Go, books, GO!

On Saturday, I asked my boys to go through their books so we could donate the ones they no longer read to charity. Continue reading

Random musings

If my washing machine can detect “high suds levels” then why can’t it take care of the problem?

What makes my washing machine stinky after a few days? Didn’t the soap and bleach just clean it? Continue reading

I’m sorry, but…

Keep your e-mail thank-you notes.

Receiving an e-mail thank you for a thoughtful gift is entirely offensive to me. Sure, it say’s thank you, but it’s definitely NOT the same as a handwritten note. Continue reading

An ode to mothers

This weekend we all got together to celebrate my mom’s 78th birthday. What an angel she is!! In her honor, I offer this brilliant essay written by Erma Bombeck:

“When God Created Mothers” Continue reading

Online lies

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

Just for fun, I was thinking of posting on my personal website’s biography page that I hold a Master’s degree (in Platypus Psychology) as well as a Ph.D. (in Maple Leaf Counting). Continue reading

The PTO fundraiser is NUTS!

Yup, it’s that time of year—fundraising time! And, thanks to the outstanding job the gift company did of pairing up prizes with the number of items sold, my son has his heart set on selling 80 products—80 wildly overpriced items ranging from holiday wrapping paper to meats and spreadable cheeses, candles and chocolate-covered nuts. Continue reading

Who’s up for firsts?

This weekend was filled with “firsts” and I have to admit, I didn’t like it one bit. You see, every new first only serves as a reminder that my children are growing up—which I find entirely offensive. Continue reading

No jacket required

I have a love/hate relationship with the month of September. On one hand, it ushers forth my fave season: fall. On the other hand, it has  severe multiple personality disorder.

With temperatures swinging wildly from hot to cold, I never know how to dress my kids. Yesterday, they went to school in shorts and T-shirts. Of course, it practically snowed, so you know I felt like a criminal when the little one told me he was freezing all day. Continue reading

Do rubber socks exist? – and other weird discussions I’ve had with my kids this week

“Your shirt is not a wearable napkin. When have you ever seen a cloth napkin with buttons and sleeves? Umm, never! Please stop wiping your hands and face on it.

No, your shirt sleeve is also not a Kleenex. Didn’t we just go over this? Go get a tissue! Continue reading

Any suggestions?

This is the tree in my front yard. Continue reading

Looking for puppy’s breath and baby kisses? Move along please.


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I have two boys, ages 8 and 10 and a hot, bald husband. Clowns, bees, hyper-aggressive people and mimes weird me out. Cooking, the smell of a campfire and everything from the 70s and 80s make me all gushy and melty inside. My favorite words are: shenanigans, snarky and trebuchet. And I strongly suspect, now that it’s out there, that I’m a total geek because I actually admit to having favorite words. *Sigh*


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