Qualified to Be a Mom? I Don't Feel Like It

It was a rough week in our house. One of our kids (who shall remain nameless) has been an absolute challenge lately. Pushing limits and testing us. Things finally came to a head at the dinner table a few nights ago. It became an epic showdown. (If you listened really hard, you could almost hear the theme song from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly floating in the air.) It has taken me four days to even believe that my husband and I might have won this one... although we're still not positive....more
@katbiggie On the Job Training indeed! For what it's worth, things have calmed down considerably ...more

Ten Things Parents Should Never, Ever Do

1. Take a good, close look at your walls. They will make you want to cry and then hose down your house with disinfectant. 2. Swear. Even if your kid still pronounces "banana" as "babana," as soon as you drop a profanity -- just once -- the little tyke will say it perfectly and repeatedly, in the most horrifying of places (like the doctor's office or your grandmother's house)....more
@hip-babymama I was sure my 3-year-old was playing in his room one day. I called to him and he ...more

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...Enjoy the Hell Out of It

I slept until 11:00 AM today. I swear on the kids lives I did. It was awesome. The best part? I had a hot cup of coffee on my nightstand waiting for me. I kid you not. The only thing that could have made the morning any better would have been waking up at 11:00 AM, being seduced by The Big Guy....on a secluded island, french doors of our luxurious suite open wide, the sheer curtains blowing in the wind, and the sound of the ocean making this 11:00 AM wake up call the most sensual experience of my life. But beggars can't be choosers....more

The Drama Troupe I Gave Birth To

I can’t begin to imagine where they got it from – probably their father’s side – but I have some rather dramatic children. We still laugh about the time we told 5 year old Noah to put a book away and he contorted his face into a picture of agony, lifted the book above his head and bellowed, “noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!” like a super-hero villian whose plans had been thwarted again....more

Are Room Mothers Masochists?

What causes fatigue? Too much alcohol, caffeine, partying, TV? Phooey, I say!I know what's tiring. Working a job in your kid's classroom!It's elementary, my dear room mother.Dear Ms. Yokelclinger,...more

Messed Up...Just Enough

A couple of weeks ago I noticed that Honey Boo Boo was all my twitter peeps were talking about.  I was clueless as to what/who Honey Boo Boo was.  I felt like that person at a party who stands in the corner just watching because they don't know anyone and feel left out.  I sent off a tweet asking my peeps what the hell Honey Boo Boo was all about.I wish I had stayed in the corner, blind and ignorant as to that whole ridiculous train wreck....more

Post BlogHer Revelations - The Worst Part of Parenting

I wrote this the night I got home from BlogHer... ...more

Things Every Mom Says or Just My Mom

I love that Twitter is trending #ThingsEveryMomSays because if gives me a chance to share one of my favorite quotes my crazy mom used to say..."Honey, I HAD you to do the dishes. You should be thanking the dishes. It is because of the dishes you exist."Every year I think my mother was smarter than the year before. ...more