18 Year Olds!

Ugh! Why does it have to be sooooo hard sometimes being a parent of an 18 year old. My daughter wants to be a grown up. She wants to party and decide how late she's out at night and she wants money and NO RESPONSIBILITY! She has a car (I paid for), a cell phone (I pay for) and her tuition, room & board paid for...but it's never enough. So, when I put my foot down, she tries to make my life hell. Well, damn it...I'm not going to take it any more! I've done too much and now this 18 year old is spoiled and thinks that she can manipulate me to get what she wants. I'm done with it!...more

I survived three 18 year olds... I have three more to survive. I feel your pain. But I can ...more

Thank Goodness It's Funny.

 Remember on Friday nights, coming home from school or work to get ready for TGIF Friday?...more

Anniversary of Roe V. Wade

If you end up behind me on the twisting roads of my small New England town you'll probably see the heads of several children (mostly) happily bopping around the backseat of my Volkswagen van, some of them mine, some of them friends. You'll see me trying, in vain, to keep order. You'll also probably notice the  Keep Abortion Legal sticker on the back of my van. More than one person has commented on the incongruity of the two images: the van nearly constantly full of children and the pro-choice bumpersticker. I don't see it. ...more

If you give a pre-teen a cookie, chances are, she’ll want an iPhone

Let me set this up for you. A few evenings ago, Ben and Lexi went to the mall. (And right after I wrote that last sentence, I went to find Ben to ask him, “Why did you go to the mall again?” Because, normally, those words just don’t go together…Ben…mall. He reminded me that he’d needed to pick-up a book at Barnes and Noble. So see, the earth is still rotating on its axis.) Anyway, after he’d picked-up his book, he thought it would be fun to treat Lexi to an ice-cream cone; just as he had when she was a little girl....more

How did this happen?

I don't know when it started to happen, but about a month ago I was feeling upset and tired, mixture of things really. I blurted out to my husband that i was fed up of always being at the bottom of the pecking order. I know what prompted it at the time, but me actually saying that was a bolt from the blue, I am not that kind of person. what happened is that i was getting our toddler off to sleep and he came into the bedroom....more

can I just say, you're is the first 'real' blog I have read on here. I have read a few that ...more

My Love Affair with Owls & knick knacks

So as you know, or some of you may not actually know, I love owls.I love them because they seem magical in a sense, they are so striking to look at, and I find them adorable. They have the coolest eyes and wings andWhen I think back to when I was a kid I was always intrigued by them (especially that owl in Labyrinth, haha) but the last 2 years or so , I started to draw them and now I can't get enough of them.I have over 20 drawings of owls and lots of knick knacks etc......more

Hitting Haiti While She's Down

By now, we have all heard Reverend Pat Robert's unfortunate comments regarding Haiti.  If you missed it, he stated that Haiti brought this calamity onto itself by making a pact with the devil to free herself from French rule.  Really?  Did the United States make a pact with the devil when she freed herself from England?  I think not.  ...more

The Blind Side's Michael Oher Needs to Get Glasses

I recently caught a snippet of a TV interview with Leanne Tuohy, the real-life mom portrayed by Sandra Bullock in the movie, “The Blind Side”.  I was impressed and moved by this movie, which tells the true story of a well-to-do family from Memphis who adopts a teen (Michael Oher) from the projects.  Among the many things they do for him, they help him feel loved ...more

N.J. Mom Charged After School Refuses To Take Action Against Bully

The report of a school superintendet in New Jersey pressing charges against a mom whose daughter was assaulted at school by a bully was shocking to me.  The boy pulled down the 13 year old girl's pants at school and no action was taken against the bully, so N.J....more
@LisaLaGrou i absolutely agree & the same thing happened to my daughter only she was in like 1st ...more

Dear NFL and the Networks that Broadcast Professional Sports

Hello, I have a favor to ask.  I know, you don't know me from Adam.  But hear me out.  Okay, chances are you won't ever hear me at all, but I'll give it a shot anyway. Like I said, I have a favor to ask.  Our kids love to watch sports.  They are 8 and 6 (and 21 months, but he's not a part of this issue, yet).  And they are boys.  ...more

I agree 100%!!!  I find myself changing the channel every time it's a commercial break ...more