Tag: crazy dog

Holding her while she took her last breath was the best thing I could have done

It’s been a rough few months in our home, but last Friday was one of the most difficult days of my life. She was a baby when we brought her home. Big, beautiful brown eyes that glittered with mischief had me at first glance. She played hard, slept harder and was an absolute snuggle bug.... Read more »

My pug and I disagree all the time so I wrote this letter for her

My pug and I disagree all the time so I wrote this letter for her
Dear puggie, You are my little furry-faced family member that I adore and despise in the same breath. Why must you and I disagree all the time? You are sweet and lovable, while being obnoxious and naughty. How so, you ask? You snuggle up on my lap while watching TV, all warm and cuddly. The... Read more »

5 reasons why you should not have personal fireworks displays for the 4th of July

5 reasons why you should not have personal fireworks displays for the 4th of July
Please don’t have personal fireworks displays this year. I can hear it now, “What?!?” “Mind your own business!” “I’ve got this – I’ve done this for years and no one’s ever gotten hurt.”  And other comments I won’t post, but know are coming. I have 5 very good reasons why you should refrain from having... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Girl Scout cookies and my big mouse

It’s that time of year again. Every little girl in my neighborhood is selling Girl Scout cookies, and every year at this time, the “big mouse” visits our house. To say that my house is estrogen-laden is an understatement. I am a woman, my girls are girls (obviously) and even the dogs are both females.... Read more »
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Hair is the bane of my existence

Why is hair the bane of my existence? 1. …because I have a tweener with trichotillomania (click to read my ongoing series about her treatment for this hair-pulling disorder). 2. …because I have two pugs that shed more hair in a day than they could possibly regrow, and yet, they are not bald. 3. …because... Read more »

Trichotillomania: Step 2 - getting help

Trichotillomania: Step 2 - getting help
Trichotillomania: Step 2 – getting help Oh. My. Goodness. Why is this such a difficult process? I have to throw a shout out to my oldest’s school social worker. She jumped right in, offering the help she can. When we got done on the phone today, I felt as though my oldest will have the... Read more »

Watching the Chicago Bears is self-inflicted pain

Why? Why do I torture myself this way? WHY do I watch the Chicago Bears and inflict so much torment on myself? I am not a sports blogger. I am a “mommy blogger.” I write about being a mom, a wife, a Christian, a volunteer and a working mom. I don’t write about sports. Until... Read more »
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20 things I learned today while making chocolate cookie truffles

20 things I learned today while making chocolate cookie truffles
Chocolate cookie truffles are my family’s favorite Christmas treat. I spent the better part of the day shopping for and making them. Some people call them Oreo truffles, but I shop at Aldi, so nothing is brand name. Here are 20 things I learned about making chocolate cookie truffles today: Buy your supplies from Aldi.... Read more »