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 […]

Don’t make me regret this…

My kids hit big milestones and cash in on my bribes rewards for good behavior at the most inopportune times.  For example, when Joey finally started pooping on the potty (which came a whole year after peeing on the potty), I was 7 months pregnant with Cecilia and had 22 month old Jake in diapers […]

To hell and back, a Department of Motor Vehicles Tale

Some days you just know are going to be bad days.  The sun might be shinning, the birds might be singing, but you’ve got that feeling deep down telling you to hang on, it’s gonna be bad.  Although, I must admit,  it doesn’t take a psychic to know a trip to the Department of Motor […]

My pants are white, but my face is red…

I love my white linen capri pants. They are light and comfy, shabby and chic.  They are probably the next best thing to keep cool in the hot summer months other than wearing shorts.  Have I mentioned I hate shorts? My chubby Mom legs are pale, and I find it awkward to constantly walk around […]

Please Pass the “Off”

bug house

There are some days that I worry I won’t have anything “funny” to post about, then I open my eyes, look around, and remember where I live.  I’m so glad that you all enjoyed the muddy messy mongrel story from last week, and I’m even happier to report we have not had any more dogs […]

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