Best Intentions

It was in the 50's today and I decided that it would be a good idea to take down the Christmas lights while we still had a chance before bad weather strikes again. We're expecting pretty bad storms and then a drop back into the 30's tomorrow. This plan would have gone over better if our whole family wasn't sick....more

Away in a Manger

Christmas came early this year- for me anyway. My husband, wanting to make up for the Great Bath Towel Gift Debacle of 2009, or Towel-Gate, as I like to call it- was busting at the seams to surprise me with my present. He knew he had selected the perfect present this year, however.MJ is a practical man who picks out practical presents. I should feel lucky after talking to friends, to get gifts at all, but it's hard to feel excited when your husband presents you with a pillow for your bed or pots and pans....more

Animated Movies with Hidden Agendas...

So I took my boys (5 and 3) to see Bee Movie this weekend. I was not impressed. Sure, it had some amusing moments, but I felt suckered. What the previews promised was a fun movie about a bee that wants to break free of his bee-destiny and ventures outside the hive for adventure. What we got was a public service announcement on why without bees, our world would end. Happy little tale, eh? ...more

Where is the Mid-Life Crisis Barbie?

I went for a job interview. Nothing special, just an associate’s position at the local department store. I’m in a weird place right now. I think it’s a mid-life crisis-only no hot, young blonde boyfriend and t-top camaro for me…instead it’s a lot of wondering where I am going with my life, whether I’m doing anything worthwhile, wah, wah, wah. This is truly pathetic-here I am with a loving family, a nice house, new cars…but I still feel like something is missing. ...more

Self-Esteem and Mommyhood

Being a mom is hard. That's it in a nutshell. I'm not going to sugar-coat it. I'm not one of those flowery, ethereal mothers who have it all together who spout off about what an absolute gift from above that motherhood is, their hair perfectly coifed, nails done, macaroni necklace in place. I used to pretend I was one of "those". Now I just smile and nod when I listen to someone going on and on about how rewarding motherhood is and how baking cupcakes for a school party is SO fulfilling. I have come to accept that this is just not me. ...more

GoMommy Has Entered the Building!

HI! I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm GoMommy and I have been a member of blogher for approximately 1hr and 2min! I'm a stay-at-home mom to two very outgoing boys, Big E is 5 and Little C is 3. My husband of 10 years MJ is constantly coming up with schemes to save money-and most of them involve new cars...hmmm. I don't know what I want to do "when I grow up", but I do know that I love to write and love, love LOVE reading! And exclaimation points, apparently! My url is: randomactsofmomness.blogspot.com Come on over and check me out! I can't wait to check out YOU! Thanks! ...more

MJ's solution for every problem seems to be a new car-BMW dreams on a Hyundai budget! He will ...more