Yes, I'm a Liar

Jennifer: Ok, I admit it. I don't tell the truth a 100% of the time. I don't mean to lie or stretch the truth, but it pops out and even as it leaves my mouth I know that it is not exactly the truth. Turns out I'm not alone, I recently read an article about the 'Top 30 things Women Lie About.' Survey in this article revealed that 97% of women tell "harmless" lies, every now and again....more

Classes Parents *Should* Take

It was a good 5 minutes or so before I realized that the reason the grilled cheese sandwich wasn't cooking was because I never turned on the burner. Usually it's the other way around -- I turn it up high to heat it up fast, then burn the damn thing because I am flitting around the kitchen to one distraction or another: put milk in sippies, Cheerios for baby, put away 3, no make that 4 dishes, why are there crumbs all over the counter, where are the paper towels, don't throw the grapes on the floor, OH CRAP THE GRILLED CHEESE IS BURNING! Kinda like that. ...more

This post is SO true. I love the class about the milestones... I knew some of them but as #2 ...more

Why don't you write like Erma Bombeck? Yeah. I'll add that to my list of things to do.

Most of the conversations I have outside my house go like this: "So, what kind of work do you do?" "I'm a writer." "What do you write?" "I'm a ghost writer for the craft industry. I write blogs and web content." No matter who I'm talking to, by this time their eyes have glazed over. It was worse when I wrote lesson plans for an education company. People under 40 tend to change the subject. Those 40 and over come back with the same thing: "You're kinda funny. You should write like Erma Bombeck." ...more

I'm in the South. We butter just about anything that doesn't run from us.

For People Who Know Me Who Read My Blog

Shhhhh. *Glances about furtively* I have to be careful with what I say here. It has recently come to my attention that you are not the only person reading my words. There has been, it seems, a very large leak in security. ...more

If my family read my blog (other than the cooking blogs) they would be aghast.
Blogging is ...more

Mutant SuperModel and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

I went to sleep with wet hair and now my hair is sticking up everywhere and when I got out of bed this morning I stepped on my son’s Legos and by mistake I dropped toothpaste drool on my silk blouse while brushing my teeth and I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. ...more

Baby Battles

In which you don't care

ot that you care, but every morning (well, Monday through Friday) I get up, take out the dog, make the coffee, drink my CHOCOLATE protein shake and quickly glance at the paper to see how stupid the world is and realize that once again, nobody has asked for my input. ...more

True Grit

I Threatened My Children...

It's time I got something off my very ample chest. I threatened my children when they were little. I also lied to them. They know this and, I think, they have forgiven me....more

Think they'll forgive me? Thanks for reading!

I blog at 'Peep Into ...more

Life As A Pineapple

Long ago, my friend's friend told her she needed to be, " tough like a pineapple not soft like a peach". The context of the statement was due to some serious boo hooing over a dumb boy. I thought the sentiment was hilarious and have used is as my own ever since. Later I was to discover that a pineapple was the symbol of hospitality. Again, I loved it and adopted this icon to be my own since I've been a Party Planning Goddess my whole life. As I started to study French I listened to how native French speaking people say the word "the" in English....more