Put Your Kid On A Leash

Have you seen those kids in the mall or at the fair on a leash? It’s either on their wrist, or they use the backpack kind, which is supposedly more humane. I looked at those mothers and judged them. What kind of crappy parents need to put their kid on a leash? If your daughter is kicking and screaming in the middle of the grocery store, do the rest of us a favor and leave. Some of us have good kids that don’t act up in public. If your little darling doesn’t know how to behave, leave him home. I don’t want to listen to him whine....more
Oh hooray - a post about this topic where no one has said anything judgey and ignorant yet! I ... more

Do You Really Hate Cable/Satellite Enough to Cut the Cord?

The cable-guy service windows, the shoddy satellite reception with a slight westerly breeze, the 107-minute hold times. Ah, cable television. You've been screwing the American people since the eighties. But your reign of terror just might be over. If you love TV but hate cable and satellite, you need to read this....more
One word: Roku. I've had the same exact fears about cutting out cable; my guilty pleasure is ... more

I Choose My Kids Over Friends and Me-Time

A friend is having a fabulous 40th birthday getaway in a few months. It involves a short flight and a drive and some fabulous scenery and spa and an overnight stay at a great house. Guests are making their plans for flying in from all over the place and it looks like a really good time. I'll be sending my regrets. It's not the money, or the schedule, or even childcare, really, that is keeping me away. Those things can be worked out. It's this person right here. He has spent every night of his short 20 months firmly tucked in against my side and nursing when he wakes before drifting off to sleep again. ...more
Yes, it's so nice to see a post that covers this different preference! Thank you for posting ... more

A Serious Case of SAHM Envy

I’m just gonna put it out there. Sometimes, I am simply OVERWHELMED with Stay-At-Home-Mama envy! I am sure I’m not alone. I’m sure there are plenty of working mamas out there who would give their right arm to be able to stay home and watch their kids all day, every day. I just didn’t think I would be one of them....more
Ditto on the “great post” feedback. I am a FT working mom and was able to come to peace with ... more

The $100 Question: What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! Let's meet today's host: Amber from Strocel.com ...more

could I have sounded any less fun and creative? Well, I loved math and my stepdad (my hero at ... more

The $100 Question: Will You Show Me Your Engagement or Wedding Rings?

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! Let's meet today's host: Erin from The Looney Bin ...more

I insisted on just a plain silver band and, reluctantly, that's what he gave me. To me it says ... more

The $100 Question: Are You Competitive?

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars! Let's meet today's host: Leslie from My Mommy's Place ...more

I am competitive, as a classic type-A personality. Luckily I married very laid-back man who ... more