The Power Of Being A Mom

How do you sum up all that is Mom? Keeper of the cookies, and the peace. Multi-tasker extraordinaire. We wear all the hats, we are all things.  A chauffeur, a chef, a cleaner, an errand girl, a tutor, a therapist, a photographer, a cheerleader, a top level negotiator, a playmate, a nurse, a teacher, a […]

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 […]

What Your Wives Are Talking About

Do you want to know why your wife looks so tired?  Why her fuse is so short and why she is kind of “stomp-ey” when you get home from work?  It’s not really that big a mystery. Nope, not rocket science.  And truthfully, it’s not even your fault. It’s just the reality of the crush […]

On The Hardwood Man, Self Control, & Celebrating Small Victories

Some weekends fly by because you’re having so much fun.  Others?  The opposite.  Too much to do, and not nearly enough time.  This weekend was one of those.  This next week we’re having some new floors put in upstairs.  Old satined carpets be gone!  But do you know what that means?  It means we must […]

Dear Hubby; Mind Reader Required

We’re back to school, back to work and back to the grind.  What happened over the holidays?  Well this small realization.  Sometimes a mind reader IS required. When I am standing in my closet, whining that “I have NOTHING to wear”. That is really, truly, honestly how I feel. I’ve been in there for 25 […]

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 […]

Has Anyone Seen The Girl Next Door?

Not long ago I was invited to a girls weekend up at a cottage. No Men. No Kids. Just wine, and food and girly stuff. Sounds great right? Well perfectly wonderful until you figure out you, well you ….are a bit lost. A couple of days before I was supposed to leave for this blissful […]

Angry …For No Reason

It had been a perfectly “Okay” day. I managed to hit a couple of deadlines.  Did some laundry.  Got the kitchen cleaned up.  Had a sweet chat with a couple of friends. Drove my kiddos from A to B to C.  (ordered pizza for dinner…because I’m still not quite detoxed from that trip to Beaches […]

Five Confessions From The Suburbs

Looking for a little something to do on a chilly Friday afternoon?  Why not play a game with me?  It’s easy, I promise.  It’s confession time!  I’ll get you started, all you have to do is fill in the blanks.  Pick one, pick two or take on all five and tell me how you really […]

The Truth About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, if we’re lucky, Thanksgiving is that one day a year we all gather with our families and give thanks for our many blessings.  We embrace that warm and fuzzy feeling that comes with this Holiday and then hang onto it as long as we can. As it approaches, visions of perfect Turkey dinners dance through […]