Posts in category "Mom of the Year"

My three wishes if the genie asked today

My three wishes if the genie asked today
If the genie popped out of the bottle – today – and asked me for my three greatest desires, I would wish: …for a long, happy life for my son. …for the singing voice of Natalie Maines. …that my son might someday know his Mother as the woman she’s always known she could be –... Read more »

Who is that crazy lady giggling in the massage chair at Sky High? (Answer: me)

Who is that crazy lady giggling in the massage chair at Sky High? (Answer: me)
I think I’ve hit some sort of a single Mom Friday night low/plateau/genius pinnacle. I’m at Sky High (Think Jump Zone with trampolines) with my laptop…SITTING IN THE MASSAGE CHAIR. That’s right. I just paid $10 for 30 minutes of a shockingly good mechanical chair massage while my kid jumps on trampolines. Every three minutes... Read more »

Extra! Extra! Read about the great fish tank disaster of (early) 2017

Extra! Extra! Read about the great fish tank disaster of (early) 2017
There was a fish tank disaster in my home last week. This is the first time I’ve been able to talk about it. I had three fish tanks. (Not in a gross way. Not in a terrarium-with-a-snake-in-the-bathroom kind of way, no.) Long story short: 2 baggies of carnival goldfish winnings +  1 adult with addictive... Read more »
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Holy Shit, you guys. I met Boo Radley this morning!

Holy Shit, you guys. I met Boo Radley this morning!
So for the past few days I have been sharing about my neighborhood Boo Radley house – a source of mystery and intrigue on many a dog walk in the past year or so. Well, hand to God: this morning when I was stalking the Boo Radley House walking the dog, who should walk into the... Read more »

Some Mother's Day advice for my young son: How to Succeed in Trump's America

Some Mother's Day advice for my young son: How to Succeed in Trump's America
It’s Mother’s Day 2016, and I you an apology, son. For the past seven and a half years, I’ve been teaching you that honesty is the best policy. And while that’s a great concept for creating protagonists in Pixar Movies and leveraging Santa Claus’ influence in December, it will get you nowhere in “Trump’s America.”... Read more »

Hey, Justin Bieber, my son is your latest - and biggest - fan! (so please don't screw this thing up)

Hey, Justin Bieber, my son is your latest - and biggest - fan! (so please don't screw this thing up)
Howdy, Justin Bieber. You don’t know me, and why would you? I’m in, like, the fourth circle your fanbase. I’m just one of the Moms standing behind the millions of tweens and teens whose hearts you have genuinely connected with through your undeniable and divinely bestowed talent. I’m Jenn-Anne, nice to meet you. My seven... Read more »
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The best argument for participation trophies that has ever been made

The best argument for participation trophies that has ever been made
While going through some boxes this past weekend my son and I came across this participation trophy I had received after a wildly unremarkable season of little league softball. I loved that team, and was grateful to rediscover this little gem. That was the last year I was any good at that game as I soon... Read more »

Anthropologie furniture ads recreated with the crap in my condo

Anthropologie furniture ads recreated with the crap in my condo
Let’s be clear: I am unapologetically riffin’ off of a Tumblr called Let’s Make Fun of: Anthropologie furniture. In my mind, it’s no coincidence that all of the pieces Liz Galveo featured are sold out: that piece ruled like a boss. I felt a call to action when I read this piece. But what to do?... Read more »

"There are lots of ways that things can work themselves out, Mom. You just can’t see them all."

"There are lots of ways that things can work themselves out, Mom. You just can’t see them all."
True story: About a year and a half ago, a longtime friend and I had a falling out. There were no fingers to point, no blame to pin in this particular schism. Things simply went off track, and we went our separate ways. But the person hurt most by this “breakup” was my son. My... Read more »
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Old Single Mom responds to her new fans at Fox News!

Old Single Mom responds to her new fans at Fox News!
Hey, guys! So things got pretty exciting, yesterday, once I noticed that John Stossel had used a picture of me to promote the re-airing of his show that I was on a few months ago: “Parenting Wars.” Click here to go to the link of yesterday’s post! Can I just say: boy howdy, and hello!... Read more »