Let's Go Krogering Loretta!

Let’s Go Krogering Loretta!Posted on October 16, 2014...more

Be Kind.

Last night I was driving home after visiting with my niece and nephew, and I was stopped at a red light when a car pulled up next to me.  I glanced over at the person in the car next to me... and not in the most friendly way.  In the few short seconds that I took to look over at this person, I realized that she was around my age, pretty and brunette.  She too glanced over at me, and then we both turned back to focus back on the red light. ...more

Positive Parenting Can Kiss My Ass!

The Don can be a little asshole sometimes.  Yes, I said it.  He can be an asshole sometimes and as for the self righteous parents who never, ever in a millions years; even if little Jimmy almost set their cat on fire; could never, ever be consider their precious snowflake an asshole. Pardon fucking me your highness that you're kid is so great that they never pissed you off to the point of no return.  Well, my three year old have and that's why he's an asshole....more

Poopy Face

The morning was doomed from the beginning. I had spent an extra 5 minutes putting myself together, complete with hair braid (which is something I haven’t done since high school) and some pretty facial highlighter in my makeup.Chuckles started her day by attempting to color on my brand new Billy Idol autobiography, an act for which I threatened to remove her hands for. In response to my threat, she ran over and started coloring on our front door.“That’s it! Put the crayons down and go get in timeout!” Like any good toddler, she threw the crayons and stormed off....more

Testing. Testing. 1, 2, 3.

Just a quick note to get me started. My personal blog Puisque C'est Joli is in full swing (for the whole month I've been at that) and this was next on my list of places to go, things to do, and people to meet. So "Hello!" And welcome to what I hope will be an interesting and entertaining look into the daily (weekly...ish) life of a struggling grad student /high school teacher /nanny /dog mom. Oh yes! I do it all! And I'd like to think I look good doing it.Biz,Sarah...more

School Fundraisers; Let's Just Cut to the Chase

Ah, autumn.  The time of year when co-workers won’t look you in the eye, neighbors don’t answer their doors, and your family puts their phones on silent. School fundraiser time!  A week and a half ago my 8 year old daughter brought home a box of 60 chocolate bars.  It seems like a simple task....more

Easy Halloween Decorating Ideas

I confess. I started decorating for Halloween in mid-September. The bad news is that I can’t find some of my decorations. They are somewhere in our dark and somewhat cavernous storage unit. It’s not that big, but it’s full.I looked at Target, where I love to buy Halloween decor, but it looked picked over and nothing really caught my eye. I don’t want to spend a ton of money, but I do want it to feel more festive. Plus, I don’t want to replace the stuff that is “lost” because I’m just too lazy to dig it out....more

14 Differences Between Older Moms and Younger Moms

I’m a mom of a “certain age.” My first daughter was born when I was 39 and my second at 41. I didn’t plan it out that way. It just happened to take me longer to find the man I would marry. (Or, to be honest, one willing to marry my mess-of-a-self.)...more

Why I Love 'The Big Bang Theory': Bazinga!

Bazinga! That term, popularized by Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory," sums up how I feel about the show.  I arrived late to the Big Bang party, but I've compensated for my tardy TV viewing by becoming a devoted fan. ...more

ER Visit...and After

Ryan dropped a container of dog food on his toe.  He was helping me by bringing it in from the garage.  Shockingly?  He says he’s NEVER doing again.  Well, of course.He dropped it right on the base of the left toe.  And BAWLED.  He doesn’t scream and cry anymore — but this time?  Screaming.  Bawling.  In pain.  I could tell the poor kid was sure his toe would be amputated.  At nearly 11 years old, you are SURE you are losing this toe from bringing in dog food for your mother. You JUST know it!...more