How to Stick to a Schedule, when you're a BUSY Mom!!!

 Lately, I've gotten several emails about putting your babies on a schedule like Brayden is. I thought it might be best if I answered you in a post in case anyone else was interested. I'm by no means an expert - this is just what worked for us and for Brayden. All babies are different and what works for B is just what works for B.I'm a stay at home mom....more

"The Mother and Child Reunion is only a motion away..."

It’s H1N1 season and many (but not all) hospitals across the US have changed their visitation policies so that children (under the age of anywhere from 12 – 18 years of age) are no longer able to visit hospitalized family or friends.  For mothers expecting the birth of their second child – and especially those that are looking ahead to a second cesarean birth and a 4-day stay  (a growing category) – the thought of a long separation and a concern for their older child’s feelings is making these mothers truly sad and quite anxious.  And who better to reach out to in times of distress?  Other mothers.  Who have “been there”, “learned that”.  ...more

Deathbed Conversion

When my grandma was dying, my born-again Christian mother was very concerned about the state of her soul. One day, after staying by her side for days and days, Mom asked Grandma if she would care to invite Jesus into her heart as her personal savior.Grandma said, "I'm kinda like S____ [that is, *me*, her granddaughter]. I don't like anyone bossing me."I am flattered by this story, because my grandma and I share this in common. We don't want to believe in Mom's religion. We're not Christians. It's a fact....more

I have a story to tell you about my grandmother. She was of a rabid sect of protestant flavor ...more

Dress Codes are for Everyone

I just became aware of the dress code issue in Mesquite County Texas regarding the length of 4 year old Taylor's hair.  If you aren't aware, here's a link to an AP story and video....more

Mary Ann, Claudia, Stacy and Kristy

It's baaaaack....more

I wrote about the comeback too and had to regretfully admit that I was more like Mary Ann (I ...more

My most unwilling subject

Meet Claire, the dog that daily ruins my idea of will someones gotta give, and sure doesn't look like it'll be her anytime soon...

I'm back

I wear a lot of hats like most of the women I know. But when my son was born last year my first time mom hat took over and blogging took a back seat. I feared spending too much time online because of the possibility of missing those beautiful moments off.  But after some time, I began to miss it.  I missed weighing in on the issues that are important to me and those that are simply matters of frivolity. And really, I came to see being a mom as manageable and not the  big scary world everyone had been warning me it was....more

Shame on Chuck E. Cheese!-

Has anyone else seen those recent Chuck E. Cheese commercials? They're the ones where the moms are so worried about their kids safety that they become over-protective and can't relax when the kids are out to play. One commercial shows a nervous mom standing at the window looking outside while the kids play on the swingset.  Another shows a mom wrapping her kids up in bubble wrap before they go for a bike ride.Oddly enough, the solution message then enters... take your kids to Chuck E. Cheese where they can have some safe fun....more

Suburbs of Our Discontent

If you’re interested in taking your kid to see a Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream's your best bet. There's rhyming, slapstick humor, dumb parents, and fairies. No evil or scary characters appear, and the overall silly quotient is very high. What's not to like?  ...more

Real Live Writer

Playgrounds ...more