DIY Costumes For Moms With No Time To Make Your Kid’s Halloween Costume

This fall has been the busiest fall of my 40+ years of existence. Between motherhood, daughterhood, sisterhood, womanhood, and humanhood (is that a thing?) I have hit the proverbial fall wall. So when my darling children approached me about giving them Halloween costume ideas and/or making a Halloween costume from scratch, my left eye began... Read more »

An Open Letter To The Person Standing Behind Me In An Exercise Class

Dear Person Standing Behind Me In An Exercise Class, First, I would like to commend you for standing behind me in an exercise class.   I typically stand in the back of the room. You are likely perched next to the exit door if you are behind me. I think it is wonderful you are choosing... Read more »

Experiencing A Parental Epiphany In A Foam Pit

Note:  If you were at the storytelling show at First Congo 9/17, this will be a repeat for you. By show of hands, how many of you have had an epiphany? You know, a sudden revelation that completely rocks your world and changes your entire reality? Now, I view an epiphany as something bigger than let’s... Read more »
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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 »

Shiver Me Timbers, It’s A School Supply Treasure Hunt!

I wrote this piece while back-to-school shopping with my children.  I thought some of you could relate.  Enjoy! Shiver Me Timbers, It’s A School Supply Treasure Hunt! Ahoy matey! Aye, it’s back to school shopping season and shiver me timbers, retailers are teeming with school supply booty. Alas, what elusive bounty is on your child’s... 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 »
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My Cringe-Worthy Mommy Moment

Have you ever had expectations and then the reality falls painfully short? Those times when you think back to that expectation and then what really happened, and you cringe. And by cringe I mean sitting in the corner of a room in the fetal position rocking back and forth until the horrible memory of what took... Read more »

Get Out Of My House: A Back to School Playlist

August is here and I am in the home stretch of summer vacation. Toward the end of summer I operate in survival mode. Who am I kidding, all summer long I am in survival mode. My younger children wake up saying, “What are we doing today? Museum? Pool? Mini golf? Zoo? Playground? Movies? Beach?” Their... 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 »