It Was the Best of Times…

Last night I was looking at a post my daughter had put on Instagram before she went to bed. It was a collage of photos from this summer and she had tagged all the friends she’d made at her day camp, thanking them for the “most amazing summer ever!” It was really quite moving seeing [...] ...more

You Mean We’re Poor Now?

My husband lost his job. Well, he didn’t exactly lose it. I mean it’s not misplaced or anything ....more

I’m So Sick of Lazy, Spineless Parents and Their Bratty Kids. There. I Said It.

Do kids have the right to not be touched by other kids if they don’t want to be? When I frame it like that, I’m pretty sure most people would give a resounding yes ....more

Just Say Know

I was watching some silly movie the other night where Jim Carrey’s character takes a self-help course where you are are supposed to say yes to anything anyone requests of you. Of course, this leads to all sorts of comedic shenanigans and the hijinks ensue ....more

Decisions, Decisions

Ughhhh…blerghhhhh….arrrghhhhh… Big decisions are afoot over here at my house ....more

Pet Sematary (kinda like the movie but not really)

It’s been a week of death around here…critter deaths, unfortunately. Yesterday, I had to go out and get a dead squirrel off the street in front of my house because the kids play out there and that would have really upset both of them. Plus, it’s just ewww to leave something dead in the street ....more

Frenemies and Other Lame Things

Well, the world didn’t end on 12-21-2012, which is good. But then again, we have the Korean krazypants, Kim Jong Un, making threats and pointing his nukes at everyone so maybe I shouldn’t get too happy just yet, huh? ...more

Christmas Shopping or Doomsday Prepping???

I don’t know what’s wrong with me but I have less than zero Christmas spirit this year. I almost feel resentful that I even have to deal with it at all ....more

Fifty Shades of Grey Discussed Via Text Message

ME: So I’m at the airport and I bought Fifty Shades of Grey FRIEND: No! ME: What? I was bored and it’s a bestseller. How bad could it be? FRIEND: It’s a creepy S&M book ME: I know, i know ....more

Free-Range Parenting Fail or Accidents Happen?

My seven year old son has recently developed an interest in running which always makes me smile a little because this is not something I’d ever expect from him. Like his mom, he’s a very firm believer in never exerting himself too terribly much ....more