Archive for February 2011

What's in your purse? (aka the black hole)

What's in your purse? (aka the black hole)
In between jobs many years ago, I had the opportunity to work for Coach. (Yes, the leather goods company.) I was amazed when mothers would come in and ask for a purse that would allow them to be “hands-free”. Pah! I thought. Hands-free. Nothing could come between me and being fashionable. You mean to tell... Read more »

Choppin' Broccoli

I have a picky eater on my hands. I am pretty sure this is not uncommon, but it is frustrating nonetheless. My child has been picky ever since I started him on rice cereal and baby food. He decided what he liked and didn’t like right away. I was surprised when he didn’t like typical... Read more »

Spring Forward with a New Look: Exfoliating Your Winter Self

As I shaved in the shower this morning and stared at my almost opaque skin, I realized that I need to take action when it comes to preparing myself for a terrifying term I like to call, “beach season”. I tend to look at the arrival of spring as my new year as opposed to... Read more »

Public Embarrassment: Blame it on the kids!

I have embarrassed myself many, many times in my life but never seemed to do it right until I had kids. Pregnant with my first child, I was adamant that no one but my husband be present in the delivery room during my labor. I was so innocent and modest at the time. Twenty hours... Read more »

One Mother Confesses her Dirty Little Secrets

Lightning trying to flee from his stinky dirty cage.  If only he would stop spitting out and flinging the food he refuses to eat, the cage would be a lot cleaner!
Forgive me, Fellow Mothers and Fathers, for I have sinned.  It has been too long since my last parental confession:  In the beginning before my first child was born, I was a great mom, a text book mom.  As I was unemployed during my first pregnancy, I had plenty of time to memorize both of... Read more »

Suffocate the Mania with Good Thoughts

I have honestly never been so compassionate when I say, I am DONE with winter. What is it about this winter season that is so much more cold and unbearable? The eternal optimist, I cannot linger too long in the cold, dark tundra of depression and must look ahead. What do you look forward to... Read more »

The Perfect Valentine Dinner Destination (Or any meal for that matter!)

I worked at a tanning salon in a video store. What?
If there is one thing I love and can’t seem to get enough of is being doted upon. When we first started dating, my husband did swoon about and pamper me like a seasoned professional. Then again, we were in college where our biggest concern was getting to class on time and meeting for lunch... Read more »

Are you up for a change? Stop making excuses and start now!

I get excited when people tell me they want to start something new or change something in their lives. I see change as a life-altering experience, good or bad. Over the years I have had numerous conversations with friends who have been in search of a new career. This post can apply to anyone, but... Read more »

Keeping Your Sanity During The Snowpocalypse, Blizzardgate, etc.

It looks like anyone who lives in the middle of the country is about to be snowed in. If you have been watching t.v. coverage of the weather, the upcoming blizzard is akin to the apocalypse. Pretty soon we will be trapped in our houses with our noses pressed against the window, watching the snow... Read more »