He Isn't Homesick, But His Mom Is

It’s been a month since my son, Matthew left for college. I had promised myself that I wouldn’t be a basket case and would not need a prescription for Xanax or several bottles of wine, although I purchased a few just in case. All summer I knew this day was coming but boy, it sure showed up faster than I expected....more
@HomeIsWhereYourMomIs  I hear ya! Mine is only 2 hours away...but, have yet to just drop by! We ...more

5 Things Stay-at-Home Moms Do Not Sign On For

About three months ago, I became a stay-at-home mom again. I've been one before. Heck, I've been everything before: a working mom, a single mom, a single working mom, a stay-at-home mom, a work-from-home mom, a mom who took her kids to work with her. I'm pretty sure I've been in almost every angle of the stay-at-home mom vs. working mom debate, and even created a new angle or two from which to view it. Bottom line: I love being a stay-at-home mom. There are some things, though, that I did not sign on for as a stay-at-home mom....more
What a lot of women don't realize when they quit their jobs to be at home with the kids, is that ...more

A Shout Out To Judy Blume

 I initially published a version of this post back in January, but in light of Judy Blume’s announcement of her battle with breast cancer, I thought it was a nice shout to the woman who taught me about sex. Sort of. Enjoy....more
 @Denise Hey Denise. Thank you for reading and yes, it was my way of telling her what a huge ...more

Hello! My Name Is....

Greetings! I am not new to the world of blog, but most definitely to a realm where the blog is read by someone other than my kids or extended family. So please be gentle.The "who"...that would be me, not the classic rock band. I have recently found myself in a three bedroom apartment with one 16 year old child, one bicycle, zero cars and a manufacturing job that I have a love/hate relationship with. ...more

Breastfeed your First Child for your Future Children

When you welcome the first child into your life, you are overtaken with a love so deep that you didn’t know it was possible.  It is absolutely amazing… followed by absolutely exhausting, which is promptly followed by nerve wracking, overwhelming, chaotic and confusing.... ...more

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The Pool Is Fun & Relaxing -- for Everyone Except Mom

It’s Saturday morning and I wake up and realize that OMG, I promised the kids we would go to the pool today. I had come up with a gazillion great excuses during the week but today it is warm and sunny… and no rain in sight. Thanks a lot weather.com. Drats. I’m stuck. Kids don’t realize that you just don’t hop in the car and head on over to the pool or water park. Those clean towels and drinks and snacks and sunscreen and toys and floats and chairs don’t just magically appear in the car. Someone had to get everything together and put it there....more
 @knmcevoy I know exactly what you mean about the "Watch this!!!"  I was trying to read and my ...more