much. ...more

LOL! It takes them ages to build up the scent of Eau de Muck, and then we destroy it in one ...more

Words of Wisdom Wednesday.

Since I fancy myself a modern day confusious, *insert sarcastic laugh here*, I figured I would turn my Wednesdays into Words of Wisdom Wednesday. ...more

Wedding Chapeaux

I love royal weddings.  I love British weddings because they seem to “pomp and circumstance” the event up more than we do.  I think it is the hats.  I love the hats they wear to weddings and I am disappointed that this charming practice didn’t make it across the pond....ContinueLanita Moss A Mother's Hood ...more

Teach your children well, their father's hell did slowly go by…

Not too long ago, my husband, Marc, and I took a defensive driving class to save some money on our auto insurance.  We were dreading going, because we thought it would be long, tedious and boring.  Fortunately, the class was taught by a wonderful and lively man who made the class interesting, and the time just seemed to fly by, mostly because he used driving examples that had broader life implications.  For example, he asked the class if anyone has a child, niece, or nephew who is about to learn how to drive.  Numerous hands rose up in response. “Can I teach them...more

Would I Look Too Old?

I am always looking for new projects and hobbies.  I love art projects and crafty hobbies, although I never stick with one project too long.  My house is filled with piles of projects unfinished…knitting, stained glass, needlepoint, sketching, painting.  The only crafty hobby I have stayed with for any length of time is cross-stitch, although some projects took me years to complete....ContinueLanita Moss A Mother's Hood ...more

From Loincloth to Booty Floss

Whose bright idea was it to invent the thong?  Of course, I’m going to have to google this, but even before I go anywhere near a computer, I can bet it was a man.  I am sure of this.  No woman in her right mind would have ever thought of creating something so ridiculous....more
" As far as I’m concerned, the only cheeks that should be visible on a public beach are those on ...more

Mutha Lion

I like to think I am one. I like to think I have at least a bit of the spirit of my mother, Mama Rose, who once said to a former boyfriend of my sister’s who had pushed her around, “If you ever touch my daughter again, I’ll have you killed. And I know the people to do it.” (And she did. The old broad’s Italian, after all.) I like to think that Disney developed “African Cats” based on my parenting skills....more

reality never measures up, does it? i, too, am a thoroughly devoted mother in theory - in ...more

Smart-Stoopid is the New Skinny-Fat

Skinny-fat.  You've heard the term?  It's when you fit into your skinny jeans but you barely have enough muscle to pull them up over your tiny rear end....more