Whose got spirit!

I was a cheerleader in college and for the first couple of years of school I didn't really interact with basketball players outside of games. I dabbled my junior and senior year.  ...more

Crazy Things I Let my Husband Talk Me Into: Turning my House into a Radio Station

By Janice Flegle, Instructor at American Public University...more

Skydiving!

"If God had wanted us to stay on the ground, he would have given us roots."  That's my quote of the week. Yesterday I jumped out of an airplane at 14,000 ft and free fell at 120 miles per hour for 60 seconds. And it was AWESOME.  Guess who's new favorite thing is skydiving??  I'm definitely doing that again. ...more

Repeat after Me, Don't Repeat What Mommy Says

I have had (see how that was past tense, you’ll know why in a second) a habit of saying things when my kids were around that in hindsight I probably shouldn’t have. I was not aware that they were actually listening or I would have not said anything in the first place. I am sure everyone has had this, at least I hope so. One day though I realized my kids do listen, and that they will repeat what I say....more

Update on the crazy

It’s been a while since I really said anything about the cogs and wheels in my brain case.Stuff has changed. How’s that for vague?Mostly things are better. I have found calm where there was…less than none.I don’t really know how. That should totally be something I could just spill out, right? It should be a logical progression. Breathing techniques. Colors and crystals, meditation and sex. Positive affirmations.Maybe it’s all of that. Maybe it’s none of it....more

sparkling pink unicorns

I sometimes wonder what religion must sound like to non-believers.  This whole “I live for Jesus” business a big fat excuse so that bonnet-clad women won’t feel so bad about their lot in life, selling rosemary soap and black currant jelly, sitting on rickety wooden seats next to their overbearing husbands.  To those who haven’t been raised in church, or even worse, have been burned by the allegedly faithful, religion a hard pill to swallow. I get it.  It rings false.  It’s just something to make us all feel good in the dark, cold nights....more
The soul knows what it knows.  A beautiful expression of faith and meaning in life. Thank you ...more

Decisions, Decisions: Mr. Snake in the Road

Today, I took a walk. Nature intervened. Literally. As usual, I made a funny out of it for my latest blog post: http://www.everydayunderwear.com/2012/03/decisions-decisions-mr-snake-in-road.html   Cindy Brown www.everydayunderwear.com ...more

Conversations with Max

I. To Start the Day...more

So much to do!

As Thanksgiving draws closer the pile of projects grows quite large.  I am knitting, crocheting, baking, and pulling my hair out.  I'm trying to get it all done now so I don't have to do it later.  Too bad I should have had this philosophy in July.Sigh....more

Help! My Mother-in-Law Is Psycho!

My mother-in-law is a psycho. She wants to spend time with my kids, but she uses the time at our house to tear through their closets and throw away baby clothes that I have saved while also telling my kids what a bad housekeeper I am. My house is pretty clean, but she points out any little thing I've missed. The kids are usually miserable around her and tell me everything she's said about me. Is there a way to cut her out of our lives without moving to another state?...more