Archive for October 2012

Family Game Night!

Family Game Night!
We’re a board game kind of family. Enticed by competitive interaction, our family of 4 has been playing the heck out of a few board games lately spurring conversation, giggles and at least 30 minutes of fun. We prefer tournaments with out-of-the-ordinary rules and clever characters to match the madcap crew I am happy to... Read more »

Outdoor Fall Fun: Raking Leaves, Scooping Poop and Dog Wrestling?

Outdoor Fall Fun: Raking Leaves, Scooping Poop and Dog Wrestling?
On a warm fall day last week, I breathed in the intoxicating smell of burning leaves. With baby Gertrude snug in her crib for an afternoon nap, 6-year-old Raymond, 4-year-old Anne and I were free to explore the backyard. First, I needed to “clean up” the unpleasant piles of excrement in the grass before the... Read more »

Mom's Halloween Costume: Is it Time to Retire the Fishnets?

Mom's Halloween Costume: Is it Time to Retire the Fishnets?
I am a 35 year old mother of 3 children, and I need a Halloween costume. As much as I would love to wear those tiny shrink-wrapped costumes made from less fabric than my swimsuit, I won’t. The days of slutty nurse, slutty vampire whore, slutty cheerleader and, yes, even slutty pumpkin have passed me... Read more »
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Honey, Put A Baby In Me!

Honey, Put A Baby In Me!
Months ago, my womb was an insatiable beast. Whenever I saw a pregnant woman, a stroller or even a tiny little foot sticking out of an infant carrier, my uterus squeezed and clenched, reminding me that it was still there and ready to work again. The sight of a baby sock brought tears to my... Read more »

Miscarriage: The Dirty M Word

Miscarriage: The Dirty M Word
By Brandi Lee I sat down to write this month’s post with a head full of steam. My oldest was in school, my youngest was napping peacefully, and I had brewed a fresh pumpkin spice K-Cup. My ideas had been brewing for a couple of weeks, years really, since I decided to write about one... Read more »

When Mommy Writes Naughty Books

When Mommy Writes Naughty Books
For years, I’ve kept a naughty little secret: I write Romance. Not sweet and innocent watered-down, dewey-eyed girl meets boy love stories. No, those books make me fall asleep. I write romance that I love to read. My stories feature intelligent, sassy, flawed heroines and sexy brooding equally-flawed heroes, whose stories are woven together with... Read more »
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My Top 3 Creepy Tales

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I love the month of October. Leaves swirl in the wind, the days get cooler. At the end of the day there is nothing better than lighting a fire, pouring a glass of wine, and scaring the living daylights out of yourself with a scary movie! In honor of Halloween and all things creepy, I... Read more »

Accepting Who I Am.

Accepting Who I Am.
I’ve spent my whole life trying to get ahead. I’ve sped the process everywhere I could and “microwaved” my own life. Lately, I’ve had a common discussion among my best group of girlfriends: Where did our youth go? This past weekend a friend and I saw the movie “Pitch Perfect”. If you haven’t seen it,... Read more »

I Thought I Knew Everything About Babies Until I Had One

I Thought I Knew Everything About Babies Until I Had One
Last week, Tracy Jensen, aka ChiMomWriter, wrote about what she has learn by being a parent for four years. I’m still a little wet behind the ears compared to her parenting experience and knowledge. I was 34 when I got pregnant. I’ve babysat for years, been to too many baby showers, had many friends with... Read more »
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Allowance Cures A Serious Case of MCIAC (My Child Is Acting Crazy).

Allowance Cures A Serious Case of MCIAC (My Child Is Acting Crazy).
What was a mom to do? Summer was in full swing and the kids had a bad case of the summer crazies, little did I know this was a very contagious ailment. Unfortunately, both of my children contracted this strange disease around the same time. Experts refer to it as MCIAC (My Child Is Acting... Read more »