Somebody Stop Me

Man, oh man. My weekend is officially screwed. ...more

I understand your fear. I'm lucky that I've been able to avoid most of those games, or else ...more

Buy Her Wood

As I might have mentioned once or twice, Cara's birthday was last weekend. ...more

I was SO going to post about getting my kids "log" for the holidays this year! I think they're ...more

Your Mom's a Gamer

The stereotypical image that most people have of gamers is either a plump and pasty teenage boy surrounded by empty Mountain Dew cans or the image of a plump and pasty middle aged guy who lives with his mom. [I'm not talking about you of course] Slowly, but surely, this stereotype is being turned on its head. ...more

Breaking the Cycle

I’ve never considered myself “abused”. I always had a bed to sleep in, clothes on my back and food in my stomach. I can count on one hand the number of times that I was spanked. But, the more I thought about it, the more long forgotten memories came flooding back. Hours spent alone in my bathroom as punishment for some small transgression. [I got smart and started hiding books in my bathroom cabinet] Months of hardcore grounding [ie, no tv, no phone, no reading, no visits with friends] for things that actually only deserved a couple of weeks of punishment. ...more

A Bag and a Thank You Note

When’s the last time that you can remember receiving a Thank You note? I’m talking an honest-to-God, handwritten, [not emailed] stamped and mailed Thank You note. It’s been a long time for me. So, you can imagine my surprise when I received one yesterday. A few weeks ago, PBN held a “blog blast” where I wrote a love letter to my SUV. I won a Passchal bag via random drawing for my post and had been waiting patiently for my prize. ...more

Ghetto Fabulous Role Models

We just got back from the store and I'm a bit scared. These hoochies on the left have taken over an isle and a half in the toy section at Target! They're like Barbie but ghetto fabulous and they look like little plastic sluts. Am I the only one who is uncomfortable with this?! They are in cartoons and music videos, coloring books, a MOVIE...I even saw a Halloween "costume". I put costume in quotes since there wasn't much to the costume and it was for a two year old! What the hell? ...more

Can I Get an Inhaler with that Dandelion?

Does this picture offend you? I really can't decide, so I want you guys to decide for me. [ok...not really] Whether you formula feed or breastfeed, you can't deny the superiority of breastmilk to formula. I'm not passing judgment. I'm not pointing fingers. I'm just stating a fact. From an advertising standpoint, this ad works...unless it pisses you off and then it's a failure. ...more

When I started writing that, I was pissed about a lobbist group having that much power. ...more

Campaign to Prevent “Name” Tattoos

How many of you guys have tattoos? Come on, raise your hands. Now, how many of you have a “name tattoo”? I won’t laugh, I promise. Haven’t you heard that it’s bad juju to have someone’s name tattooed on you? Think of this as a public service announcement of sorts. ...more. ...more

Big List of Baby Crap

There have been all kinds of “baby essential” lists popping up in blogland like here and here. Reading their lists got me to thinking about my own list and what I wish someone had told me right before I had Cara. So, here’s my picks for what you need…baby not listed, yet still essential ...more ...more

No Unsolicited Advice, Please

I did not touch my computer yesterday. When’s the last time that you did that? If it makes you feel better, I can’t remember the last time I went an entire day without being on the Internet. Kinda sad, huh? Night before last, Tucker hooked Steve III up to the Internet so that we could update him. I’m pretty freaking technologically gifted, but I have no idea what Tucker did to the cable and the modem. ...more