Girl Does Not Meet World – Why This Show Doesn’t Meet My Expectations
I kind of, just a little, teeny, tiny, bit loathe myself for what I'm about to say. But here it is. I do not like "Girl Meets World." At all.
The Battle of the Clean Bedroom
Please someone, for the love of toys and stuffed animals and just your average pile of junk, tell me how to get my children to clean their rooms and keep them clean.
Product Placement Gets Me Everytime
I overheard a discussion this week about how retailers have become really good at product placement so that once they get you inside, you purchase way more than you intended.
Celebrating Me and The Year of the April
Today is my birthday. Thirty-seven short years to reflect upon. I think it's true what they say--that youth is wasted on the young. But the time you realize what a gift youth is, you're not so young anymore.
My Sweet, Spunky and Totally Rotten Boy with the Charlie Brown Cheeks and Freckles Will, In Fact, Get to be a First Grader Next Year
My kindergartener will not be a repeat offender. I said it wouldn't happen. I said he would most definitely have to be a kindergartener twice... not because of his ability to master the concepts taught in kinder, but because he's a bit of a wild child.
The Apps That Can Help With Your Chaotic Life
My day-to-day life is pretty much chaos. It is. And most days, I'm ok with that. This is what I chose, after all. I chose to have children and continue my career. I chose to enroll all three children in the extra-curricular activity of their choosing. And for the most part, I love the daily chaos. I thrive on pressure. I love being busy. When I don't have deadlines or a to-do list, I grow bored ve
Kids Do the Darndest Things – The Woes of Technology
This week, the big theme in our house has been focused on technology. Specifically, how it should *not* be used. My children have iPod's and/or tablet devices. There are rules. They can't download apps (or anything else) without asking. They can't connect via e-mail, text, Facetime, or anything else, without asking. They can't set up their own accounts for anything. They can't purchase anything. T
Somewhere Along the Way I’ve Forgotten How to Breathe – The Spin-Cycle of Life
I have to say I have had a rough couple of months. A crazy reaction to a new medication literally threw my body into some kind of lurch. It also has been a big wake up call for me. You always hear people talking about taking "better" care of themselves. But at this point, I've realized I just need to take care of myself. Period. The "better" part will have to come when I'm actu
Pinterest Makes It Look Easy -This Is Why I Don’t Craft
$41.25 for poster supplies. That is what I dropped this week at Michael's on poster board, glitter, Sharpies, and various peel and stick shapes.
Remember When – How Valentine’s has Changed For Us
I remember on Valentine's Day a good 15 years or so ago, my husband and I, so very young and naive, planned to celebrate with dinner at a restaurant. On Valentine's Day. In Amarillo. On a Friday night.
Parenting is Not for Wimps
Have you seen the You Tube video of the brand new, "Verruckt" water slide at Schlitterbahn in Kansas City?
Working Mothers It’s OK to Still Dream – In Fact, You Should
Working Mother Magazine just released it's list of "25 Mothers of Reinvention" and I am super excited about it. What girl doesn't love the thought of reinventing herself. Sometimes, all it takes is a new hair cut, or even something as simple as tube of bright red lipstick. Sometimes, it's a new attitude.