It's the night before the first day of school. Everyone's in good spirits, some more excited than others, but it's good enough. My youngest sat in bed, cuddling his little blue bear, “Baby.” I smiled as I remembered the first time I gave him that ...more
I stood at the white picket gate in the backyard and felt it rising in me, from even deeper than the pit of my stomach. That unwanted feeling that I have become more familiar with than I ever wanted to be. Shame.
I had snapped, again. I barked at ...more
If your kid was charged with waving a rubber penis out of a car window, how would you feel? First, I am not saying what he did was right at all. Small children could have seen this, and I'm sure it offended people. Personally, I would have laughed if ...more
I've wanted to write about this for a while, but I've been sitting on it to decide whether or not I still felt justified in my actions, or if I was having a moment of poor judgment. Now that I'm a few weeks removed from the event, I'm going with the ...more
Pregnancy: Almost overnight, the life I know becomes a mix of morning sickness, strange food cravings, and raging hormones. A few months in, even getting off the couch requires a serious effort. My back is killing me, my feet are starting to look ...more
As the blogosphere overflows with back to school posts, frankly I'm tired of reading about it. I'm tired of reading about moms crying into their whiskey laced coffee mugs because Johnny started Pre-K. My kids haven't gone back yet. In fact, orientation is today, and I'm not going to pretend I'm not happy as a pig flopping around in his own excrement about it.
It happens often. When I'm out with my daughter, someone invariably exclaims, “Well, aren't you just the spitting image of your mother?” Outwardly, my daughter smiles. To the stranger, she seems thrilled to be given the comparison. To this mother's eye, I notice a faint twitch beginning to form behind her grin. Or maybe it’s just a bit of nausea coming on. Either way, she's clearly not pleased....more
The last days of your pregnancy are, how do I say it, AWFUL! They drag on in slow motion while you uncomfortably, well, drag on. You simply cannot wait another day to meet that little bundle of joy that you’ve been dreaming about for nine months. You also can’t sleep, you can’t eat, and you can’t do simple things like put on pants or get into bed without an ass kicking from your sciatica nerve. Nope, you can’t wait to shoot that tiny human out of your baby maker. Here are 12 ways you know that you are really ready to have that baby.
The “D” word.I said the “D” word.Disruption. Despite my reservations, I let E go down for a week and a half-long visit with Bmom and his bio siblings. I couldn’t come up with a better reason for him not to go than “I don’t think it’s a good idea,” and couldn’t explain beyond that, so I caved. Next time I’ll know better, but you know what they say about hindsight. ...more
We did so many things during our vacation that I can’t fit it all into one post! I’ll highlight a few of the more interesting or useful destinations and attractions we encountered along the way. For once, our vacation planning worked out well! ...more
To make some extra money, why not use all of your knowledge and resources in helping others save money the way you do? It would be well worth it to spend some money on a "consultant" (such as yourself) and gain the massive savings you would help them find. Advertise yourself in church bulletins and grocery store pull-tab posters ....more
All children have struggles: that's just part of growing up. However, some children have an easier time dealing with life's stresses than others. There are so many circumstances, and no child's situation is the same. Because life is hard, some children need assistance dealing with their challenges. If you're worried, take a look at these five indications that you should look to professional help for your troubled child....more
Haha!! I just read an article called "we dont play with our vulvas at the table." I think it was on the Scary Mommy site!Don't you just LOOOOVVVEEE how kids retell stories? Not to mention that they go on, and on, and on, and ON AND ON AND ON ON ON ON STOP TALKING ALREADY!!!love kids ....more
Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers are healthy snacks you can offer your children after a long day at school. 17 moms offer their best back to school snacking and lunch tips. Find some great ideas and get a chance to win a $100 VISA Gift Card on each blog. Read more