She Was Grace Under Pressure

Recently on Interstate-90, just south of where I live, a woman named Heidi Conner was cruising along in her minivan with her kids. As she drove underneath an overpass, a deer came crashing through her windshield. Witnesses confirmed it had jumped OFF of the overpass. Yes. It dropped in from the sky. Kind of. In [Read On]

Bracing for Frustration

Two kids. Two sets of palate expanders at the orthodontist today. Two very different responses. Boo went first. I knew he was apprehensive about it but he seemed relaxed and not-stressed as we walked into the orthodontist’s office. At the end of the visit he opened his mouth wide to show me the green and [Read On]

There May A Bit of Truth in Every Unintentional Insult, But Don’t Call Me Pregnant

I couldn’t see the speaker, but her words stopped me in my tracks. “Hey, Jenny – I didn’t know you were pregnant!!! When did that happen?” The voice came from the far side of the patio. The sun had already set as I was walking down the slope into my friend’s dark backyard to where [Read On]

She’s No Angel

Oh, she looks like an angel. Don’t let that halo fool you. She has a temper. Right after the photo was taken, the Hubs asked her if she wanted to go outside to play a little footie with him and her brother. I told her that she had to change out of her Christmas play [Read On]

A Brief Question for a Tuesday Morning

It’s only 8:30 on the second day of school, and already, I’m eyeballing the Baileys. Has it ever crossed your mind that the tantrums you endure could be a harbinger of something worse to come? Like being killed in your sleep, suffocated by a stuffed unicorn named Pinky? Yeah, me neither. I don’t know what [Read On]

What To Do On A Rainy Summer Day, or, “Sugar Anyone?”

This morning, as it rained buckets, I wasn’t much in the mood to leave the house, so I baked a batch of chocolate cupcakes. When they had cooled, I set out frosting and pretty much every sprinkle, jimmie and Smartie I had in the house, and told the kids to have at it. I knew [Read On]

Dear So & So

I think that Kat might be taking a break this week, but I really needed to write my Dear So and So’s, anyway. Because that’s how i roll…… So here we go: * * * * * Dear Dog Groomer, Thank you for shaving my puppy*. It was really getting tiresome picking weeds and seeds [Read On]

Dear So and So

Dear Pea: Thank you for cooperating and not dawdling or fussing so we could get you to school at such an early hour (for you) to meet the bus (which still wasn’t there 15 minutes later.). Wish every morning could be like today!!!! Love, Mommy * * * * * Dear Mother Nature: Please give [Read On]

Nothing Gets Past Her

Today, Pea had *another* meltdown of colossal proportions. She was having a rough time with her Rapunzel dress, it wasn’t fitting right, and apparently, this was all my fault. Isn’t it always. It ended with her yelling at me that she didn’t want me to help her, she only wanted Daddy, all day, and that [Read On]

Fried Chicken Honesty

So my Dad sent me a joke the other day, one that was cute and clean. {image by Keith Davis Young via we heart it} My Favorite Animal Our teacher asked us what our favorite animal was, and I said, “Fried chicken.” She said I wasn’t funny, but she couldn’t have been right, because everyone [Read On]