Archive for April 2014

I waited 16 years to get my own room

Growing up in a family with 3 siblings, 2 parents and grandparent all living in a 4 bedroom 2.5 bath house, I waited 16 years to get my own room. That’s not entirely true, because my sister didn’t come along until I was nearly 3 years old. I had my own room for 2 years... Read more »

Grieving has no timetable

Grieving has no timetable
Life and death; they go together like ebony and ivory keys on a piano, or like peanut butter and jelly. You cannot have one without the other, but that doesn’t make the death part easy to deal with. Well, at least not for the people left here grieving. I’m writing about this, because I’ve had... Read more »

How having an HMO for health insurance has failed my child

How having an HMO for health insurance has failed my child
From my two previous posts, Ice skating: 4 skates, 2 wrists and an E.R., and Trichotillomania, left wrists and dislocated thumbs: why this mom totally lost it today, many of you know that my girls got hurt 20 minutes apart the very first time they went ice skating. This should be the final installment in this... Read more »
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I have found the smartest married men in the world

I may have found the smartest married men in the world. It’s true. As I trolled scrolled through Facebook tonight, I came across a video funnier than nearly any other I’ve seen on Facebook before. It’s a clip from the game show, FamilyFeud. I grew up watching FamilyFeud with Richard Dawson as the host – the kissiest man... Read more »

Does ComEd hate dogs?

I cannot figure out why ComEd would hate dogs, but apparently, they do. Several years ago, I let my dogs out in the backyard to do their business. From our patio door, I cannot see the gate to the backyard, so I had no idea that the meter reader had been in my yard and... Read more »

Wonky, whoopsie and fart

Once upon a time, there were three little bunnies named Wonky, Whoopsie and Fart….. No, not really, but I’m thinking these three words might just be the makings of a good children’s book. These three words were my response to “What are your three favorite words?” on the blogger’s Facebook page I belong to. Why... Read more »
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The Easter Bunny left the building with Santa Claus

The Easter Bunny left the building with Santa Claus
Last November, my youngest directly asked me if Santa was real, which then led to the conversation about Santa, the Elf on the Shelf and the Tooth Fairy. I’m not sure why she didn’t ask about the Easter Bunny; perhaps is was not on her mind as much as the other two. However, after that infamous... Read more »

Trichotillomania, Left Wrists and Dislocated Thumbs: Why this mom totally LOST it today

Trichotillomania, Left Wrists and Dislocated Thumbs: Why this mom totally LOST it today
I have two children. I took them ice skating, and within 20 minutes of each other, they both fell and needed x-rays on their left wrists. My oldest of these two children also suffers from an impulse control disorder called trichotillomania (she pulls out her eyelashes, eyebrows and hair) which I am doing a series... Read more »

10 reasons why I must be Supermom

With all the superhero movies coming out these days, I decided to review the abilities of all superheroes and compare my skills and abilities to them. According to this comparison, I am definitely Supermom, a superhero. Here are 10 reasons why I must be Supermom: 1. I can fly – on a broomstick. You do... Read more »
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Ice Skating: 4 Skates, 2 wrists and an E.R.

Our good friends were going ice skating to celebrate their son’s birthday. These friends live across the street, and their two boys are good friends to my two girls. It’s great that we are all friends; my girls need exposure to other humans with testosterone poisoning besides their dad. Their son comes to our house,... Read more »