Last night, I slept with my husband and my best friend. The bed was a bit crowded -- it always is, but I don't feel guilty about it and my husband Dan doesn't mind, either
Everyone is cheerful, that is, except that small but highly medicated population of parents who will soon be in the midst of the single most horrible science experiment in child-rearing that could ever exist.
The wedding reception was more like a big, crazy, party of 80 best friends. Janelle's 90-year-old grandfather wheeled himself into the large photo booth provided, along with six or eight 30-year-olds. Everyone did their best hip-hop gestures. Grandpa's were the best.
I have noticed that, now that I've entered decade #6, my brain is frequently abducted by aliens. As you can imagine, it's very embarrassing when in mid-sentence you suddenly can't think of a word, or can't remember what you were talking about.
Once people are seated at my funeral, I want the song to play called "Come With Me Now" by the Kongos. This song elevates my spirit, it makes me want...
Kids' shows appear to be designed to drain parents of their last remaining shreds of sanity. Here are some of the ways in which they do it.
Dealing with motherhood with acceptance and a sense of humor has often been my saving grace, and I thought this picture captured that perfectly. I didn't post it to make a huge statement about motherhood. I posted it to share my truth as a mom and help my mom friends feel comfortable with their truth.
The Chicken Dance: I learned this dance when we were released from the hospital. I remember looking at the nurse and thinking, "Really? You're letting us take this baby home? But we have no idea what we're doing!"
Basically, as a mom, your day-to-day involves comfy clothes, resting and playing with your (well-behaved, of course) kiddos. No wonder people keep having children... easiest job EVER!
Finding two socks that match is impossible, since the last time they were worn, one was removed in the backyard, the other in the kitchen.
What in the name of Gloria Vanderbilt was that boy thinking? How did he make it through the school day in one piece? Middle-schoolers are not known for their tolerance and kindness, especially to those who wear mom's slacks to school.
Bombeck's classic teaches that even late in life, the cherries are still there; we just have to dig deeper in the bowl. Indeed, such fruits are necessary for survival. A special way to reach them is by reading and sharing a loved one's favorite book.
Snips and snails and puppy dog tails -- or sugar and spice. There was a recent conversation around the office water cooler about the pros and cons of sons or daughters. The consensus was that, if given a choice, more women would choose girls, more men would choose boys, and most wanted to know the gender before birth.
My children are all of the age where they should know better. SHOULD. They're also all of an age where they're getting sneakier -- or at least they think they are.
7-year-old's don't give one whit that you have given up your identity or that you are sacrificing yourself for their well-being. So, don't point that out to them. It's the equivalent of blood in the water for shar
In the next election, I fully expect to see our first woman president. But after that, I think we should break another glass ceiling. It's time to put a non-human in the White House. We're America. We don't settle for second-best.