I am not an octopus

So did the title make you want to read this.  My day at work was kind of busy.  The nurse we had on the hall was the Director of nursing, and she doesn't normally work as a nurse on our unit.  I was being hit with many questions.  On top of that we short one person.  I am the only one who is regular back there. The other worker was asking me questions about who a person was etc. Residents were asking for coffee or cereal breakfast. The other worker made the comment that I am not a octopus.  Then she said I should blog about it....more

To Ban Or Not To Ban Yoga Pants

 I am a big fan of stretchy yoga pants.There have been many a day where I have both began and ended my day wearing them with no change up in between....more

10 Questions To Consider Before Letting Your Kids "Help"

The best way to discover what a controlling psycho a parent can be is for mom or dad to agree to let the children help. Any task conceivable can go from being a simple chore that requires nearly zero effort or time to becoming a torturous job of repeating instructions, internal mantras to not lose your wits, and the most intense desire to scream every profanity you ever heard.The next time the kids start asking if they can help you, refer to this handy guide to help you decide if you’re being brave or stupid....more

Mundane Monday

Mundane Mondays ...more

5 Ways Moms Ruin A Good Time

There is a new phrase at my house that my husband and children love to toss around. Whenever I start to cross a line into the territory of nagging or hovering over my brood they tell me to, “quit Momming it up!” I have heard this phrase so often in the last few months that I have come to anticipate it when I impulsively do mom-ish things like lick my thumb to wipe dirt off of my son’s little nose. ...more
This made me laugh. My kids are still very young, but I already see these tendencies in myself!more

Don't worry, Mom. I'm fine.

When I was a teenager and living with my Mom, I felt very responsible. She worked long hours and I was frequently home alone. I cooked, cleaned, was a good student and never gave her much reason to worry about me....more

Mindfulness (or lack thereof), Christmas Rush and the Elf

Being mindful is not the easiest task when you are a mom, especially when you are new in the role. A lot of talk went on this summer over the Georgia father who left his child in the hot car to die. Numerous mommy blogs then kept popping up with moms confessing to accidentally leaving their child in the car, at the store, lost in the mall, and sharing their guilt. I personally don't feel that moms should be put on the spot about this and feel horrible that it become a news story that then morphed into a whole zeitgeist about lack of mindfulness in parents....more
Yes! I hear you, sista! And I say so in my rap "ChristmasTime"...the whole thing gets out of ...more

10 things mom wants this Christmas

Whenever someone asks me what I want for Christmas, I always have a hard time coming up with something. I don’t “need” anything else.Do you have that problem? ...more

Facebook Is Destroying Christmas for Me

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I am so sick of reading posts on Facebook like, "I've already finished my Christmas shopping! Gifts are all wrapped, too!" It's not even DECEMBER yet. What's with all the bragging about getting the holiday crap done before Thanksgiving is even over? I know Facebook is all about self-promotion, but this feels like too much. I would leave FB once and for all, but I like to stay in touch with friends and family. Any advice on not letting the eager beavers get me down? Signed,Shove It, Showoffs ...more
ShantelCassity You are kidding, right? Take a note from their book? Really???!more