Don't Let This Happen to You: A Son's Ultimate Betrayal

Today I’d like to tell you a little story. It’s a sad story, really. A tragedy in the Greek tradition you might say. A story about hope and love and dedication and generosity that ends in heartbreak and misery. A story about a happy life that was all smashed to pieces by one double-crossing, backstabbing, heartless, little 10-year-old boy. One day this little boy was given a school assignment. An English assignment to write about the “characters” in his own life. He was furnished with a set of questions to help prompt his thoughts on these real-life characters....more
So, my kid is only 18 months, lucky for him (and my husband and I), he cannot speak or read ...more

Surprise Your Man with the Best Valentine's Day Gift EVER

I'm not particularly fond of Valentine's Day or V-day as I like to call it in solidarity with other national holidays recognizing historic moments of strife. But I do try to show my affection and appreciation for my husband at least once a year, and V-Day is as good a time as any. The only problem is on the one day I try to show my love it's hard to find the right gift. Buying for my husband is always so tricky, particularly on Valentine's Day, which is why I try to avoid it....more

When Love Walks In

This may not be your typical Valentine's Day love letter, and believe me I'm just as surprised as you to find myself writing it, but somehow it happened all the same although even now I'm not quite sure how. The whole thing started with a status update that went a little something like this: "I think my husband might kill me. Just emailed him a picture of a pet I plan on adopting today without his consent." What was the big deal, really? I mean it's not like we haven't had pets before. We had hermit crabs....more

Snow Days Are For Suckers

You know how when you're writing a blog post and you get up to get a drink of water, and when you open the fridge to get the pitcher, you see the glass shelf is all smudged and smeared with food residue?...more
No cause I don't have kids so my snow days are like vacation daysmore

Crazy's Christmas Letter

Today's Word to Your Motha Wednesday has been temporarily suspended to bring you this important message. You know how yesterday I revealed The Kid's 50 item Christmas List? Well, today I have a little something from my son....more

Happy Half Birthday to You

I’m sure the concept of half birthdays is not new to some of you, but recently I was jolted by its mention.I first encountered the half birthday a few years ago, but back then I thought it was the bizarre notion of some over-protective, over-parenting, stay-at-home-mom who made her own organic baby food and thought her child was too special to have to endure the inhumane injustice of a summer birthday....more

Spa Day as Child's Play?

I might be the only one, but I haven’t taken my daughter to the spa. And I don’t plan to.This notion I realize is passé. Mother/daughter duos have become a common scene in nail salons across the nation. Everyone is doing it or has done it....more
maybe there will be a trend towards 'grownups only' nail salons in the future. i suppose you ...more