Category: Laughs

When I Was Your Age…

My kids have it so easy. Like all kids, they don’t think our home would be complete without something with fur, feathers, or scales they can play with—when they feel like it. And being the awesome parents we are, we have indulged our children with all of the above—a...

Another Good Night’s Sleep and Anniversary Wishes

Well, I had every intention of getting up bright and early this morning and enjoying the silence that surrounds my favorite time of day—writing an inspiring post and contemplating the vastness of the universe. Yeah, right. What was I thinking? Instead I woke up in a fog at 8:00...

I Got Dance Fever

Time for me to eat my words. You see, I have always worn the fact that I am a “boys-only” mom as a sort of badge of honor. “I wasn’t meant to have girls. I’m not a girly-girl mom.” I don’t mind dirt, and I can get used to...

That Oft-Told Parable of Jesus the Thug

Conversation that took place in the backseat of the Sentra yesterday afternoon after Boy #2 told some sort of lie, which has lately become his favorite hobby: Boy #3: Jesus and God doesn’t like it when you lie! (Actually pronounced, “why” by the 3-year-old.) Boy #2: Fine. Sorry, Jesus...

Damn you, swimsuit season. Damn you all to hell!

Okay, a quick post this morning to let you know I’m sending out an S.O.S. I want to lose 10 pounds by July 4. I need HELP! If any of you have any ideas that don’t involve exercising or changing what I eat, I’d love to hear from you....

It Ain’t Easy Being 3 (Or Being the Mom of a 3-Year-Old!)

Aaah, to be 3-almost-4. I’m trying to be patient, I really am. I know this is a time of newfound independence and testing boundaries. I know that 3-year-olds are like little Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’s, perfectly pleasant one minute and ugly and downright frightening the next. I know...

7 Lessons I Learned Over Memorial Weekend

1. Four adults and five children in one hotel room is not as much fun as one might think.I know, I know. Four adults and five children (ages 10, 6, 5, 3, and 2) in one hotel room—sounds like an instant party right? Well, surprising as it may be,...