Tag: Life

Bangs Are Cheaper Than Botox

Bangs Are Cheaper Than Botox
I’m being stalked by an old lady. She has been following me for years, lurking around corners. Her reflection often appears unexpectedly in store front windows. And sometimes when it is dark and I’m stumbling from my bed to use the bathroom, I see that crazy, old bitch staring at me from the bathroom mirror... Read more »

She Works Hard For Her Money

She Works Hard For Her Money
Has anyone noticed that at some point in time, women – specifically those who have borne children – started drawing lines in the sand? On one side of the line were the good mothers, on the other side, the bad. Not only were we drawing the lines ourselves, we were all too quick to throw... Read more »

The End of Privacy: A Tired Woman Questions Other Parents

The End of Privacy: A Tired Woman Questions Other Parents
This morning, I found myself putting on socks while I was using the little girls’ room. And I was not alone, as all three of my children were hanging out in the small commode with me. My 5-year-old, excited to be back to school after spring break, told me of his anticipation of the calendar... Read more »
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Storytelling Mothers: We Are Not Alone!

Storytelling Mothers: We Are Not Alone!
I am finding there are many parents out there with a daily diary to share but few storytellers willing to vocalize their unique voices and pepper their posts with a great sense of humor. As you know, I am a big believer of spreading the love, and cannot help but share with you, dear reader,... Read more »

I'm a 35-year-old Woman Who Misses Her Grandpa

I'm a 35-year-old Woman Who Misses Her Grandpa
Grandparents. Good for spoiling your children and the perfect babysitters. Nobody can do it like Grandma or Grandpa and I have to admit, I had a favorite. My Polish Grandpa, who passed away 12 years ago this past December, I think was a little sweet on me, too. I remember the last time I spoke... Read more »

A Birth Story, Part Two: Pain Meds and Pride

A Birth Story, Part Two: Pain Meds and Pride
I am starting to realize I expect too much of myself. And after the debacle of my first week postpartum, I believed  despite my spinal headache, a week off for maternity leave was a reasonable amount of time to recover. Week two of my postpartum recovery seemed less head pain and more lower back pain.... Read more »
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What is on your Christmas wish list?

What is on your Christmas wish list?
I have been seeing the Lexus commercial where a significant other presents his/her loved one with a shiny new Lexus, big red bow donning the roof top, and wonder why I am so different. No offense to the people who actually get a new Lexus in their driveway, which I have yet to see in... Read more »

We're Thankful, But Now What? Living a Fruitful Life

We're Thankful, But Now What? Living a Fruitful Life
I have heard a lot about being thankful over the past couple of days, reminding us to be appreciative every day of the year. This concept of continual gratitude is a wonderful way to practice living. But what comes of being gracious and thankful? How about living a fruitful life? One which graces us with... Read more »

Lessons Learned from Marriage...

Lessons Learned from Marriage...
I love seeing elderly people holding hands. It gives me hope that I will live out my days with my friend and husband, Peter. We celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary Wednesday and as I thought about our time together, I made a mental list of all the things I have learned so far in my... Read more »
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A Business Meeting, Maggots, and a Puppy: A Day in the Life of a Modern Day Mom

A Business Meeting, Maggots, and a Puppy: A Day in the Life of a Modern Day Mom
The horror which ensues in this post is enough to make anyone a.) second guess being a dog owner and  b.) question their sanity in the decision to have 2 children, be pregnant and have a puppy at the same time. The events below are completely true and have not been embellished. No one was... Read more »