Category: Humor

How to Toilet Train Your Reluctant Three Year Old


The Poop That Got Away, A Children's Story

This morning, our youngest made a poop.  This is significant for reasons you do not want me to detail here.  Suffice it to say, POOP! The three of us — Mama, Daddy, and boy — were standing over the toilet as it was flushed.  “Bye bye, poop!,” I exclaimed, except, oops, that poop was going... Read more »

New Mattress, New Sheets, New Life!

My husband and I have been sharing a bed for twenty years, give or take a month or two.  TWENTY YEARS, PEOPLE.  That’s a long time to do anything.  For all of those twenty years we have been sleeping on a futon pad on the futon platform left over from my husband’s freewheeling bachelor days.... Read more »

Trump Apartment, Home of Russian Oligarch, or Versailles?

Okay, be honest.  Would you be able to lay down your pretty little head in this cavalcade of golden and floral splendor and sleep?  Yeah, I didn't think so.  Me either.  Nope, not a wink.  So where would we be so distracted together?  Versailles, if you must know.
It’s been a long winter, has it not?  The older I get, the more I realize that balancing the challenges of life with laughter and humor is the way to go. And, in that spirit, I present to you a wee little challenge:  Can you tell the difference between the $100 million dollar home of... Read more »

The Little Louis CK That Lives On My Shoulder

A couple of weeks ago my husband surprised me with tickets to see Louis CK.  It was a birthday gift and a rare night out for the two of us.  Just two middle aged folks out on the town hoping for a few laughs.  What could possibly go wrong? HA HA HA HA HA!  Have... Read more »

Camp Mom: Muck My Life

This is a cross post blog experiment with dear friend and fellow blogger Katy from I Got a Dumpster Family.  You can read Katy’s post HERE.   I love my friend, Katy.  She is awesome and amazing and so dear to me.  She wears high heels and red lipstick and is smart as a whip... Read more »

The Sexual Objectification of the Leaders of North America

Is it just me, or does North America feel a bit, um, hotter these days?  With this week’s election of Justin Trudeau as Canada’s new prime minister, the leaders of the free world that happen to reside in North America make my heart beat just a little faster. Not to be crass, but damn, they... Read more »

Letter to a New Mom: Unsolicited Advice From Someone Who Has Been There

Pffft.  Unsolicited advice — just what every new mom needs, am I right?  As if the poor gal isn’t the target of mountains of the stuff every.  single.  day (which is, in itself, a beautiful metaphor for the laundry that comes with motherhood).  My absolute favorite piece of advice I got as I neared motherhood... Read more »

Odd Crushes

You can not erase what you are about to read about me, so if you have an image of Mary Tyler Mom that you wish to protect, then step away from the screen right now.  Seriously, I’ll wait.  Power that sucker off, cause what I’m about to reveal ain’t pretty. Okay . . . if... Read more »

Raising Boys

I am the mother of two boys.  TWO BOYS.  This is, most of the time, almost incomprehensible to me.  I know nothing about boys.  Seriously.  I was afraid of them most of my childhood, except for my first best friend who was a boy.  He was awesome.  Hi, Allan!  I was crushed when Allan moved... Read more »