Simple Questions Don't Always Have Simple Answers

How many kids do you have?That seems like such a simple question, doesn't it?Surely everyone can give a simple answer to such a simple question.However, for those of us who have lost a child, it is not such an easy question to answer....more

Oy Vey, I Forgot My Kid (Again) Today

I was at the mall recently with the boys enjoying a nice Chick-fil-a lunch, when suddenly, a woman walked up to our table, leaned over next to Moose's stroller, picked up the Chick-fil-a cow toy Moose had dropped and handed it back to him with a smile....more

No Running & Jumping - Oy Vey

This picture shows the last time my 3-year-old was able to jump and run with abandon....more

The LEGO Fairy - A Mommy Oops

I don't know about you, but I don't have enough fingers and toes to keep count of the number of horrible mom ideas I've had - or as I call them "mommy oops" moments....more

Dear Teenage Sales Clerk, I Am Not Your "Honey" or Your "Sweetie!"

I admit it, I am old-fashioned. Long before it was "age-appropriate," I started making statements that either started or ended with a phrase similar to, "What is with these young people today!"Why can't people have conversations face-to-face anymore? Why do tween girls need to look like they are in their 20s. Why do kids today call their teachers by their first names? What is wrong with giving a kid an "F" if he actually failed a test or assignment?...more

Oy Vey, Am I the Worst Mom in the World?

In her post, The Mother/Father Double Standard, Absolute Mommy wrote about how her husband can leave the house, relax in his recliner, generally go about his life with little to no drama - however, she cannot even take a nap or go to the grocery store without meltdowns and whining....more

A Tale of Two Ponytail Moms

Every mom experiences that moment when you look in the mirror and, for better or worse, you don't recognize yourself anymore. It looks different on everyone - but when it happens, you know. Here are two mom's points of view on turning into ponytail moms:Shabby, Yet ChicBy: Amynah...more

Oh Joy, What a Family

We've recently started planning for Moose's second birthday and Ike's fourth (how time flies). These milestones have me reflecting on how our family came into existence....more

"Oy-vice" - One Mom to Another

It seems that there is no shortage of advice for moms and moms-to-be.You see it on TV, read it online, hear it from family, friends, and even random strangers on the street. Sometimes it is in response to a question - other times, it is completely unsolicited. I would say the advice below falls somewhere in between... you may not have asked for it, but you did click the link to read it. :D...more

Oh Croc!

Did anyone feel the Earth tilt a bit on its axis, see pigs flying around... or maybe see the devil walking around in a parka and mittens? I ask because I did something I swore I would never, under any circumstances, do... I bought Crocs for my kids....more