Cathy Cantu

I am a writer and mom of 3 teens who keep me teetering on the freaking edge of sanity.  I am fluently mediocre at mothering, and wine is my friend.  I am also a true-blue Southerner, ya'll, and I love poking fun at my fellow rednecks.  I love writing humor about the chaos of family life, but I can't help getting a little misty when I realize how quickly my kids are growing up. 

I'd Go On "Wife Swap," But I May Miss My Reality Show At Home

Cathy Cantu - The Frazzled

College Goodbyes: Letting Go

Cathy Cantu - The Frazzled  My oldest child is starting college next week, and my husband and I will drive him thirteen hours to school to help him get settled in his dorm.  Saying goodbye will be one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. ...more
@Justin with an a Thank you very much.  I'm so sorry about your emotional time.  We just have to ...more

27 Ways Cats Are Like Teenagers

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Another Birthday, Another Boat-load of Stupid

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A Sleighfull of Fuzzy Polaroids and Magic Moments

Cathy Cantu - The Frazzled        At Christmas my nostalgia rises like the aroma of snickerdoodles wafting through the kitchen.  Of course that would be the “slice-n-bake” kind rather than homemade because, instead of Martha Stewart, I’m more like Peg Bundy minus the stilettos....more

O Come All Ye Braggers: Merry Christmas From Me and My Hot Masseuse

Cathy Cantu - The Frazzled          It really chaps my chestnuts when friends send Christmas cards including brag-letters about their amazing trips.  I never go anywhere cool.  My cultural awareness consists of the time Layna and I happened to be at Nuttin’ But Beer ‘n Wings on “Chug Around the World” night....more

Please. Stay

Cathy Cantu - The Frazzled Mom5minutesforthefrazzledmom.blogspot.comGo.Go on, walk to DaddyGo get me another diaperGo play on the slideGo knock on the door and say “Trick or Treat!” Go put away your toysGo watch BarneyPlease go play!  Mommy’s tired!Go on in the classGo say hi to herGo sit on Santa’s lapDon’t go out too far...more

Halloween From the Eyes of a Parent

Cathy Cantu - The Frazzled Halloween From the Eyes of a Parent        When my children were in pre-school, Halloween was a much-anticipated, momentous occasion. It was a night in which the young were free to imagine, to giggle and scream, and to be who they truly were, deep in their five-year-old hearts. ...more

Sister Act Steals Mom's Heart

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Embarrassing My Teens Is Sweet Revenge

Cathy Cantu - The Frazzled      My teenagers dream of me morphing into an invisible valet that drives them around, keeps the fridge stocked with chocolate milk and, for God’s sake, doesn’t talk to their friends.        My kids say I embarrass them.  I’m not sure why, on account of I try to be cool.  Ya’ feel me? ...more