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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

Givin' it a Go with J-Lo

[slideshow id=19]  I‘M BACK TO THE GRIND AFTER A SHORT HIATUS SO I GOTTA TELL YOU ABOUT THE LATEST. IT’S TOO HOT TO RUN UNTIL THE FALL SEASON  I NEEDED A SWITCH THAT’D STILL BE PLEASIN’. JEN HAD BEEN STALKING ME TO TAKE HER NEW CLASS “YOU HAVE TO TRY IT… IT’LL KICK YOUR ASS!” … Continued

A Word From Your Mutha

Sunday is Mother’s Day.  It’s the one day out of the year that us Moms get freed from slavery.  The oppressive [child] labor we’ve endured is recognized and we’re finally given a pat on the back for our tireless efforts.  The second I hear scurrying feet and louder than necessary voices at the crack of … Continued

Yo Mama!

[slideshow id=17] LISTEN UP PEOPLE, I NEED TO MAKE IT CLEAR THIS SUNDAY MAY 12TH IS A BIG DAY IN THE YEAR. THOU SHALT HONOR THY MOTHER WHOSE DEVOTION IS EXCEPTIONAL YOU MUST LIFT HER WHERE SHE BELONGS, HIGH UP ON THE PEDESTAL! BECAUSE SHE’S BASICALLY A SLAVE WHO DOES ALL THE WORK FOR FREE … Continued