Mother's Day Eve Brought Me Back to Life

The 2008 Missoula Mother’s Day Eve Bash brought me back to life. That’s not hyperbole. I still remember the car ride home afterward, grinning from ear-to-ear with radio blaring, knowing my husband would stare amused and amazed: What the hell have you been doing?...more

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

What kind of Mother’s Day gift do you buy for your mom or that mother-figure in your life? It often seems like women have everything....more

To the Mothers Who Made Me

To the mothers who made me the mother I am, thank you. You are the mothers who have taught me that a little patience goes a long way, especially in public. You're the mothers who keep their cool when faced with total chaos. I admire your composure. I make it a point to try to emulate you. You are also the mothers who totally lose it in public. I don't judge you, but I do take note. I don't want to look like that. Try harder. Be more. Dig deep for patience. ...more
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This Father's Day

 @Sue @ Housekaboodle I love those ideas! I can't imagine quiet with 8 kids.  Thank you for ...more

Belated Mother’s Day Adventure: The Golden Gate Bridge

My belated Mother’s Day present, in this case, was definitely better late than never!  My mom and I made plans to walk the Golden Gate Bridge by taking the ferry. I thought it was an awesome idea!...more
 @Tistypoalotamis Ah, I could go for a Margarita right about now.   :)more

Mother's Day

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Lacking

This past weekend, as everyone everywhere lauded mothers and grandmothers and stepmothers and den mothers…I was far from forgotten.I got cards and aloe plants and an app for my phone that lets me pretend to run from zombies.My husband was just as sweet and accommodating as he always is on days like that. For some reason it always means so much to me when I get mentioned on his facebook or other public forum. It’s very high school and probably a reflection of some deep seated problem, but it makes me all warm and fuzzy. He knows this. He indulged me....more

Mother's Day

“Contrary to popular belief, Mother's Day was not conceived and fine-tuned in the boardroom of Hallmark. Mother's Day started nearly 150 years ago, when Anna Jarvis, an Appalachian homemaker, organized a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions in her community, a cause she believed w ...more
I think that law could be coming for some of our more populated beaches too. Sad, because I love ...more

A Mother's Day S.O.S.--It's Not What You Think

I always look forward to Mother's Day because it's the day I receive homemade (schoolmade?-since they are made at school and not home...discuss) gifts from my kids. I've received Betty Rubble inspired necklaces with painted clay baubles, handprints pressed in clay or painted on a ceramic tile, and magnets proudly displaying my children in various stages of missing teeth. I love the sweet mommy cards and poems that accompany such gifts with their "festive" decorating....more