"First off, I will pray for you too. <SNORT!> Actually, I think it's refreshing that there are some women out there, LIKE YOU, breaking from the mold and writing what they want to write about with no holds barred. I have to admit that…"
Do It Yourself is all a great big lie. It’s a three-way conspiracy between Lowes, Home Depot and HGTV to thin the herd through a series of fatal home improvement accidents. I’ve attempted to be a DIY’er and it was a painful, shameful experience resulting in crippling injuries, excessive cursing, and marital instability that could, at a later date, be mentioned in a divorce petition. It’s not my fault I’m hopeless at home improvement I come from a long line of anti-Do It Yourselfers. One of my…See More
All you Halloween Hijackers need to cease and desist. Back off trying to mess with my second favorite holiday. I don’t know how and I don’t care why, but every year it seems more people try to take an awesome celebration that is totally costume and most importantly candy focused and attempt to turn it into a healthy dried apple snack pack, carrot and zucchini stick platter with non dairy ranch dressing dip, pumpkin, gourd and corn festival. Halloween is not any of those things! It is an…See More
In the anonymous world of blogging it’s expected that you’re going to get a lot of anonymous comments or e-mails about what you write. What’s also expected is that some people are going to hate what you write. But, what has been surprising, at least for me, is the sheer volume of idiots out there. Idiots who send me e-mails about what a horrible mate, mother, mammal, you name it, I must be. According to quite a lot of folks, I’m Beelzebub in a mini-van. Therefore I will be using this post to…See More
Is it just me or does it seem to you that mean girls are increasing exponentially? Sure, there have always been mean girls. No doubt, even during the stone age there was one cave girl who was giving another Cro-Magnon chick attitude about her sub standard fur pelt. I mean wearing a brown bear hide in spring - how prehistoric. When I was in school there were a couple of girls that were less than kind. Let me take this opportunity to point out the actions of one Dawn S. who during the high school…See More
Give me the patience and the discipline to not build a pipe bomb and mail it to all the moms out there who read other mom blogs and do not, at all, comprehend sarcasm, self depreciation or any kind of humor in general. Please grant me…"
The Sports Parents Hall of Shame(The Elementary School Years)Nothing says fall like the arrival of another season of sports competition for your child. It’s time to find the shin guards, stain stick the team jersey and go shopping for yet another pair of specialty athletic shoes (like a 4 year really needs cleats). To celebrate this time of autumnal recreation I have created the definite list of irritating sports parents. I, after much research, that has resulted in bleacher butt, have…See More
Act 3: The Room Mom(Int. Elementary School - Evening)Do not turn up your nose at the opportunity to be the Room Mom in your child’s class. It’s so much more than just planning the parties, buying teacher gifts and organizing room volunteers. It’s an all access, back stage pass to the teacher. As a Room Mom you can find out many useful things. My favorite, in no particular order, are: teacher gossip, principal bashing, teacher not using names but subtly dissing other mom’s (love it!), inside…See More
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I'm a middle aged mom who shares a genetic predisposition with the Pillsbury Doughboy, is responsible for the care and feeding of a tween and teen and due to a possible affiliation with the witness relocation program (I'm not at liberty to confirm or deny) has had the experience of navigating the world of suburban schools in four states. This, my friends, has given me a very fertile ground for observation and has played to my strong suit - vigorous whining.
Getting teens to open up is one of the most important tasks of parenting a teenager. It is also one of the most challenging parts of parenthood. If your teen rolls her eyes, walks away angrily, or retreats to his bedroom when you try to talk to him or her, you are not alone. Many parents…
Most parents find that training their non-disabled children for life's activities is challenging enough. However, parents of physically challenged children have to be especially creative to make sure that their young people learn the daily life skills that they need to be self-sufficient. Occupational…