Mom to the Screaming Masses

 I'm a work out of the home mom to six incredibly loud and opinionated kids who are always right no matter what. I have my black belt in Muay Thai boxing. My passions include boxing class, reading and I throughly enjoy spending time in the kitchen - but not doing dishes.  A desire to eat as close to non processed as possible doesn't mean I don't love me some fountain Coke. And some coffee. Always with the coffee. We deal with asthma, food allergies, autistic spectrum issues, and smart mouths on a daily basis. When I'm not scaling Mt. Laundry, answering emails, cleaning, driving carpool, or cooking, I'm a big fan of naps. 

Never Give Up - Unless You Want To, and Then, Do It

Sometimes, I think I try too hard and I should just, you know - stop....more

Personal Prompt for November 12, #NaBloPoMo

We all know that I have serious commitment issues. I can't seem to follow through on most stuff, which is why I didn't even think about attempting NaBloPoMo - National Blog Posting Month, in which one commits to posting on their blog every day for the month of November. I've done it before, but my life is so scattered right now that I can barely manage to commit to brushing my teeth every night....more

Yeah, This Week

So, Tuesday morning, I woke up at 2:14 a.m, with a blinding headache....more

The Wish List

When I was a kid, I always used the Sears or JC Penney Catalog. Later, when I was active in Girl Scouts, I used the G.S. catalog. I circled items, cut them out, and made extensive lists....more

What's New Over Here? LOTS.

It was a banner, stellar weekend for us....more

Heard In My House Today

I borrowed this idea from my friend Ellen, who just...more

Planning for the Unexpected Eventually Comes Full Circle

Long time readers here know that 2013 was a particularly brutal year for our family. We lost two very dear family members who were both very ill and required long term nursing. It was a very difficult time for us ....more

In Which a Random Comment Makes One Think

It was a random, off hand comment, made by a doctor this morning that made me stop and think....more

Food is Love and Food is Memories

And also, I won't live forever and yes, I'm feeling fairly morbid right about now....more

Introductions 101

I read something online - I don't know where, I read ALOT online, on Facebook and in my news app and on links on Twitter and on various websites - but I think it was an online newspaper where I saw the idea....more