12 ways to annoy your six year old boy

So six year old boys can be kind of annoying.  It's just the way it is, just the facts of life.  And of course, if it's your six year old, you love him to pieces.  You wouldn't trade him for anything in the world.  You would walk through fire for him.  He is your world and your everything.  But that doesn't mean he's not annoying sometimes. So isn't it about time to fight back?...more

How to Keep from Getting Distracted When You’re a Work at Home Mom

Being able to work from your domicile is such a blessing when you’re a mama. You can still get that paycheck you’re accustomed to and you get to spend a good part of the day, if not all day, with the kids too. Quality time aside though, it's still easy to get, and stay, distracted from the work you need to be doing. The next time you feel like your focus is pulling away from the job at hand, keep these tips in mind to stay on task when working from home.Get dressed for work. ...more

Clapping and Crying with all the other Moms

Clapping and Crying with all the other MomsLeave a replyI always weep at endings.The end of the school year slays me every time.More than any other ending, it marks time for me. The slash on the calendar is dark blood red. This ending has been earned. Yet I don’t want it....more

Prepared but pooped

Y’all, I am tired. Tired. And it’s all my Mom’s fault.The woman is a workhorse. When she knows something needs to get done, she methodically plans, schedules, works and the chore is done. Like, days in advance. ...more

Six Traits of Happy Moms

I like to think I’m pretty happy. Well, most of the time.But sometimes I get tired and stressed and frazzled and frustrated and resentful and tired (did I say that twice?). I know, I am entitled to feel these emotions. I mean I have three busy kids, a husband with a big career, and my own blogging empire I’m trying to build. Of course I should be stressed sometimes, right?As women, we have more opportunities than ever before, so why are we so bummed? Why do we spend all our time complaining about how tough our lives are, while others go out and live it?...more

To all the stupid lazy husbands who can't figure out Mother's Day

I planned my own Mother's Day this year. Weeks in advance, I told my husband all the crap I do each day, and that my Mother's Day wish was for him to handle all that crap for one whole day....more

10 Reasons I am Grateful for my Children

Sunday is Mother's Day here in this part of the world. It's a day when my children will act like sweet, cherubic little darlings, wait on me hand and foot, snuggle on demand and then leave me alone afterwards. I won't have to cook or clean or fold one piece of laundry, nor hunt down a lost shoe... beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep! Wha?? blink, blink. Oh. I was dreaming. Dang. Pretty sure in the 13 years I've been a mom, Mother's Day has never been quite that idyllic....more

MOMS.........SNAP DECISIONS........NEW OPPORTUNITIES.....A NEW BEGINNING.....AFTER THE STORM HAS CLEARED.....

 AFTER THE STORM HAS ENDED…..WHEN A STORM HAS PASSED…..A BRAND NEW YOU……PICKING UP THE PIECES….BUILDING A BRAND NEW LIFE….After the storms of life have ended….and we have survived and got through it….we then open our eyes to a new reality around us……We see what is still intact and left to the world as we knew it prior to the storm…..We had to wait till “The Sky quit falling…” and now one can begin to pick up the pieces….and begin to build a beautiful brand new life…....more

A Love Letter to my Mama

Dear Mom:Thank you....more