The Comment

I cannot be the only one…who has logged into their blog on any random day only to be blindsided by a less-than-friendly comment left by a reader.  After reading the aggressively negative comment I find myself going through a range of emotions: First, I feel defensive, thinking to myself, “What did I do or say that caused such animosity,” secondly, I feel defeated, “Maybe I shouldn’t write anymore,” and lastly, I remind myself, “What I write is not for everyone…and obviously this particular post was not for the comment leaver.”   ...more

Character Not Awarded

I cannot be the only one…who has found their child's first year of public Kindergarten trying at the best of times and down right frustrating the rest of the time. I’ve discussed my dismay at the entirely satisfactory report card (literally, all satisfactory marks) and the abundance of fundraising being pushed on us monthly, but my latest annoyance is in response to the Character Awards....more

The Law of Spring Break

I cannot be the only one....who has been with a group of people when your child decides to show a less than polite side of their personality, leaving you laying down the law in a little tougher of fashion than usual, much to your chagrin.  This is exactly what happened while we were on our big family Spring Breakin' vacation. ...more

Thoughtfulness Thursday: New Moms Get Nothing Done

I think y'all know that I love reading other blogs and finding posts that relate to my life. So I came across this post:http://www.bigcitymoms.com/blog/archive/2014/01/new-mamas-get-nothing-done-and-other-untruths.html a couple of weeks ago and thought I had to share it with you. Even if you aren't a mom, you can relate to it....more

The Great T-Ball Argument

I cannot be the only one…who has been mid-argument only to stop and realize that the argument isn’t really about what the bickering is focused on, but rather something else all together.  This was the case when the Hubs and I were arguing about the Sonny Boy’s upcoming T-ball schedule....more

Thoughtfulness Thursday: What Boys Need from their Moms

If you haven't read this article: http://familydiary.co.za/whats-on-in-family-diary/for-the-mums-and-dads/235--17-things-boys-need-from-their-moms.html you should read it....more

Never Too Old to Rock and Roll, But Maybe Too Old for Red Leather Pants

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I'm going to my first rock concert in years. What am I supposed to wear? I want to look good, but not like a middle aged woman trying too hard. Suggestions? Signed,I Wanna Rock ____________________ ...more
j_jjjunkie If she has, it's a very recent development. Some of her jackets look too good to be ...more

5 Reason I Loathe School Fundraisers

I cannot be the only one…who completely understands the need for school fundraising, but hates it just the same.  During our first year enrolled in a public school there has been a fundraiser of one sort or another happening every month, whether our children are being asked to peddle wares from a catalogue or participate in a hoola-hoop marathon, there has been no lack of fundraising activities. ...more

He's the Boss Around Here

I cannot be the only one....who is a Mama to a child that believes they are the boss in your house. Giving directions in place of taking directions has become a normal Sonny Boy'ism, whether it be when the dog needs to be walked or what I will serve for dinner, his two cents are thrown around freely. Sonny Boy's bossiness is especially in full swing when he's playing, or rather supervising, with me or his dad. ...more

Momism 2

Momism: When you wipe your child's a** and you think the tissue is covering your fingers...then you realize it wasn't. Extra soap for that "transaction".~HotColdMommy~...more