Category: Parenting

Ten Google Search Terms For Parents (or Maybe Just Me)

In my thirteen years as a parent, I have seen, heard, and said things I never thought imaginable, as well as faced situations where I was completely clueless.  In many instances, there is no way I would have been able to figure things out without the Internet.  Good or bad, the Google has saved my ass... Read more »

Mother's Day Cards I Think My Kids Might Give Me

May 13 marks Mother’s Day – the day we honor the women in our lives that have helped make us the people we are today.  It got me thinking about how my own little children feel I have helped (or harmed) them this year. For Mother’s Day, my kiddos typically give me handmade cards. Sure... Read more »

Ten Things You Will NEVER Hear Me Say While Shopping at Whole Foods

I went to Whole Foods today to pick-up a couple of things.  It is the closest grocery store to where I was located.  Now, with much in life, you need to be confident. However, Whole Foods is one of those places I am not confident. I do not know what 90% of the items are... Read more »

An Open Letter To Tableside Entertainers

Dear Tableside Entertainers, I want to take this opportunity to apologize for getting a little snippy with you recently.  It’s not you… it’s me.  Well, maybe it is you.   Listen, I completely respect your choice to pursue a career in tableside entertainment.  Whether it is amusing restaurant patrons with face painting, balloon animal development, Charles Dickens-style Christmas carols,... Read more »

Are You Suffering From Holiday Card Envy?

I am going to be honest with you… I am on the cusp of a mini panic/anxiety attack regarding holiday cards. Don’t get me wrong… I love receiving photo cards from friends and family. I enjoy seeing how much the children have grown and changed, what adventures the family has taken during the year, and... Read more »

An Open Letter To The Hormones Raging in My Pre-Teen Daughter

Dear Hormones, This is a formal letter of reprimand notifying you that your performance is adversely affecting the individuals residing in my household.  It has come to my attention, rather abruptly, that you are functioning at an inconsistent level, thus affecting the emotional stability of my pre-teen daughter.  You have commandeered my tween and made... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »