Bad Bedtime Poetry

So rest while (and where ever) you can, Mamas....tomorrow is a new day!

Is it the constant onslaught of winter weather that leaves me so tired at the end of every day?  Is it a case of the “Winter Blues?” I swear I have Seasonal Affective Disorder, I am in desperate need of some light therapy (and regular on the couch head therapy too, I know). Or perhaps […]

Hi, Pat!


I buy my diapers and wipes in bulk at Sam’s Club, so please tell me how I ran out without realizing it yesterday just hours before a snow storm.  Having no desire to fight the snow-a-phobics, who stock up like they won’t be able to get out of the house until Spring, I decided I […]

The Joys of the Season

Joey and Jake Christmas 2006. Joey loves holding his baby brother.

There’s plenty to stress about this time of year, and for me taking my kids pictures in Christmas outfits for my annual holiday cards is not one of them.  Every year I just take their pictures and put the best or the worst on my annual cards.  It saves me the public embarrassment of miserable […]

What? No tip?


‘Tis the season…for awful germs and illnesses that is.  My son Joey began throwing up Sunday morning, while we were  an hour from our home at the beach, and the poor kid continued to puke for another 10 hours.  I had spoken to the doctor, and being seasoned at this type of illness would normally […]

State your purpose, son

first five

Parents often document their child’s first year in a baby book/calendar and some even record the child’s milestones through early adolescence.  Each of my own children has a “First Five Years” book that catalogs all the milestones that happen from birth through Kindergarten.  The beginning of each book is full of spaces and pages for […]

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