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If It Ain't Broke… Don't Fix It

Creatures of Habit Do Not Conform You can call me crazy.  You can call me old fashioned.   You can even call me a martyr.  I call myself a creature of habit.  I dance to the beat of my own drum and I don’t conform easily, if at all.   I have a method to … Continued

Obsessed… But Not Impressed!

Once a junkie… Always a junkie. I have many vices, but for the purpose of this blog I’m focusing specifically on only one of them; That being my obsession with online games.  You would think when history starts to repeat itself, I’d learn from previous experiences, right?  Obviously that’s a rhetorical question.  Not this junkie. … Continued

Simply Put, I'm Food Obsessed

[slideshow id=27] I’m just hours away from boarding a plane to the Amalfi Coast.  There are a million things I should be doing in preparation for this trip.  I should be packing.  I should be writing a detailed list of instructions for my Mother-in-Law who will be watching my kids.  I should be leaving notes … Continued

Spin and Bear It

[slideshow id=26] Laundry. (noun) 1.  Clothes and linens that need to be washed or that have been washed. 2.  The action or process of washing such items. 3.  The bane of my existence. If there’s such a thing as death by laundry then I’m convinced that is how I’m going out.  Lately it feels as … Continued

All My Life's A Cycle

When I was a little girl at sleep-away camp, I used to sing the song, All My Life’s A Circle written by Chapin Harry around the campfire.  Always trying to keep the spirit of camp alive, I recently found myself humming it while I was transferring the tenth load of laundry (in one day) from … Continued

A Day at the Zoo… Unpolished Style

[slideshow id=24] A day at the zoo for most people means exactly what it sounds like, a day at the zoo.  For my family, a day at the zoo means: let’s see if we can get there in one piece and then figure out how quickly we can get it all done. My kids are … Continued

Homage to 81

[slideshow id=23] July 4, 1991.  I was nineteen.  My biggest problem in life was deciding where I’d go to watch the fireworks that night.  My second biggest problem was deciding what I’d wear. Then the phone rang and my view of the world as seen through rose colored glasses blurred.  My Dad had collapsed on … Continued

Is This Assignment Meant For Him… Or Is It Meant For Me?

[slideshow id=22] Homework sucks.  School projects suck too.  Making sure your kids’ homework and school projects get done sucks the most. I used to listen to friends of mine complain about the heavy workload and the massive projects that were sent home from school on a regular basis.  They would carry on that the increased … Continued

Is School Out for the Summer Yet?

[slideshow id=21] I’M OVER THE BUS.  I’M SICK OF THE BOOKS.  THE BACKPACK ZIPPERS ARE ALL AMUCK THE FOLDERS STILL STUFFED WITH TONS OF CRAP ARE REALLY STARTING TO SUCK! I’VE HAD IT WITH THE STACKS OF PAPER, THE PROJECTS AND THE PLEAS FROM THE PTA  STOP ASKING ME FOR MONEY!  I WISH IT WOULD … Continued

Tuesdays with J-Lo… This Chick's Got Game

[slideshow id=20] I met Jen about seven years ago on a rainbow colored carpet.  We were across from each other during circle time with our then babies in a Mommy & Me program.  I could tell by her obvious lack of enthusiasm for spit up and diapers that we’d quickly become friends.  Little did I … Continued