All I Want for Mother's Day

An ORIGINAL poem written by yours truly....more

We have created a MONSTER!

Open my eyes.. squint at the clock, it’s 7:41.   She let us sleep awfully late this morning, uh oh.Try to sit up…. ughhhh hangover, lay back down. Really need water and Tylenol.   I mumble, “Why does it smell like air freshener in here?” Giggles from the living room…. this can’t be good. Then there she is right in front of me, all smiles....more

11 year old hoochies?

Mhmmm. 11 year olds. Dressed like hoochies. Tiny shorts, shorts with questionably decorated tights under them, suspender straps hanging half-way down their never-been-shaved legs, tank tops pulled down with training bras poking out, skirts so short you can see Hello Kitty waving at you…....more

Playdate Politics

If you have a child in elementary school, there's a good chance you've set up at least one play date. If you never have, take notes! I'm about to impart invaluable information on you for navigating these sometimes tricky events. Play dates are children's birthday parties in their earliest forms....more

Have a Heart.

I watched 2 movies this weekend that really got me thinking. Pan's Labyrinth and The Blind Side. I must say that this is a rarity for me, I'm not generally into watching movies on TV and might do so maybe once a month. Both flicks had young characters in them that were unusually empathetic and compassionate. Granted, the movies are wildly different in content.....more

Do you know how to pray?

On February 14, my fiance and I took my daughter out for a Valentine's dessert. We were at our favorite restaurant, having a great time, when I repeated a joke that my late grandfather used to make... about my stomach dunlapping over my belt. You've heard the one? Well, I insensitively forgot that it is still too soon to make jokes and laugh at my grandfather's silliness in front of my daughter. He passed away in September 2010, and she's still pretty torn up about it....more

Step 2: Learnin' Stuff

Picture this: I'm 20 years old, I have a 9 month old baby, I work for Bob Evans and only have formula/diapers/cell bill/gas as my expenses, 1 semester of college under my belt and have to find somewhere to live. I was living in an OMGWTF kind of nightmare in the biggest way. I had no idea what to do. I didn't make enough money to get my own place, didn't have any other relatives or friends I could live with. I literally had nothing to show for myself, I felt like a complete failure....more

Step 1: Making Babies

Am I really going there? Yeah, it just happened....more