T-shirts, Fanny Packs, and Visors, Oh My!

Boy, have I gotten off-track quite a bit lately with my blog posts.  I’ve veered down the road with thoughts on everything from infidelity to jogging to Simon Cowell.  (Not sure if all those are related, but I’ll ponder that and get back to you.) For the sake of returning to the true theme of my blog  – being over 40 but remaining “24” in every way we can – let’s turn our attention to fashion.  Let me begin by saying that I write, unfortunately, from some experience in what not to do in this regard.  I have certainly committed ...more

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Even Though Sometimes My Punch Lines Fall Flat

It’s easy for me to see why humor is a beautiful characteristic –- after all, the sound of laughter and the look of a big, wide smile are two very beautiful things. But cultivating humor is hard -– truly amusing people, I suspect, are just born that way. Most people are probably like me: personable and fun, but not actually funny-funny. Does this mean I’m missing a key beautiful quality? Do funny people shine a little brighter than the rest of the ho-hum world? ...more

You are right - humor is so much more than jokes. The older I get, the more I see the ...more

The Stifling of the Seas: It's Just Not for Me!

My husband and I were elated when we discovered his parents planned on being in Florida at the same time with us. They  thought it would be the  perfect way to escape the cold and spend time with their grand kids. They also offered to watch the kids so Mr. MBA and I could go on a cruise!  It seemed like the perfect getaway! Seven days of  us time! Sailing out on the open seas!...more
@KarenLynnn  @BarbRey Karen, my Mom loved every minute of it. She had a great time with Princess ...more


Yesterday I became a published author. Not an author of a whole book, but a published contributing author. A published, contributing author in a book that was printed and showed up on a bookstore shelf. The latest Chicken Soup for the Soul New Moms came out yesterday and you can find me on page 231....Continue Lanita Moss A Mother's Hood ...more

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Lessons in Parenting: Death Comes to Snowgirl

Certain things you expect to learn when you become a parent: changing diapers, folding onesies, bulking up the college savings.Then along comes a Snowgirl....more

I haven't forgotten the caption competition by the way

Greetings! This is just a quick post to let you know that I haven't forgotten about announcing a winner for my sick caption competition. ...more

Yep, I killed yet another gadget

Can you bloody believe it? Less than six months after I killed my last iPhone, I have now gone and killed my current one deader than a T-Rex. ...more

Why Men Are Never Depressed

Paul forwarded the following email to me: Men Are Just Happier People -- What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can be President. ...more

Practical Tips to Survive Theme Park Madness

If you have ever been to a Disney or Universal Studios theme park you know that it is bound to be crowded, busy, full of long wait times, and over expensive snacks. The ultimate goal is to go have a great time for the whole family. But there are days when the madness of theme park ensues and you leave feeling tired, anxious, and grumpy.  I learned a few tips which will save you  grief from crowds, and help maintain your sanity. 1....more

I saw the sign, and it opened up my eyes... I saw the sign

Whenever my husband, Marc, and I go to Florida, we always start our trip the same way. My mom picks us up at the airport and takes us to her house for a light lunch. After we eat, we pack up the clothes we keep there, and head over to the hotel where we stay. On our way, Marc always stops off at little place nearby for a haircut.  The last time we went to Florida, we arrived on a Sunday....more