Archive for August 2011

10 Things I Love About Being a Mom

10 Things I Love About Being a Mom
1. Getting all geeky over family dinners and declaring Monday “Taco Night”. Who knew ground beef and shredded cheese could warm the cockles of your heart? 2. Exchanging knowing glances with other moms over their jogging strollers.  I always grunt a “hello” to the other ladies pounding the pavement with the kids in tow–I know... Read more »

A Business Meeting, Maggots, and a Puppy: A Day in the Life of a Modern Day Mom

A Business Meeting, Maggots, and a Puppy: A Day in the Life of a Modern Day Mom
The horror which ensues in this post is enough to make anyone a.) second guess being a dog owner and  b.) question their sanity in the decision to have 2 children, be pregnant and have a puppy at the same time. The events below are completely true and have not been embellished. No one was... Read more »

West Memphis Three May Be Released Today

In 2000, I watched the award-winning documentary, ‘Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hill Woods‘ which forever changed my opinion about the judgment of others and my faith in our justice system. I was not a parent at the time, but the thought of 3 children being horrifyingly murdered is enough to shake anyone... Read more »
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Outrage about bras and sexy underwear for 4-year-olds!

After reading a Fox News story about the outrage of French lingerie designer, Jours Après Lunes creating a sexy ‘Loungerie’ line for small children, I couldn’t help but visit the site to gather my own opinion. Much to my suspicion, sprawled across the site is images of young girls in jovial model-esque scenes, donning makeup,... Read more »

Getting Inspired in the Midst of a Busy Life: How Do You Do It?

Every morning, promptly at 9 am, I sit down at my computer and write. Sufficiently rested from an uninterrupted night of sleep, creativity pours out of me like hot syrup on golden pancakes. As the daydreamy mist fades from my ideal working scenario, I look around at the reality of my life and confirm I... Read more »

Inside My Tv Eye.......

Crystal recently posted a funny, insightful rumination about video games and kids. I would like to extend that topic into kids and television and ask: How much is too much? Did too much tv watching as a kid warp me as an adult? Do I need to shield my son from tv so that he... Read more »
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Crystal and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Crystal and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Crystal and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (with apologies to Judith Viorst and her excellent children’s book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) I went to bed with the taste of wine in my mouth and now there’s vomit in my hair. When I got out of bed... Read more »

Video Games: Gateway to Evil or Mother's Best Friends?

Video Games:  Gateway to Evil or Mother's Best Friends?
Video Games: Gateway to Evil or Mother’s Best Friend? Much to the chagrin of my children, my history of video games is rather brief: Intellivision → Atari → Computer Games → Handheld Nintendo Game Boy Sure, it was fun playing Space Invaders, Pac Man, Pong, Centipede and Marble Madness. But I was never the child... Read more »