Internet dating advice for boys...

Some of my online friends have been internet dating...I again want to say good luck with that. I have opted out of the internet dating scene due to bad choices and preferring to be single for the rest. of. my. life. rather than try it again... But since I adore all you girls that are giving it a whirl, I thought I might try and help the boys out a little bit while filling in their profiles, so here is my advice's good advice, take it...really. All the examples I am using are from real life profiles ... be afraid. ...more

The Sanctity of Sick

Thank you! I am really hoping so!more

At This Point, What's One More Load Of Laundry?

Our little girl is completely outnumbered by her three brothers. She needs a girl’s night out as much as I do. We thought it would be nice for her to have some time with other three year old girls doing something fun and girly. So we signed her up for dance class once a week....more

Policing: Grandma Style

Recently, my squad car partner Jim asked how I get away with the rules I police by. I laughed because I think it’s a mom/grandma thing.I’ve written about the juvenile hooligans in town loving my pink handcuffs and it’s true, but there are times they hate to see me coming....more
@HomeRearedChef Thank you Virginia, I think we are a lot alike:-)more

Women's Room Etiquette - Is There Such A Thing?

So I know that restroom lines for women are always interminably long and most times, I am patient. But when the inconvenience extends to more than just lines, it gets annoying. ...more
@halfmountain thank you for your comments. I'm not disagreeing that it takes time for us to do ...more

The Price We Have To Pay

The things that happen at my house…. As I came home from work, I found my husband, Marc, sitting in the den with our cat, Alex, on his lap.  After Marc greeted me with a big hello, this conversation occurred: ...more
@victorias_viewwho? Alex or Marc? LOL!more

Life Happens Between the Trapeze Bars...

  I saw this in a little book shop in Chelsea Market in NYC.  It seems to me that many of the most meaningful moments in my life happened while reaching from one big goal to another.  It was in risk and the small moment in between I've often learned the most....more

Can "Playing House" Sound Too Much Like Real Life?

My children have a friend that we see quite regularly. Recently, though, I have noticed that on EVERY occasion the pretend play revolves around playing house. Normally, this would be fine, however, the "couple" (sometimes a princess dating a race car or a regular family with baby doll children) seem to be rather whiny and fussy towards one another. I feel that I might be hearing private conversations from this child's house. Am I being overly concerned about this area of imaginary play? Should I just leave them alone? I’m just worried that the neighbor child, who is rather young, is overly concerned with boy/girl relationships. Or is that normal?...more
I love the humor in your posts!more

Things To Ponder

I'm sitting here this morning and there are a few things on my mind:1.  KFC has a current ad stating there is no such thing as chicken nuggets so they won't sell them.  But they sell "boneless" chicken wings?2.  The big fad nowadays is organic this, organic that.  People in the 1800's ate everything organic and their average lifespan was 35 years old.  Just sayin'....more

Driving the Facebook Minivan

With Elliott’s birthday and her attaining the magical age of 13, we finally let her have a Facebook account.According to her, we were mean parents and made her wait until she “legally” could have an account.  This made for some mad feelings on her part because all of her friends had accounts and she felt left out.  I guess they didn’t care about the age requirement, and lying about your age is always a good decision…...ContinueLanita Moss ...more