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
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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

Keep Calm And Carry On "So then what did you do? Did you just get your things and leave?" "Pretty much. All I had was my purse." Pause. "And half a sandwich. I went back to the break room to grab a sandwich I had delivered from Jimmy Johns. I kept asking myself, is this all you have? Is this all you have? It was pretty humiliating."...more
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I have been violated by Hugh Hefner the Lizard!

 So what do you get when you mix Hugh Hefner,...more

A Visit to the Spa - Um, what's the going rate on sexual harassment?

A local salon was having a special on massages so I decided to check it out.  Upon arrival, they gave me the standard paperwork with the standard disclaimers to fill out  – list any medical conditions, medications, you’re on we are not doctors, etc.  So I get to the last pages and there’s a contract.  The contract essentially says, “In the event that you sexually harass and/or assault your massage therapist, the massage will end immediately.  You will be responsible for the full price of the massage and gratuity.”  Which got me to thinking – ...more

The English-to-Man Dictionary

They say marriage is an intimate dance between two partners. It is. It's the Chicken Dance. Drunk. In heels....more

Something Unexpected

The courtship with my husband, Colby, wasn’t typical. It wasn’t boy in bar + girl in bar = boy meets girl. As everything else in my life, meeting Colby wasn’t that simple. Our meeting was the stuff movies are made of....ContinueLanita Moss A Mother's Hood ...more

You Found WHAT at the Dollar Store???

I will start out by saying I love the dollar stores. I seem to always be broke, and the various dollar stores around really help me out with the kids' lunches, my snacking habit, and cheap meals like pasta with spaghetti sauce. So, seeing as I don't get paid until Friday and the kids needed lunch stuff now, my sister and I headed to the dollar store yesterday to stock up....more
i have to say that the pregnancy tests really do work i took 2 the day before i went to the ...more

Sisterhood of the non-traveling pants

This is a pretty exciting day for me, as my dear sister is moving back to the valley for the summer with her fabulous hubby and baby-to-be.  This means I will have TWO of my fab four sisters in my immediate vicinity, one big sister and one little sister.  Just a couple more to get over here now…...more