Category: Stories Compromising My Mother-of-the-Year Status

Is Your Pork Chop Sporting a Milk Moustache?

Are you raising a tub-a-lub?  Are you sure?  Care if I check your fridge for proof in the form of a bottle of Hersey’s Chocolate Syrup? By now, I am sure you have either heard or read about the LA school district banning flavored milk at the start of the next school year in an... Read more »

Motherly Advice: Words of Wisdom from Ladies Who Know Better

Mrs. Wilson
Ever since I was young, I enjoyed this poem~Children Learn What They Live~I thought it contained all a mother would need to know to raise her child to be a happy well-adjusted grown-up.  I remember my mom had this framed in our home.  My mom was always good at handing out advice.  When I was... Read more »

25 TV Moms Who Inspired Me To Be the Kind, Caring, Bitchy Mother I Have Become

 25 TV Moms Who Inspired Me To Be the Kind, Caring, Bitchy Mother I Have Become
I once heard it takes a village to raise a child.  Amen.  Damn kids come into the world with a yelp and a lot of needs, far too many if you ask me. Sadly, the little buggers don’t come with a how-to-manual.  Now, most of us have mothers full of all kinds of advice to offer.  When I was... Read more »
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Stay-At-Home-Mothers: Raising children who say the darndest things...

Stay-At-Home-Mothers: Raising children who say the darndest things...
  I’ve been a mother for almost sixteen years.  Once these hooligans were old enough to speak and eventually form opinions, I made a decision.  They were allowed to say one mean thing to me a year. It didn’t seem that long ago that I was a kid being raised by a mother who occasionally... Read more »

Family Holiday Letters: Even more obnoxious when they double as a fundraising opportunity...

Family Holiday Letters: Even more obnoxious when they double as a fundraising opportunity...
    Did you get one of those dreaded “holiday letters” this season?  You know what I’m talking about–the computer-generated-two-page-letter of B.S., complete with a photo of the clowns in matching sweaters and cheesy smiles.  Nothing makes the recipient of one of these feel more insignificant than a family holiday letter will. I’ll admit I’ve rolled my eyes... Read more »

The Obamas: A Family Just Like Us? Not Even Close...

The Obamas: A Family Just Like Us? Not Even Close...
 With all that is going on in the world it amazes me the media seeks out the important, mind-blowing stuff to report day in and day out.  North Korea causing trouble via military exercises aimed at South Korea??  People canceling vacations because of an out-of-control oil leak in the gulf???  Unemployment still near ten percent?? ... Read more »
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Robert Crown Center: A Fifth Grader's Right of Passage

Like it or not, Quincy is heading west on a field trip with half of his classmates tomorrow.  Like his mother, father and almost every other fifth grader in the surrounding area before him, he’s headed to Hinsdale’s Robert Crown Center.  It’s springtime in the fifth grade and along with the pungent smells emitting from pre-pubescent armpits, there are many... Read more »

Take Your Kid to School

Careful, down there…I’ve climbed up on my soapbox…and my knees get weak when I look over the banister after climbing four stairs…so,way up here, on a flimsy box–shoot–I’m practically terrified, but what I have to say needs to be said.  So, listen up. In addition to the shout out to Mother Earth today–children all over... Read more »

Around Town

The decision was made late Saturday afternoon that Saturdays until mid-June are going to be hectic.  Baseball season has begun; along with golf season and learning how to drive season.  I spent the better part of Saturday afternoon behind the wheel carting kids from here to there. Throw in a trip to Walgreens, a “quick” run... Read more »
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What's In A Name

Eleven years ago tonight I watched the end of the 1999  Masters…I was awaiting an epidural–my husband sat in the easy chair next to me while my labor and delivery nurse was sitting on the end of the bed.  They were completely enthralled with the match on TV.  It looked like Retief Goosen was going... Read more »