Christina D

Frazzled Mom of five boys...yep, no girls!  Our oldest is legally an adult, and our baby is starting preschool.  My life is hectic and sometimes feels out of control, but it's also filled with a whole lotta love!

My Blogs

Little League Isn't for Kids

The kids asked me after my Princess Disney Half Marathon if I won. I love the possibilities of youth. After all it is a race, their mom is awesome, of course she won. There's that pesky truth we know as adults: Someone is always faster. I try to explain to them the nuance of success. The woman who won the race holds the American record for the half marathon. Her record is 1 hour and 7 minutes. There's a lot I can do in an hour and seven minutes, but running 13.1 ain't one of 'em. ...more
Oh boy...as a former Swim coach, there is so much here I disagree with, whether this was written ...more

New Kansas Law Could Allow Spanking of Children that Causes Redness and Bruising: Say What?

A few months ago, I was at a "mommy's night" house party with some women I don't know very well. As the wine flowed, so did the conversation, each of us bringing to the table our recent anecdotes, exciting stories and frustrations. At some point, one of the women started in on how much her children were annoying her lately. She related stories of back talk, open defiance and sibling in-fighting, and we all nodded our heads sympathetically. Then she said something that made my blood run cold: "My hand actually hurts from all the spankings I've had to give lately." ...more
So you admit to hitting your child-hard-(your words) but because you are playing around and he ...more

Today's Unsolicited Beauty Tip: "Short Hair isn't Sexy"

“I mean, figure skating isn’t a real sport. It’s athletic and beautiful, but it’s not a sport”...more
I'll defend my bald husband's virility any day of the week. And you bet your behind Jason ...more

Today's Unsolicited Beauty Tip: "Short Hair isn't Sexy"

“I mean, figure skating isn’t a real sport. It’s athletic and beautiful, but it’s not a sport”...more
Ok-you still aren't making a case for volume proving public opinion. You are a loud cretin, ...more

Today's Unsolicited Beauty Tip: "Short Hair isn't Sexy"

“I mean, figure skating isn’t a real sport. It’s athletic and beautiful, but it’s not a sport”...more
Being loud has nothing to do with whether or not an opinion is popular or widely held. It just ...more

Today's Unsolicited Beauty Tip: "Short Hair isn't Sexy"

“I mean, figure skating isn’t a real sport. It’s athletic and beautiful, but it’s not a sport”...more
Ok...got to say this- the fact that this twit was bald means nothing. He isn't a woman that ...more

Tithing Put Me In Debt

There is no debate as to whether we should tithe or not. The Bible constantly talks about tithing.  Read: Leviticus, Deuteronomy and Numbers. But when do you draw the line on how much you should give?...more
I can honestly say the idea that I'm supposed to give the church a breakdown if my bills, I'm ...more

Bratty, Indulged Kids: Does Wealth Excuse Bad Behavior?

The setting: A 5-star ski resort, for a family trip to enjoy some time together eating, relaxing, and skiing. The players: My husband and I, both in our 50′s. Our three kids, ages 25, 22, and 18. We are fortunate to be a well-traveled group. Act I: Our Story Begins 6:50 AM: Running, yelling, fighting. Doors banging. Doors opening, banging shut again. More running. More yelling. Knocking. Running. Screaming. ...more
To clarify, I'm not saying YOU as in the writer or creator of the blog, though I do think she ...more

Bratty, Indulged Kids: Does Wealth Excuse Bad Behavior?

The setting: A 5-star ski resort, for a family trip to enjoy some time together eating, relaxing, and skiing. The players: My husband and I, both in our 50′s. Our three kids, ages 25, 22, and 18. We are fortunate to be a well-traveled group. Act I: Our Story Begins 6:50 AM: Running, yelling, fighting. Doors banging. Doors opening, banging shut again. More running. More yelling. Knocking. Running. Screaming. ...more
Got to break it down here: 1) Doors are banging, and slamming-did you say anything?  To ...more

My Husband is a Federal Employee: How the Government Shutdown Affects Our Family

It's been a bit hazy these past few days. A lot of it due to the lack of sleep. A teething baby will do that. Combined with the Breaking Bad finale, and the pursuant discussion with friends that somehow wound into the wee hours of the night. And part of it has been this government shutdown. Refreshing the browser. Dusting off the old twitter. Watching. Wondering. Waiting. ...more
Thank you!  Thank you for saying this, though a part of me knows you are saying this because you ...more