Go Home Dinnertime. You're Drunk. (And I Wish I Was Too)

 Parenting magazines, commercials, rich moms with nannies and Pinterest would have you believe that dinnertime in America looks something like this... ...more

What You Should Know About Me if We Are to be Friends

The blog world is an eclectic mix of amusing, amazing, interesting and talented people. I’ve been lucky to “meet” so many interesting women and writers during my three years of blogging and more so, I’ve made a couple of dear friendships along the way which are invaluable to me. It’s somewhat surreal and weird to think sometimes that I may not have ever met these special people if it weren’t for my blog.  Having said this, being a blogger also means dealing with the not so nice, judgmental and downright rude people who cross your path as well....more

One Man's Confession of His Biggest Fear in a Relationship

A few months ago, I let the Mister take over my blog for a day and in the process, he answered some parenting questions for me and gave his take on a few things from the viewpoint of “Daddy.” It was entitled, ‘An Interview with the Mister.’ It was such a big hit with my readers that I asked him to do another post for me....more

Keeping the Happiness in Hope

For our family and myself right now, we are in a season of change, and while change can be a very intimidating and daunting thing, I tend to think it can also be therapeutic and refreshing for the soul.  It’s really all about your perspective.  For most of us, it’s easy to be happy and find joy in life when things are going our way. When life is clicking along like clockwork and all the puzzle pieces are snug, secure and in the right place, we are grateful and content....more

Why I Disliked the Toddler Phase

You are not kidding!  So far, I think the only good year was 2 and my daughter turns 4 in a few ...more