“No denying this son. There is only one rear end in this house that only takes up 25% of the copy machine glass. You need a Clorox wipe so I can fax again. I don’t care if I gave you the idea when you said you needed a picture of your lizard for school. Well […]
Probably Not Your Grandmother’s Advice on Family
She may not have wanted the burden of a family once she had it but she took care of us all. The family she ended up with was her cross to bear. There is a restlessness in some of us, like my mom, that my grandmother recognized. She never could figure out how to “mother” that.
Happy Mother’s Day to EVERYONE
Happy Mother’s Day to everyone! After all, we all had one, may be one, you may be a fill in mom or had a fill in mom. To the Mother Earth types that love our planet or the creatures that live here, thank you for loving where we all live. To the extra special […]
She Didn’t Mother, But She Taught Me How
Not everyone has a Hallmark commercial memory playing above their heads when they think of Mother’s Day. That doesn’t mean I don’t celebrate my Mother and being a mother.
Little People Can Suck Too
My kids came home from school and told me their friends read the article in our local paper about me. Did I tell you I was in our local paper? Yes, I did find a way to talk about my underwear…on the front page??? It was fun and for once, my kids thought their […]
Do You Remember
I need you to start singing Earth Wind & Fire’s “Do You Remember” because that is what my son is singing here while stroking the golf cart. He came home from school and lept onto it and did everything short of humping. You see our twins haven’t had the golf cart since last summer. […]
I Was Invited to Meet the President!
I am so honored to be able to attend the President’s Town Hall Meeting in Charlotte Wednesday. The topic will be the wage gap between genders. What would you ask? What do you have to say about this topic? We know there is a gap between men and women and an even greater one […]
What You Talkin’ Bout Willis
Why husbands can’t win. Me, “How do I look baby?” (Fishing to hear a nice word thrown my way.) Jim, “Nice.” Me, “What’s that? Hmmm..” (Clearly needing more.) Jim, “Nice in a conservative way.” Me, “As in?” (Making WHAT YOU TALKING ABOUT WILLIS FACE.) Jim, “More conservative that your usual.” Me, “You think […]
Funny Easter Story, Another Holiday That Tries to Turn Me Into a Liar
Another holiday trying to turn me into a liar. When taking our twins to the mall to get a photograph with the Easter Bunny they peer into his mouth and declare, “I see you! I can see the man inside the bunny costume”
The Reality of Friday Nights for Parents of Older Kids
Last night we ended up with a gaggle of teenage boys fishing in the pond behind the house. Not a bad way for 15 year-olds to spend a Friday evening. It did end with one of our sons getting stitches. How many times have we as mother said don’t throw rocks and no swinging […]
There is a Name for That, Dysgraphia
There is a Name for That, Dysgraphia. Our youngest son is in 4th grade. His name is Peter and he is smart and funny and people are drawn to him. He is an old soul with an inventors heart and a playful laugh. He is so smart one time he enrolled himself into a homeschooling program. […]
Lost in SoCal
Lost phone equals lost brain, for me. I have been rendered almost useless upon arrival in San Diego when I departed the plane and my phone vanished. I have looked everywhere at the airport and called and used “Find My iPhone” and it has vanished…. …along with all my reservations and addresses and plans for […]
Four-leaf clover patch…Peter’s Tiananmen Square
We have something amazing. We have our own little patch of good luck. We have an entire patch of four leaf clovers that come back year after year. I walk out of our front door every day and that little patch of four leaf clovers reminds me of how lucky we are. How blessed our […]
Hippies and Pizza
A long time ago, way before kids, I was invited to a chef’s kitchen experience. It was a chance to spend an evening with friends and wine in the kitchen of a classically trained baker in…Athens, Ohio? We were going to make pizzas! Athens in 1998 was filled with dreads, plaid, cargo short and new age […]
Guess Where I Was?
If you know me at all you know I live on Facebook. If it’s not on Facebook then it didn’t happen. (You can click the link to make sure we are FB friends because we should TOTALLY be) You would be a doll to like my Facebook page because that is like feeding me cookies. […]
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