Posted in November 2012

Give Me Some Happy

What’s shakin’, party people?! It’s a pleasure to once again co-host the More Than Mommies Mixer. If you scroll down to the bottom of this post, you’ll find all the details about the mixer and how to link up. And now, I hope you don’t mind, I’m going to take advantage of my blogging stage … Continue reading

There’s a WHAT in Your Pocket?!

At dinner tonight, my 3-year-old son said, “HEY! I have a rocket in my pocket!”  My husband, guest-for-dinner brother, and I just looked at each other like did he really just say that?! I asked the kid to repeat it and he said again, a little too proudly, “I HAVE A ROCKET IN MY POCKET!!!!” … Continue reading

This Chick Sucks

My birthday was a few weeks ago. The husband interviewed our kids and wrote their responses in a homemade card. So cute! I loved it…except that my son answered, “Work” when asked what my favorite thing to do was. Hmmmm… And just yesterday the kid was typing on his pretend laptop and when I asked … Continue reading

Lucky Number 13

Today: the day after turkey day. The day of my mom’s annual Day After Thanksgiving Dinner. The day before I stuff myself into my Spanx and pretend to like the people with whom I graduated high school. That’s right, folks, tomorrow is my high school reunion. I’ll pause a moment while you take pity on … Continue reading

The Fun Stoppers

What is a Fun Stopper? You may not know the definition of a Fun Stopper, but I’m sure you have at least one in your life. A Fun Stopper, a person who is physically incapable of enjoying life, exhibits symptoms such as: limited and/or non-existent sense of humor tendency to take one’s self too seriously … Continue reading

My Offertory Post

As the Mixer continues to gain momentum, I continue trolling as many blogs as I can. The themes are diverse, but there is one common thread among most bloggers: they have a clear purpose. Some want to educate or inform; still others want to inspire or share. I, however, have no purpose! Granted, my writing … Continue reading

7 Reasons I Love November

1. It’s officially cold enough to switch from daily to monthly weekly leg shavings. 2. Turkey. Stuffing. Sweet potatoes. And explaining to the kids how massacring a group of innocent people is a cause for celebration. Let’s eat! 3. Black Friday shopping. Oh hell to the no I don’t participate! I just can’t wait for the … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

A few days before I snapped this picture, a heavy blanket of snow had covered everything in our path, which temporarily delayed my baby girl’s new trick: walking. She and her brother had been at each other’s throats due to what I can only assume was cabin fever, so I was thrilled to have captured this … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Happy Husband!

There has been a blanket of “blah” over my city for the past week. Most of the sadness stems from a tragic accident at our zoo, one that I can’t stop visualizing before I go to sleep each night, one that has me holding my kids tighter and longer. But some of it consists of … Continue reading

Saving Our Economy One Toddler at a Time

My son doesn’t mind a good old-fashioned time-out. In fact, he entertains himself to the point where the rest of us wish we were timed-out with him. As a result, we’ve had to get creative with our discipline techniques. Yesterday, after he lowered his shoulder and flatted his sister à la James Harrison, I told him … Continue reading