Tips on How Not to Blow Your Budget with Back to School Shopping

Ah August. The sun is shining, the grass is burning, the flowers are blooming (or wilting) and we all feel the winds of change off in the distance. It will be back to school time in just a matter of a few weeks for many students....more
@aitch Yep. Brown lunch bags aren't just for lunch anymore. They're great for helping you when ...more

The Good Thing-Bad Thing Principle

Newton's Third Law of Motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.For the purposes of this discussion, however, I would like to extend this in another direction.If I may...For every freakin' adorable thing Matthew does, there is an equally mean/sloppy/disruptive thing soon to follow.This is what I call the Good Thing-Bad Thing Principle....more
Hahaha! Oh! It's only going to get funner! I never want go back to that magical age of 2 with ...more

Mr. and Ms. Communication

I am a typical female.  I hear 95% of everything anyone says, I process it in my chaotic, busy brain, I store it in the appropriate compartment or break it down into lists, all the while talking a mile a minute and carrying on a witty conversation.It’s how my brain works.  It’s how most women’s brains work....ContinueLanita Moss A Mother's Hood ...more

Motherhood. The End of Dignity.

Lemme tell ya a little story....more

Customer Disservice

If you have the excellent fortune of knowing me personally, you will know that I have rather strong feelings about the way I (and others) should be treated when bringing my (or their) money into any establishment that trades goods or services for said money. ...more

We Get Blonde with a Little Help from our Friends

Baby Boy has become quite curious lately as to why things are the way that they are. To wit: "Why is it windy?" "Why does that tickle?" "Why does Daddy's tummy looks like it has a baby in it?" Today he was asking why people are different colors. "Well, that's the way god made us....more

the movie

The other thing that's hard about raising girls is having "the talk". My husband refuses to have anything to do with it ("You're a girl, she's a girl, it's your job"). Fortunately there's "the movie". For those of you who haven't dealt with it yet, it hasn't gotten any better since I was in elementary school..... My daughter saw "the movie" in fourth grade. When she came home from school, I asked her if she had any questions. "No" "No?" "Nope, I'm good........" But I could tell there was something on her mind....more


One of the hardest parts of raising a girl is dealing with b-o-y-s. Most importantly, dealing with how dad deals with boys. We have a lot of kids in our neighborhood, and they've spent most of the summer running the streets, playing soccer and riding bikes and playing tag...but in the past couple of weeks, I've noticed a change. At the beginning of summer, my daughter would play outside occassionally - she enjoyed playing with the neighbors, but there were plenty of other things to do  as well....more

On Being a Pity Case

For all intents and purposes, I am a pity case - a stay-at-home mom, who, due to bad timing or terrible birth control (or both), found herself the ward of three children under 2, married to a man whose only real flaw is having a rotating work schedule. I've been beaten, kicked, puked on, and stepped over. I've had chunks of my hair ripped from their roots. I am a mess.And people know it....more

Mischief and mayhem

So my sweet little darlings were playing while I put my makeup on in the bathroom. Landon my son has an obsession with his blow up rubber bath duckie. he is always pulling it out of the tub and pulling it around the house and then he will just stop and crawl in the duckie tub and sit there. Also he has an obsession with toilet paper, he grabs the roll and tried to run with it. Daily. Now my little girl Dakota she is 3 she is a mischief and mayhem professional and she is always right alongside Landon helping him further his education in the mischief and mayhem organization....more