My Single Shade Of Gray


I was upstairs when I heard it. The sound of Jace’s scream of horror that resonated throughout the house. I ran down the stairs as quickly as I could to see what had happened to my youngest son. My heart pounded as I slid down the last few steps and ran into the kitchen. “What’s […]

Surviving Chuck E Cheese

Jace riding the mini carousel at CEC

Chuck E Cheese. Unless you live under a rock, I am sure you have either gone there or have heard of this place. Chuck E Cheese’s is an oasis of good times (for kids) with games as far as the eye can see, prizes, pizza, singing, dancing. It’s like a hot spot for tikes. A […]

Jingle Them Bells Oteys!

The tree is up but there are noooooo presents under it yet :-(

Well, it’s that time of year again and ONCE AGAIN, I have yet to start shopping for my not-so-small family. I wrote a song a couple of years ago about my last minute Christmas shopping woes. Like to hear it? Here it goes…   Jingle Them Bells Oteys (sung to the tune of…you guessed it…Jingle […]

Workout Woes

None of these items were needed to complete my Manic Mom workout for today.

Ever since I started having children I have struggled to lose the weight that has clung to my body for dear life. I never really had a big issue with gaining weight during pregnancy, it’s what comes AFTER the child is born that I struggle with. No matter what I did and what I continue […]

My Kids Rock!

Isaiah, cute as a....cowboy?

Well, the Olympic games are finally over and the daily rush of adrenaline I got from watching the athletes compete will be sorely missed. As usual, there were a ton of memorable moments and one of my favorites was watching Gabby win the gymnastics all around title. That was just amazing! But what I also […]

The Side-Eye, Part 2

So what if  I earned a side-eye for not paying extra for grocery bags. Me and my 72 cents laughed all the way to the bank!

OK so the last time I talked about giving the side-eye, I was putting my kids on blast about some of the off the wall, slightly negative contributions to society that they do almost on a daily basis. On the flip side, I have to be honest and admit there may have been a FEW […]

The Last Supper

John in a restaurant, blissfully unaware of the nuclear meltdown going on right beside him.

Dinner out. When I was younger, the thought of eating out held such an appeal. It was extremely rare that my family would go to a restaurant and, when we did, I was in awe of the experience. I got to pick whatever I wanted to eat (within reason of course) and I got to […]

Great Gifts For Guys

Gift ideas any man would love. Even the fisherman who is oh

Well it’s that time of year again. Father’s Day! The day that children, wives, girlfriends and others show the fathers in their lives how fabulous they are by giving the most inappropriate piece of crap gifts on the market. At least that’s how it usually goes around here. Why do I say that? Because I […]

Suckie Sucky

Isaiah in a paci-induced state of bliss

Pacifiers. That one word alone can cause anguish, relief or even confusion for a new mother. I remember when I had my first child. I was young, fun, and ready to embark on my journey of being the best mom ever! I had experience dealing with children so I wasn’t worried about how I’d do […]


Time Cover

ARE YOU MOM ENOUGH? It’s the taunt that was heard around the world. The Time magazine cover that featured the image of a slightly defiant looking young mother boldly breastfeeding her preschool aged child struck a nerve with many mothers, young and old. And the release, right before Mother’s Day, was especially suspicious. I didn’t […]

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