My Sentiments Exactly

Finding the perfect greeting card should be easier.It’s such a frustrating routine of: reach for non-cheesy-looking card, read it, unleash my best eye-roll, angrily return card to its slot—repeat, repeat, repeat. I’ve bought more blank cards than ever this year because it’s simply easier to write my own sentiments....more

Twice as Modest

S and N are the most modest six year olds I've ever met. Prior to turning six they were the most modest five year olds I'd ever met.At the beach they'd want me to close all the doors to the mini van so they could change in the car without anyone seeing them. I'd have to wrangle a compromise (so they wouldn't suffocate) by hanging towels across the open doors.Now they don't even want the other to see them changing. Ironic because, as identical twins, they already know what the other looks like naked. ...more

Were You Born With It?

 The age-old question -- Are you born with a natural ability to sell?  Or is it learned?  Even though I have been in sales as long as I can remember, I can't answer that. ...more

Where IS the beef?

So, once a year, sometimes twice, I have the proverbial "Mac Attack" wherein which my brain magically forgets what the double decker sandwich does to my stomach and I am urged by an unknown power to go out and get a Big Mac.I have no will power.Every. single. time. It never fails. I will order one, dream about the taste of it on the way home, then I end up waiting an hour to consume it because my twins are too busy being needy and wanting things like food and attention....more

9 Reasons Numbered Lists Bug the Sh!t Out of Me:

Unless you don’t read, don’t watch TV, or live under a rock, you’ve seen a numbered list recently.They're everywhere! Every. Where! If you’re a blogger, as I am, or a reader of blogs and on-line “news,” current events sites, etc, then you probably come across one of these lists daily: 15 Mistakes New Cooks Make (um, they’re new cooks, right? Must we judge?); 12 Ways You Should Dress Like a Drag Queen (I’m sure there are reasons, but unless you’re a Drag Queen, why would you?)– you get the idea....more

Grateful and Guilty Naptivist

Dear Felis Catus, The divine catnap is probably my guiltiest pleasure. The other guilty pleasures come and go, much like bugs and birds and butterflies—not to mention yarn balls and other irresistible provocative delights—but the catnap remains a staple pleasure. ...more

The 'Burbs

I know I’ve already done a very special movie this month, but The ‘Burbs is on Netflix and I just love it. If you haven’t seen this movie then go check it out now. Tom Hanks plays a burnt-out suburbanite staycationer whose neighbor manages to convince him that the new family on the cul-de-sac are murderers. Much to the chagrin of Tom’s wife (in this case, Carrie Fisher) he and a few of the guys from the neighborhood (Bruce Dern and Rick Ducommun) decide to conduct their own guerrilla-style investigation of the new family and their creepy basement....more

Golden Girls: High Anxiety

If you’ve watched The Golden Girls then you have probably heard a lot of crazy St. Olaf stories. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Rose hurt her back thirty years ago pulling a plow to till the soil during planting season. Ever since, she’s been taking narcotics. That’s why she’s so un-phased and stupid all the time....more

A Support Group for the Spouses of Zombies - Bloggers Anonymous

Hello, my name is ________.  I have a blogging problem.  I've been participating in NaBloPoMo this November.  Two things have become clear to me.  1) I have blogging problem.  2) So does my husband.  There are a lot of support groups for bloggers, but I've never seen a support group for the spouses of bloggers.  Quite frankly, I don't think bloggers need any more support....more

A Middle Aged Woman Walks Into a Sex Shop... It's No Joke

Note: At the end, if you have enjoyed this post, please hit the star, above and to the right. Thanks!...more
Oh my! You are a much more adventurous mama than I, it would appear. I think more and more ...more