Category: Insights

What I Learned On My Summer Vacation

Note:  If you were at The Mother Cluckers’ comedy show in LaGrange 9/7, this will be a repeat for you.   One of my kids came home on the first day of school and told me her teacher asked the class what they learned over summer break. I wasn’t aware you had to “learn” anything over... Read more »

Showing My (Lack of) Skills On 'America’s Got Talent'

My kids are really into the NBC show AGT. That’s America’s Got Talent for you rookies out there. After watching the latest episode Wednesday night, one of my daughters asked me, “If you were on AGT, what talent would you do?” After she asked me this question I thought for a second, and honestly, I... Read more »

A Few Fictional Characters I Wouldn't Mind Hanging Out With

Let’s say for shits and grins you were at a fictional event, maybe a wedding reception. Yes, a fictional wedding reception. Weddings are nice, cake is served, and people are happy, right? At this super fun fictional wedding reception you need to be seated at a table with a few fictional characters. Who would you... Read more »
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Cancer Won’t Keep John McCain Down

I was watching “BREAKING NEWS” last night on a cable network and heard the sad news that Arizona Senator John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer. Unfortunately, this particular type of brain cancer, glioblastoma, is pretty damn bad. While this news is very tragic, I found the banter between the show’s host and panelists disturbing.... Read more »

An Open Letter To My Childrens' School Lunch

Dear School Lunch, The school year is coming to a close and I have had a chance to look back at our time together.  Like any relationship, we have had our ups and downs. September In September you were the poster lunch for ChooseMyPlate.gov. I fondly recall your proper serving sizes of organic non-GMO fruits,... Read more »

Five Tips For Making It Through Your First Mother’s Day When Mom Dies

I lost my mom unexpectedly Friday, May 12th. There’s never a good time to lose your mom, but Mother’s Day weekend is a pretty sucky weekend to lose a mom. Mother’s Day is supposed to be filled with the obligatory brunch, homemade cards from the kids – a celebration of the woman whose bladder leakage... Read more »
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Here is How Parents Should Compensate Babysitters

Last Saturday my husband and I attended a party and needed to get a babysitter. I arranged for a friend’s high school-aged daughter to babysit. She was new to our babysitter squad, but I had heard great things and decided to give it a try. She turned out to be a fabulous babysitter. She played... Read more »

36 Things I Found In My Purse

This morning I attempted to locate something I thought might be in my purse. I opened my bag and by gosh by golly, it looked like something out of an episode of Hoarders. No joke, I am hauling around a shit storm of debris. No wonder I am suffering shoulder pain. Holy hell… how did... Read more »

Three Inspirational Things I Saw At A Middle School Debate

Tonight I attended my daughter’s middle school debate club culminating debate. The culminating debate would equate to a WWE SmackDown event in the debate world. I myself never participated in debate club in middle or high school. Hell, I don’t even know if there was a debate club in my middle or high schools. At... Read more »
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Great Books For The Fledgling Feminist

Not sure if you heard the news, but as compared to male counterparts, women are still getting the short end of the stick when it comes to equal pay.   In fact, Google just got sent to the principal’s office (aka the Department of Labor) for giving women’s paychecks the shaft.  Okay Google. Frustratingly, it looks... Read more »