Hilarious New Pumpkin Spice Products for Fall

I, like many of you, have succumbed to the siren call.What siren call?  you ask.The siren call of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, of course.As soon as September hits and the leaves curl ever so slightly, I feel excited for fall. And what better way to celebrate fall than with a delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte, suddenly available on every street corner?I have indulged. The first 3 sips were heaven. And then I was pretty much done!But since those blissful 3 sips, I’ve noticed something very interesting....more

7 Life Lessons I Learned from "The Facts of Life"

I gave my daughter the “Jo” hairstyle last week:...more

The 7 Levels of Yard Sale Hell

You know all those blog posts about how to have an amazing...more
sunburntsaver Now I know! Goodwill for me, too!more

The Best {Funniest!} Advice for Parents of Middle Schoolers

My oldest started middle school this week....more

Where is the Strangest Place You Ever Breastfed?

The crickets.It's the crickets chirping in the air that signal the end of summer to me here in Michigan. The nights get cooler and the crickets chirp louder and more often. The sun, which never seemed to set just a few weeks ago, goes to bed by 9 pm.And it is this late August setting that always, always reminds me of the time I first breastfed in public. Because it was 11 years ago on a late August night that I finally took the plunge and breastfed my newborn in public....more

How to Buy a Bra when You're a Mom

It was a girls’ weekend. My husband and son were away at a baseball tournament and I had a whole weekend to hang out with my best gal – my seven-year-old daughter.We were going shopping, getting pedicures, hitting the movies, and playing at the park.First things first, I needed a new bra. And Macy’s was having a sale. AND they had coupons on top of the sale. I wouldn’t have to shell out $60 for a Wacoal (which I love…but $60 for a bra? Come on!)....more

Motherhood is...

"Motherhood is buying a shirt for your daughter that she tried on and loved in the store only to have her refuse to wear it at home because it’s too itchy.“This was the status update I posted on my blog’s Facebook page last week.  So simple, yet so true....more

GenX References That My Kids Don't Get

I gave him a hug, the young 22-year-old who was graduating from college. Arnold (not his real name) had worked for me at the University since he was an 18-year-old freshman. And here he was. Going out into the real world.He told me about his new job in Milwaukee.“Ooo,” I said excitedly. “Did you know that Milwaukee has a statue of Fonzie?”“Who?” he replied.“You  know, The Fonz?”Blank stare.“From Happy Days?”Blank stare. Followed by a polite smile....more

Things I've Stepped on Since I've Had Kids

Huh.That was a new one.I looked down at my feet and the object upon which I’d just stepped. It was a plastic cup. And not a drinking cup, but a protective cup from my ten-year-old’s baseball shorts. Now how did THAT get on the living room floor?It could be the strangest thing I’d ever stepped on. But then again, since I’ve had kids, I’ve stepped on things I didn’t even know existed before! Here’s a quick list of things I’ve stepped on:...more

10 Signs You've Watched 'Frozen' Too Many Times

The other day my ten-year-old son went into the bathroom he shares with his sister and shut the door. I presume he had to take care of some business. Moments later, his little sister, age seven, came looking for him. She noticed the closed door, knocked on it, and sang, “Do you want to build a snowman?” ...more
cmillerrindy ha! We may be over it too. 7yo requested The Goonies!more