Coming out of retirement… at age 13!

This time last year, Youngest was gearing up for the dream of a lifetime… going to the Junior Olympics National Championships for Tumbling and Trampoline. After going and placing 6th in the nation in Tumbling and 12th in the nation in Double Mini Trampoline, she decided to retire. Why? She’d been doing this all her…

OMG, just tell me… WHEN did my girls grow up?!?!

So, there I am at the supermarket last Sunday when a new plateau in my life decided to give me a smackdown. I’d filled my basket with all the non-food and shelf items first, then made another trip around to pick up the frozen and refrigerated items last. Hey, don’t judge me. In Arizona, frozen…

While I’m a away…

I’ve decided to post something each day from the archives of oldies but goodies. I hope you enjoy the hilarity I have in store for you!  So here’s the first one. It’s been 2 years since I wrote this piece. Eldest has added to my exclamations. The girl has a driver’s permit! Aaack! And I…

What I learned from my daughter yesterday…

We’d been talking about it for days. More like Youngest was complaining about it for days. She’s been playing violin for a year and now she wanted to quit. Why? I asked her. “I’m just not feeling it, Mom. Can you write a letter and put me in General Music?” Given the fact that Youngest…

Poor man, never stood a chance…

{ An oldie, but a goodie! Had to post this again because last night my husband got to do something very special. He took our daughter to buy a bra! That’s right folks! I was getting my hair done, and Eldest needed a strapless for Homecoming. He was thrilled… NOT. I’m chuckling the whole time my…

I’m Guest Blogging at The Dusty Rose!

You know my humor. You know that I posted about my husband and me kissing in front of the kids, scarring them for life. Weeeell, let me just say, we’ve had another “incident” for which I saved for Leslie D. Soule and her blog, The Dusty Rose. Join me, won’t you, in the humor that only…

Ew… Mom.Dad. Get a room!

My husband and I have been married for nearly eighteen years. We dated four years prior to our wedding. Now, we have two daughters –  14 and 11 years of age. Needless to say, we’ve kissed a couple of times.  Go figure! Lately, our kids, the proof that we’ve uh… kissed, have been quite vociferous…

Blinders Off! A Special Human Trafficking Simul-posting!

All across the internet today, friends of mine are helping raise awareness regarding Human Trafficking, a global, insidious crime. Everyday a child, a woman, a man is sold into slavery- whether for work, drugs, or for sex, it is happening all around us. Even to families we know. One young woman has been rescued from her years…

My new home… it’s got good energy

I can finally rest easy! There are no creepy spots in my new home! Kids have gone over, around and through this new home of ours and have found nothing to giving them the heeby-geebies. Thank goodness! It seems the first house we ever bought and the last one both had creepy vibes that my…

Moving Day:Remembering to Breathe

Moving day is quickly approaching and I couldn’t be happier. It’s been a long struggle to make what my husband and I thought would be a better life for our family. We’ve been stuck in a three-year nightmare ever since the economic downturn swept us up and away. But now, there truly is a light…