Great Sex Doesn't End at 40

I love a good steamy love scene on TV. Reading about BDSM in 50 shades of gray is enough to make me salivate. I sometimes think about making a "naughty" movie of myself for my lover. I must have about three sexy pieces of lingerie that I secretly bought (and didn’t tell anyone about) over the years. So what’s stopping me from letting loose?I’m old....more
Great post!  I think exercise with light cardio, light to medium weights and lots of Yoga which ...more

Six ways to repurpose powdered milk tins.

And why would we need to keep all that s***, taking up valuable space?My husband had that look. I know I better have a very good explanation ready, to ease his punctual and organized mind. I'm not a hoarder, but in my husband's eyes, I will quickly become one if he'd let me. Maybe he's even right about that.Anyway, the *** he's referring to is a series of up til now, 7 big powdered toddler-milk tins. Number 8 will soon be added to the collection. They are, indeed, big. And noisy. But, I keep them for a reason. For a number of reasons actually....more


  “Hey Live!”I turned around to see Aaron was back and standing there in all smiles in his self glory of knowing he still had a small part of my heart.  If only he knew he had the softest, weakest and pointy part of the heart. Aaron started peeking through and buying items, between his fun, only to see Maz multiple visits. I had to tell the sisters about him too.“Hell! Don’t stop them. Take all of their money.”Like I said two hours of Maz and Aaron trying to see what the other was up too....more

Breaking News: LEGO Fails Girls (Again)

Oh LEGO. You’ve gone and done it again.In April 2012 representatives from your company met with SPARK.  After that meeting I had such hope that there would be change in your approach to toy design. Admittedly, I let things slide. I got busy and stopped paying attention for a while so I didn't know where things stood. Then today I saw this:...more

Guys and dolls (no, not the musical)

If I was to give my son a baby doll today, he would hand it back to me with a "no thank you, Mommy," and continue playing with a car or truck. I know this, because I've tried it. This just tells me that...more

Assembly Required - On Christmas Toy Setup

Christmas toys. They come in boxes. They look small and tidy. And easy. They lie.  Take the teeny, tiny trampoline I got for my girls for Christmas this year, for example. It came in a small, flat box, it's only about 3.5 feet wide, max, and it didn't even have springs! Piece of cake, right? Hell, I could set that up myself. Or not. ...more

Kindergarten Kids - The Great Cleanup


This Story Has a Happy Ending

Once upon a time, a little boy met a small pink, polka-dotted bear. It was love at first sight. The little boy took Gumdrop everywhere with him. Gumdrop rode in the car with the little boy, went to the store, napped and cuddled and played.One day the little boy went to a giant warehouse full of large boxes and bulk items. He took Gumdrop with him, because remember, Gumdrop went everywhere. But somewhere between 5lb bags of spinach and the large container of jellybeans, Gumdrop was lost....more
Denise Thank you! I had been planning all sorts of diversion techniques to get him to forget ...more

Big Hugs Elmo On Sale


Kids don't need as many toys as you think.

Last week my life partner and I had the chance to watch his 1-year-old granddaughter for a couple of hours. Her papa brought along a couple of stuffed animals but no other playthings.That was fine, since I’d prepared for her visit by pulling together:A clear plastic jug that once held eight pounds of popcornA small dough scraperSome metal measuring spoonsTwo canning-jar ringsA large kitchen spatulaFor the first 15 minutes or so Rose sat on the couch like a very small queen with a very large diaper butt. She stared all around her, checking out the scene and fingering the textures of the afghans beneath and behind her.When I gave her the plastic jug with the kitchen items, the fun really began....more