Practicing 'Warrior' Faith

I used to 'date' this guy that I met at a 'wing ding' - a hole in the wall type restaurant that sells chicken wings.  We met when I was in law school and although our romantic relationship did not last, we remained friends.Once, during one of our dating periods,we had a conversation about me being worried and stressed out about something.Now, he and I rarely had any conversations of substance, so this was rare.   He was not the type of person that I would normally go to for advice, he was a playboy generally not interest ...more

I love your comment "when we pray, we are expecting God's (best) outcome." So true.

Naughty George lives up to his bloody reputation

Naughty George excelled himself today, the git. I was taking him for his daily drag through the village, which, as usual, was punctuated by him wanting to piss on something about every five steps. Oh yeh, I take five steps, feel sudden resistance on the leash, and then look behind me to see NG on three legs (again), with his collar up around his ears. I have also noticed that he is getting more proficient at pissing up things whilst the owner is in the vicinity. Like the car his pissed on today, just as the owner was getting out.   ...more

10 Things I Confess I Do Not Understand from Garden Gnomes to Viagra Commercials.

10 Things I Confess I Do Not Understand1. Women who wear those sweat pants with the word JUICY emblazoned across the rear end. Really?!?2. Pringles Potato Chips, all flavors. It's like the IKEA furniture design team got a hold of some bad weed, smoked it, then poured open a box of  dried potato flakes, a box of Morton's salt, tap water and mucked around in a test kitchen for 24 hours.3. Garden gnomes ...more

All Hands On Deck

Recently, Colby told me I had planted an “overambitious garden.”  He may be right, although I am not complaining…yet.  In my second year of vegetable gardening, the list of things I am learning continues to grow.One thing I’ve learned this year is that one year might produce a bumper crop of zucchini and the next year might be a bust.  This is a bust year for zucchini.  If a bloom forms, it ends up falling off before a zucchini forms.  But, last year was a lousy year for tomatoes, watermelon, and corn, and this year…BUMPER....more

"Stand-Up Biology" by guest blogger Brian Leiken

  "Stand-Up Biology" by guest blogger Brian Leiken Third block biology is a bitch.The class has improved slightl...more

An open apology to hotels all over the world

Dear Hotels All Over the World,I apologize, on behalf of my daughter, for the havoc we have wreaked - and will wreak in the future - in your fine establishments. You see, my husband and I love to travel and we believe, for some reason, that we can still do so even though we now have a toddler in tow. It isn't until I'm in a hotel room for the 237th time that I remember why it is that sane people do not travel with little ones.So that our stay may be a little easier - on us, and you - allow me to please make a few suggestions:...more

Monique Lawless - the Walmart hero - The Universe has such a sense of humor!

I absolutely love to laugh. It is one of my favorite past-times. I find humor in many things – maybe even things that I shouldn’t, because sometimes they are just too inappropriate. However, I have to confess that some of my guilty pleasures include watching inappropriate You Tube videos, and the TV show Funniest Home Videos and stand-up comedians. I have a HUGE appreciation and admiration for those with quick wit and the ability to see and expose the crazy irony in everyday situations....more

The Suck and Sealer

There are few kitchen appliance that I love more than my Food Saver, affectionately know as the Suck and Sealer (S&S).  I love to cook and I make dinner for my family, on average, six days a week.  So, kitchen toys are a necessity…and just plain fun....ContinueLanita Moss A Mother's Hood ...more

3 Parenting Lessons From Celebrity Rehab 5

The way I see it, I'm Dr. Drew Pinksy and my kids are all those crazy druggie celebrities. Someone call CPS. Pump the brakes! Back 'er up! Let me qualify that statement....more

BOOZE OR BACON BLOG: (Hangover) Chicken Pepperoncini

Picasso said, “Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.” I stole this recipe out-and-out by flirting with a line cook. (OK, I was MUCH younger then.) So, with my confession out of the way, I will give a shout out to the real Picasso, my former employer Kelly Sample, who owns Cucina Tagliani restaurants located in Glendale and Peoria, AZ....more