5 Ways I Was Jacking Up My Sons' Teeth

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Ironically, this is also the month my 5-year-old was treated for his first cavity! More than a quarter of kids ages 2 to 5, and half of those 12 to 15 years old, have tooth decay, according to the U.S....more

NFL Superbowl Players Comment on Children Playing Football

The hubster and I are still deciding if our 5y.o. should play football (because he really wants to!) First, I posted reasons why your son should/should not play football. Then I attended the NFL Health and Safety Event and learned of Heads Up Football which is teaching new techniques designed to decrease concussions and make the game safer....more

Hung Up on Too Many Hugs

My 4y.o. son is Too Darn Affectionate.I’m his mother – so 9 times out of 10 I’m okay with his excessive hugs. But he even drives me crazy … not to mention his brother.   I know what you’re thinking … “but that’s so cute;” “enjoy it while you can;” “what’s so wrong with an affectionate child?”  I may have gone along with you on that – and I have been going along with it. Even when he  .....more

Bad Mommy Moment #78: Christmas Rush

Remember my Greta Grinch? Yeah – well – she emerged again Christmas morning. First, I was pissed at myself for having to wake up 4am to wrap gifts because I drank too much egg nog and fell asleep Christmas Eve (and with my luck my kids would wake up at 5am)....more

I'm Rich Grinch

I have an alter ego that surfaces every year around this time as I get frustrated, overtaxed, and worked up with this tradition of ‘buying presents’ for Christmas. Her name is Greta Grinch... and she makes me ponder ...  Who started this whole gift exchange thing during Christmas?...more

Where is the North Pole?

son: Where does Santa live?  mom: The North Pole. son: Where is the North Pole? mom: Next to heaven. Have you talked to your child about Santa?Honestly, I’ve been avoiding it but I need to come up with an explanation since I’m sure my oldest is hearing something from his friends....more
My children believe in Santa and they know the moment they says he doesn't exist they will get a ...more

10 Ways I Got My Kids to Eat Veggies

I’m no Holly Homemaker – but I have had marginal success on this matter.  My kids eat (or have eaten) broccoli, apples, plums, peaches, carrots, salad (yes salad), cauliflower and more. Are you having veggie trials in your home?...more

Realities of Motherlove

I read a post recently by a young woman questioning love, affirming love, excited by love and maybe in love. She even posted all of  I Corinthians 13 and called it the 'Excellence of Love.'  Honestly, I needed that reminder!! Since I’m at a different place in life than she is, it meant a little something different....more

Parody of the Penis

Are you paralyzed when hearing the word “penis”? I guess it’s not part of your run-of-the-mill conversation…and yet, we were talking about penises at my job just the other day. Seems that my coworker and friend was quite taken aback that my sons use the word – penis....more