Self Talk And Angry Cleaning

They say talking to yourself is a sign of intelligence. Good Lord I hope that’s true because yesterday there was a whole new level of chatter going on and I swear to you….only the dog was listening.  If you’d been a fly on the wall, the “oh so positive self talk” you wold have heard […]

Coffee Talk

  This week I didn’t get out to have a fabulous lunch with my girlfriends.  There were no fancy dinners.  No “date” nights.  Not even a coffee date.  This week…I did exactly nothing for me.  I drove the kids from A to B.  I worked.  I cleaned up the same messes I always do.  I […]

The Perfectly Imperfect Christmas

 Some Christmas Days looks a little bit like a Norman Rockwell painting, others….not so much.  As the big day draws near I’ve realized, I may not “get it all done”.  My ridiculous to do list is never ending.  The cookies, the wrapping, the need for more lights.  The shopping, the extra time I had planned to […]

The Suburban Mama Code ~ Rewind!

As you read this I’m off exploring Italy with my family on a trip we’ve been planning for….ever?  But I didn’t want you to think I’ve forgotten about you!  So today I bring back one of my old, tired and true posts.  A few little rules every Mama should know if they are going to […]

I’m DONE WITH the Humans

The summer time weather, and maybe the wine, have brought back my sassy side.  So what have I done?  I’ve started a list.  Perhaps it’s not quite a list of people I want to punch in the throat.  That might be a bit extreme, but it is a list of people who are making me […]

Food 10 Mama 1

I don’t really drink.  Drugs (besides migraine drugs that is) are not my deal,  but junk food?  Oh my goodness junk food is ruling my life right now.  Maybe it’s stress, perhaps it’s my age, or a big possibility?  I’m just ridiculously happy with my life and given up all the cares because I just […]

Have You Ever…

Have you ever thought to yourself.  I am some kind of crazy.  I’m walking around the house talking to the cat like he’s a human.  I’m all on shushing the robin in his nest because he won’t stop TWEETING, cursing the dishwasher that doesn’t clean and then suddenly wondering; have I lost it?  Is this […]

My Truths

What do a few confessions, a dash of TMI and a touch of self reflection add up to?  My truths. For whatever reason, today it felt important to pour my heart out and let you all in on what’s going on in my head, and behind my door here in this little corner of the […]

Reminiscing Like An Old Chick

It seems like lately all I do is drive.  Cajole kids through homework.  Complain about the weather.  Make dinner, clean up dinner, whine because I don’t know what to make for dinner.  And stress about the little things.  As I’m driving around and complaining, a little realization.  I’m feeling like an old chick.  Nothing could […]

7 Signs You Might Be A Grown-Up

Before you were an grown-up with kids, you were sure your life was oh so busy.  Work, friends, umm what else did you do with your time?  Oh right; there were lazy Sunday mornings with long sleep ins and late brunches.  Drives to the beach.  Shopping days.  Movie marathons and romantic dinners.  A tidy house […]