Father is actually the mother, and mother is actually the father?

I just read an article about a transgender couple who gave birth to two children, and that the father is actually the birth mother and the mother is actually the birth father.  The transgender couple still have their original sex organs because they cannot afford reconstructive surgery.  The couple plan to tell the children when they are older. ...more

Won't Someone Please Think of the Children? A Community School Supplies Rant

Just when I was reflecting on how rant-free my blog has been of late, I found a post that made me want to bitch slap the author. Since I believe it's assault (and maybe a felony?) to bitch slap a stranger, plus logistically difficult as the author lives far away, I've decided to give her a virtual bitch slap. I'll summarize the post because I refuse to link to it: This mom is incensed by the idea of community school supplies. She finds the idea of buying supplies for her kid, which are then "dumped" together with all the other kids' supplies and shared, EVIL....more
I don't personally care for community school supplies. If the teacher asks for extras on a "wish ...more

Refusing to Say "I Don't Want to Become My Mother" Anymore

I've spent most of my life either saying or thinking, "As long as I don't become my mother..." like it was some kind of motivational quote for my life. As long as I could keep chugging along and not become her, I was doing okay. As long as I didn't make the same choices she did, that would mean that I had somehow done better with my life. I knew with every fiber of my being that I could become my mother, but I didn't want to. I wanted my own life; I wanted to be different. ...more
I think it is great when you can say you actually want to be like your parents.  I did not have ...more

To Binky or not to Binky, that is the question...

So I'm in the lovely swimming lesson observation room again talking to one of the other mothers.  She had her two year old with her in the room.  The two year old had a binky in her mouth.  I also have a two year old son who still uses his binky.  We were talking about our different excuses to why our two year olds still used a binky.  The other mom said she wanted to wait until her family had gone on vacation to quit the binky.  I really don't have an excuse, I just want to sleep at night and my son screams without a binky. ...more

Guilt, Loss, Love

FOR FULL POST, CLICK HERE **MrsMuffinTop preface:  This will be my last post on the death of my mom.  This specific topic has bothered me for a while and I needed to see if anyone else out there could relate.  After this, I will go back to my usual nonsensical humorous topics* ...more

Powdered Alcohol

When I was in college I smuggled a fifth of Jack into a Van Halen concert in my underwear. As I approached the security checkpoint I could feel it slipping. All attempts to discretely adjust my cargo were futile. By the time that I reached the front of the line, I was desperately clenching the bottle between my thighs and my flirtatious hip swaying walk had turned into a very slow shuffle....more

7 Things Your Mother Needs To Hear you Say

When I was a child, my mother was the center of my universe.She seemed to alight from high, and softly land in all the right places.She never raised her voice, and never ever raised her hand....more

Back from California

 We just got back from visiting our son and daughter-in-law in California. Beautiful sunny weather and a great visit.  Grown children are such a blessing. We talked and talked about lots of things, global to personal. We are very blessed....more

Mother Raises Awareness of Malnutrition

Most of us are given a healthy start to life. We are taken care of by our mother from the moment she sees the “pink line.” My daughter was given every advantage to a healthy start to life.  I ate a well balanced diet rich in fruit, vegetables and dairy, and I religiously took my prenatal vitamins. Because of this she thrived inside of me for nine wonderful months.  Unfortunately, she lived for only a short time – thirty minutes at most....more

Let's learn something: How to talk to our parents about their future

Mom, we have to have a conversation. You are a wonderful mom, and you are a phenomenal grandmother. I look forward to so many years of you and my son playing hide-and-go-seek, cooking in the kitchen together and doing whatever crazy-wonderful things you can think up to spoil him....more