Pest Control

Zap! Crackle! Sizzle! Booyah! I got another one! What an adrenaline rush! Don’t believe me? Well, you try falling asleep with one of those blood suckers’ persistent buzzing in your ear at 2 am. What I don’t get is, how, and I mean, how do they know where your ear is? Why the ear?!...more

A Letter to The Grass That is Always Greener on the Other Side

Dear Greener Grass,I've got news for you, you're not that green, in fact, you're not even greenish. It's only the lights and reflection playing tricks on my mind. And that's what you actually are, an illusion.You pull me towards you with an invisible rope, I feign resistance but dutifully yield, only to discover it was all a facade. And numerous times have you entrapped me in your snare. At times coaxing, others matter-of-factly.But now, I'm on to you. I've had enough. I'm throwing down the gauntlet right at your non-green feet. Pick it up if you dare....more

Amy Schumer, Satire, and the Appeal of 'Trainwreck'

As I’ve mentioned here before, it’s a rare occurrence these days that I get excited about a movie. ...more
Cool! Glad to hear that. I confess I haven't seen it yet (something came up Friday night) but ...more

9 Ways Pregnancy Prepares A Woman For Motherhood

When I was pregnant with my second child, I had an epiphany.  I realized that being pregnant was preparing me for the physical, mentally, and the emotional roller coaster that I will have to endure in motherhood for the rest of my life.  Let me explain.  Pregnancy can be a beautiful and wonderful experience.  It can also be tiring,...more

Park Moms: Observations from the Playground

At the playground, Kay goes off to play with the first kid she sees (shy she is not), and I get to people watch. Here are some of the personalities I've noticed at the park. Which one are you closest too? ...more
This is so true! Id have to say depending on how much sleep I had the night before I'm either ...more

My Little Brony - The Truth About Ponyville.

There's a whole group of "bros" out there obsessed with My Little Pony.  Yes, the animated series made for tiny children about a unicorn pony named Twilight Sparkle who goes to the magical land of Ponyville to learn lessons about friendship.  These full-grown men call themselves Bronies and "brohoof" each other....more

How To Write a Viral Blog Post

There is nothing better than getting the attention you deserve on the Internet. The best way of doing this is by writing a blog post that goes viral. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, “viral” means that everyone in the history of the world reads your writing but you still eat a can of reheated chicken noodle soup alone for dinner. As someone who has never written anything that has reached an audience that exceeds the maximum capacity of a Denny’s, I am the perfect person to tell you how to compose and handle the thrill of viral blogging....more
I have never written a anything close to viral post I through my self a party when something ...more

In a blog rut? Publisher reveals epic tips!

The better blogging guide* that arrived shortly after I began this blog is sitting on my desk and I'm fighting the urge to put it through the shredder.After blogging for a few years, I thought I should give it a read and see if I could pick up some pointers. Turns out I get a gold star in the "so awesomely wrong" category.Guide to Better Blogging: An Overview...more