Ray Rice Cut from Ravens, Penn State Sneaks in News: Why Do Our Football Teams Feel Invincible?

Today the Baltimore Ravens announced the termination of Ray Rice's contract and the NFL suspended him "indefinitely." Why? Video of the February 15th third degree assault against his now-wife was leaked and shared on TMZ. ...more
I completely agree!! It is rediculous! Unfortunately the players have a lot of control over NFL ... more

Cleaning a Coffee Pot

Good morning! Raise your hand if you're a coffee addict. I'm raising both hands because I LOVE coffee!...more
Great tip! I have the same coffee maker, don't you just love it!!! more

Life Goal: Do Not Be Betty Draper Francis

Last night’s Mad Men was awwwwwkard. I can’t even possibly count on my fingers and my toes how many times I cringed and squirmed for poor Don Draper as he sat in the offices of SC&P. But the funny thing is, as far as the stickiness of the episode goes, it was all Betty Draper Francis: Motherlast night. ...more
Love this! Honestly it didn't even occur to me, but you are so right! Giving myself a little ... more

Community School Supplies? Absolutely NOT!

And so, here we are with school about to start up again – hey, if you live in southern Indiana, many of our schools started up last week! This is the time of year I like to re-run my post about community school supplies and how they are of the devil. Yes. Satan himself thought up this concept. Here we go: =====...more
You had me up until you advised parents (and especially children) to thumb their noses at school ... more

My Daily Mommy Phrases... Can You Relate??

Alright by now you know that I have a 2 1/2 year old son Jaylen and an 8 month old daughter Naomi. The phrases that I say on a daily basis makes me think I am a broken record. I told my husband last night that I feel like I say the same things every day....more
Ha ha I think I say all of those. Lately, due to pottytraining, my frequent phrase is ...more

The Stay-At-Home Mom Midlife Crisis

You mean I have to do something else now? I've been in my pajamas all morning. They double as yoga pants. It's how I roll most mornings. One thing I have learned this summer is that mornings are good for nothing . Please do not ask me to do anything that requires anything before 10 AM because it is seriously like mobilizing a revolution to get out of the house before then. ...more
Just tell them that you have been saving up all your sick leave and vacation days for the last ... more

Can't Make It to BlogHer '13? Join BlogHer at Home!

We know there are a lot of you who can't make it to BlogHer '13, but we don't want you to miss out on everything! I look forward to connecting with you on Twitter, but there's more to BlogHer at Home -- like giveaways! ...more

Can't Make It to BlogHer '13? Join BlogHer at Home!

We know there are a lot of you who can't make it to BlogHer '13, but we don't want you to miss out on everything! I look forward to connecting with you on Twitter, but there's more to BlogHer at Home -- like giveaways! ...more
This is my 3rd BlogHer at home, but one of these days I WILL be there!! more

My Name is Tracy and I Throw Things

@Rita Arens I should channel it into exercise, that would do wonders for bikini season this ...more

I'm Going to Be a Mom: I Can't Smoke

It probably sounds unbelievable, but at that moment, I just knew in my gut that I was carrying a child. Even though my boyfriend and I weren't actively trying for a baby, we knew it was a real possibility and embraced the thought of parenthood as well as any fancy-free couple could. The image of smoke reaching my baby tortured me, and I threw my half-done cigarette out the car window. That was that. ...more
I smoked prior to becoming pregnant with my oldest child. I quit the day I took my pregnancy ... more