That time you guys were all right

Something weird has happened lately. I’ve flipped my Twitter and Facebook usage. Most non tweeters don’t understand Twitter, and you really won’t until you start to use it. And then you’ll get addicted. And then you’ll start to loath Facebook. I like to say that Twitter is where people go to get real. We complain, […]

I was THAT mom. And that one. And that one.

I always hear women refer to themselves as “that mom.” Usually in a negative context and likely taking their impressions from behaviors they’ve seen in others that they don’t really wish to emulate. Like “I was that mom who had to drag my three kids kicking and screaming out of the library in the middle […]

The Ultimate House Cleaning Checklist

I wonder…Are you one of those people who has it together enough to clean your house every day? Or do you feel like you’re constantly fighting a losing battle? Today I’m honored to be featured over at Wonder, Friend. Missy just revealed her shiny new site design and a new guest posting series, and I […]

On the separation issue

When I entered the girls’ MDO to drop off some books for their Christmas book exchange later that day, the director caught me in the hallway. “Can I run something by you real quick?” “Sure,” I answered, feeling much less apprehensive than the last time she asked to talk to me. The girls have been […]

SOPA, the circus, and oh yeah, I have a job!

What is SOPA? I wanted to get this up Tuesday night, since Wednesday was the day everyone was protesting, but as usual, I’m late to the party. Things just weren’t working in my favor yesterday, mainly the hands on the clock. But this is important information to have, so here you go! Have you heard […]

The one where I emerge as the nerdy old person

I’ve known my niece Madison since she was a wee 18 months old. Now she’s a full fledged freshman in high school, and it’s funny to think I’ve watched her grow so much. Granted, they live halfway across the country, but I’ve always known her to be sweet, funny, and adorable. Then we became Facebook […]

Is motherhood really the hardest job on the planet?

Christian’s all crazy about this new comedy station on the radio, and heard the following clip on his way home from work. Give it a watch; it’s pretty funny. So at dinner he asked, “Do you think that being a mom is the hardest job in the world?” I scrunched up my face. “Mmmmm…not really,” […]

Hanging a little happiness

You would hate shopping with me. Last month I was a lucky recipient of some passes to the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar here in Austin, thanks to the lovely ladies at LiveMom. I’d been before, but it had been years. The Armadillo Bazaar is right up my alley with its live music and aisle upon aisle […]

New Years…when you’re a parent

When you have kids, New Year’s takes on an entirely different meaning. Correction: When you have kids, New Year’s takes on an entirely different meaning unless you’re on of those lucky bastards who has a nanny, baby sitter, or selfless family members in town willing to sit with your kids all night and maybe even […]

Four requirements?

There’s nothing like a new year coming up to give us all the feeling of renewal. A fresh start. Another chance to do things right. I admit, I’m a resolution person. I don’t see the harm in setting a few goals for yourself, and what better time to hit the start button on your new […]