Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Yesterday as I backed my car out of the driveway, The Beatles' Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da began to play on the radio. The upbeat song about Desmond and Molly and then the family they create has always been one I've enjoyed. I have always been a huge Beatles fan, just as my husband is; that's one of … Continue reading Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da


“I was so Embarrassed!” Trying to Teach my Child About Humiliation

"Mom, I said a joke at school today and nobody at my table laughed," Abby said during supper one evening. "I was so embarrassed that none of my friends laughed." She was barely able to keep from crying. "Maybe they don't like me!" "Don't worry about it, sweetheart. Sometimes people might not always laugh at … Continue reading “I was so Embarrassed!” Trying to Teach my Child About Humiliation

Today was a Totally Crazy Day

Celebrating Easter at my parent's house did not go as planned today. My sister was not able to come, as her youngest child had a fever and croup, and the rest of her family was beginning to feel ill too. I began my morning at 4:30 a.m. because my son has been teething and not … Continue reading Today was a Totally Crazy Day

When it Rains, it Pours

I started Monday out on such a high note, but as I sit on the sofa feel defeated, I just want to cry. My husband's car died last night and I don't know if it can be fixed, should be fixed, or just replaced. Unfortunately, it's not really a good time for us to be … Continue reading When it Rains, it Pours

A Suppertime Scare

Recently, while on a playdate Abby hit her head when she was about fifteen feet off of the ground inside of a McDonald's PlayPlace. It was so unnerving. I had no idea what was going on; she was screaming and wouldn't tell me what was wrong, I couldn't see her, and I am rotund enough … Continue reading A Suppertime Scare

Damn it!

Last night while I was preparing supper the kids played on the floor in the living room around the corner. When I went to check on them I noticed that they had littered the floor with toys, blankets, books, and all sorts of things. As I walked back to the kitchen I picked up a … Continue reading Damn it!

A Day in Crazy Town

My father-in-law had hernia surgery yesterday, so I have been home alone with the two kids yesterday and today so that he could have a few calm and quiet days to rest and recover. Yesterday went relatively well and was uneventful, other than the fact that the kids both refused to take an afternoon nap … Continue reading A Day in Crazy Town

How to Drive Mom Crazy in 10 Easy Steps: the Morning Edition

Hey kids, looking for something fun to do? Bored with the same old morning routine? Are you a precocious two-year-old? Try this kid-tested way to shake up your morning and get the day started right! 1. Refuse to answer Mom when she asks what you want for breakfast five times, then, when she sits down … Continue reading How to Drive Mom Crazy in 10 Easy Steps: the Morning Edition

My Most Memorable Easter

My most memorable Easter is one that actually started as a somewhat traumatic experience. When I was young my grandmother lived on a farm. She had all sorts of different animals. I loved the chickens the best and always wanted to help gather eggs. The chickens were allowed to roam all over, they weren't confined … Continue reading My Most Memorable Easter

Mom Confessions

8:00 p.m. bedtime comes early once in a while to same Mom's sanity. I'm not sure what we'll do when they learn to tell time. Sometimes I fake having to pee just so I can have a minute or two to myself. Sorry kid, most of your Halloween candy was eaten by me. You don't … Continue reading Mom Confessions