I cannot put The Passage down. Reminds me of The Stand a little.

I cannot put The Passage down. Reminds me of The Stand a little. ...more
@Karen Ballum - sounds just like The Stand then! more

Might Your Neighbor Have Too Many Christmas Lights?

Are you annoyed that your neighbor has gone all-out to decorate his/her home for Christmas? Is it too much with all that glitzy bling-bling? But perhaps you didn’t decorate this year and therefore can’t compete? Or could it be that you are just jealous and have become a real life embodiment of Scrooge during these festive Holidays!...more
We have a neighbor who decorates like crazy. He does it for a good cause (collects donations for ... more

Another Mom Was Nice To Me Today

Today as I was standing in line to return something at Target, my four-year-old son was displaying his displeasure at having to be there by misbehaving a bit. Don’t you just love it when all you want to do is run a quick errand and end up standing in line with a cranky kid? Nothing brightens a day more than having to correct your child in public and watch them unravel right before your eyes. It seems that when your child is acting up in a public place you feel like everyone is looking at you with their cold, steely eyes and whispering their disapproval of your mothering skills behind your back. You shake it off, knowing that you are overreacting and they probably don’t even notice....more
I ALWAYS try to let other moms know that it's not really that big of a deal. As the mother of 2 ... more

My day = write words. Decide they are crap. Delete draft. Start over. Repeat ad nauseum.

My day = write words. Decide they are crap. Delete draft. Start over. Repeat ad nauseum. ...more
I had almost a month like that.  It's like blog constipation.  The worst - needing to write, but ... more

That Time My Kid Was Kicked Out of Daycare

When you hear that someone's child was removed from daycare you immediately think the child was a menace, right? The child threw things or the parents didn't pay or something else unpleasant? Well, I'm here to tell you that that's not always the case. Based on income, our family qualified for a discounted child care rate. For the first year he was there, we paid one amount. When we were due to re-certify, it was determined that we no longer qualified for the discount. Unfortunately, we weren't given any notice about that decision, just a letter in his cubby dated for that day that stated his last day was that day. I'm sorry, but WHAT?...more
Breaks my heart to hear stories like this.  I have a home daycare here in Canada, have been ... more

Klutz Tally for this morning: 1) Two Broken Glasses 2) One Coffee spill 3) And I pulled a muscle somehow...

Klutz Tally for this morning: 1) Two Broken Glasses 2) One Coffee spill 3) And I pulled a muscle somehow... ...more
lol, the other night I nearly chopped off my finger, walked INTO a wall, and then when I gave up ... more

I can't believe I forgot about the chips in the cupboard. Hello Salty Goodness!

I can't believe I forgot about the chips in the cupboard. Hello Salty Goodness! ...more
Forget about chips?  How could you??? more

Do You Use the Toilet in Front of Your Spouse?

Does using the toilet in front of your spouse suggest intimacy or is it completely unnecessary? SimplyJune weighs in. Her position: "What on earth is so important that you can not wait a few minutes? What life crisis made talking through the bathroom door unacceptable? What topic is so serious, you don't mind hearing random sound effects? It's just so wrong!" What do you think? ...more
Not only do I not use the toilet when my husband is in the bathroom, I won't even poop if he is ... more

Create a Pinterest App for the Facebook Timeline - UPDATE

Editors note, April 10, 2012:...more
Wow - I didn't think I could ever do something like this!  Thanks!! ... more

Midnight Melodrama

Yeah, I might be a crunchy mommy.  I'm all about medicine being a last resort, breastfeeding (extended when possible), natural birth (I have an advantage here of extremely short labors) and co-sleeping.It's that last one that's been getting to me.Now - co-sleeping evolved naturally for me.  I discovered that it was fantastically easy to breastfeed and sleep at the same time.  It was a win-win situation....more
 @victorias_view lol - I thought he WAS in a deep sleep last night.  Apparently he wasn't. ... more
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