Six crazy things I have done as a Parent

They say being a parent changes you. They say you become more understanding, more considerate, more willing to forgive others' faults.What they don't say is how you can turn very easily into a weird, maniacal, crazy freak who does things that you would never have seen yourself doing before parenthood hit you squarely between the eyes!In random order, here are things I (and at times, V) have done, after being anointed parents!...more

It’s 2 a.m. and I can’t sleep. Guess you’ll just have to listen to me ramble about a nun I used to know

This post first appeared on Moxie-Dude.comI recently learned about a nun that I knew when I was 14 years old. Before I go on, know that I’m perfectly aware that most people can’t claim to have ever “known a nun”. Unless you went to a school taught by the sistas, as I did. Then you’re just like me: a toss between highly privileged and mildly tainted....more
Pecked2DeathByChckns  I know. And to be honest, after hearing the news about "Sister Anne", I ...more

Party Of Five

When I found out we were going to be a family of five, I just knew I would be viewed as ghetto when people saw three toddler boys trailing behind me as we traveled throughout our city. Maybe it’s because I was raised in the hood and the stereotype was “if you see a young woman with more than two babies you assume she is trying to beat the system and force tax payers to take care of her children.”...more

15 Disney Characters You Will Work With at Some Point

Before I lived the high life as a mother of two kids, I had an actual paying job outside of my home. I got up (begrudgingly), took a shower (I know, right!), put on presentable clothes (this is almost comical), dried my hair (holy shit did I have it good!) and left my house … in the morning!...more
You are so awesome! Love this post! I think I've worked with them all! LOLmore

It's Cookie Time!

It’s the season that makes adults and pot heads everywhere swoon – Girl Scout Cookies are here!! When my daughter did her stint in Girl Scouts I was beyond excited to have this much yumminess under my roof. It became a financial burden though as I continued to bank roll my snacking addiction – but how do you NOT rip into a box of Samoa’s when they are just on the other side of your garage door calling you at all times of the day?...more

Playground Rules For Adults: Part 2

Life Through My Eyes Without the Edit Button ...more

Seven Best Ways To Stay Healthy - Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?

1) Sleeping:  Sleep requirements vary slightly from person to person. ...more

Mom's "Diagnosis"

I often joke that,"Mom and I were inseparable for the first nine months--then we went our separate ways." She'd drift in and out of my life from time to time but she was never more than a familiar stranger to me. She'd given me to her mother to raise because I was 'in the way' and has always contended that I 'got the life she would've gotten' had I not come along.  Now that Mom is in her late seventies, she has decided I'm to take care of her simply because I'm 'her daughter.' I do not trust her....more

It Might Make You Feel Better to Know...

Is it ok, or not ok to cut the tags off mattresses? A humorous "discussion" between my Husband and I.

If you were at my house listening while my husband and I were having this conversation you would probably end up taking us to court and suing us for that 15 minutes of your life that was taken from you that you'll never get back. The last time was a couple months ago when we bought a new mattress and box spring for our 4 yr old daughter, she moved out of her toddler bed into a big girl bed, we are unwrapping the plastic and getting the bed all set up. Here's how it went down......more
Giggle. I like to take them off.  We left a tag on the ikea futon mattress we bought in ...more