Go Home Tuesday...You're Drunk- five things currently ticking me off

Guys... a lot is ticking me off right about now.I mean I've got the Cocksackie...strike one...  I can't eat, I can't drink, I can't talk and my mouth is in constant pain.  We are going on day five of this mess and I haven't even lost a pound.  It's just about the most unfair thing in the world....more

Sticks and Stones

I was 10 years old the first time I heard the name, "Geraldine Ferraro."It was in a joke, I now can't remember, somehow swapped for the word "Ferrari” on the merry-go-round at Washington Elementary School. I found myself reeling as I whirled in circles soaking up the scoop on this sinister succubus who would one day dare to oppose our republic’s rightful redeemer, Ronald Reagan. I was thirty miles outside of Wichita, but a world away from the “elitist East Coast” as I gained my informal education on the playground in my proudly conservative precinct in Southern Kansas....more

12 Ways I Wish I Was Better

Like most people, I fall short in many ways. I wish I was better at managing my time—at turning off my work mind, and turning on my calm mind. I wish I was better at goal-setting, and not allowing mindless iPhone scrolling to replace actually productivity.I could document a laundry list of things I’d like to get better at; but today, in this very moment, my wishes are not that simple....more

Were Those Vaginal Babies?

 "Were those vaginal babies?" No joke.  This was an actual question regarding my tiny newborn twins.  ...more

7 Reasons My Cat Should be President

 7 Reasons Why My Cat Should be PresidentBy Pamela Jane This has been a contentious political season, but it’s not too late to change direction!  Following are seven compelling reasons to elect my cat for president.  In short, Mittens:1.  Can retract when he’s make a mistake (he’s always coughing up hairballs).2.  Sees both sides of the issue (first he wants to go out, and then he wants to come in)....more

Master of Mediocrity- How to Bring it and How to Wing it

When I first embarked on this parenting journey nearly a decade ago I was bent on being a textbook mommy.  I had read the books and watched enough of TLC's A Baby Story to consider myself a total expert.  I was 24 year old.  It has taken me the better part of a decade to arrive at where I am today...a master of mediocrity. ...more

The Great White Hope

Few fictions have fueled more foolhardy quests and beguiled the hopeful hearts of full-grown women more frequently than the legend of those ever elusive, so-called “essentials of summer" -- white jeans. ...more