As I was reading the recent publication of the 64th Montana House of Representatives Legislative Session Dress Code, I have to admit, for a moment I thought it was a satire piece straight from the pages of The Onion. Then I realized the truth. This was no joke. I laughed so hard my bonnet nearly fell… Continue reading Montana Dress Code – Say it Ain’t So
With mere hours to go on the Turkey Day countdown, you’ve probably checked most items off your official Food Network Thanksgiving Planning To-Do List. Yeah, me neither. According to the Food Network guide, my menu should have been planned one month in advance. That’s ridiculous - mine has been planned for much, much longer -… Continue reading Thanksgiving Envy
Yakasses on a Plane? Say it Ain’t So!
We’re less than a week away from the busiest time of the year in air travel – the Christmas holiday season. According to the American Air Trade Industry, between December 17 and January 6, 15 million people will line up for their pre-flight TSA grope. And if the FCC gives the green light, those 15… Continue reading Yakasses on a Plane? Say it Ain’t So!
The Last Best Place – But Not For Haters
I’ve lived in Bozeman a long time. One of the things I’ve always appreciated about this community is how welcoming it is – to everyone. It reminds me of my Southern home where when company comes, we roll out the red carpet to show folks we’re glad you’re visiting. We throw a little extra… Continue reading The Last Best Place – But Not For Haters
A Convert Comes Clean
They say that converts are the worst. Reformed carb addicts have been known to snatch a piece of still warm baguette from your hands while shrieking, “You’ll THANK me for this!” Reformed smokers complain the loudest when a whiff of a stray puff so much as crosses their nostrils. And I may be the worst… Continue reading A Convert Comes Clean
Give me fitness. Give me abs. Give me a Hawaii Chair.
Experts say it takes three weeks to turn a new behavior into a habit. So if my past experience is a predictor, at two weeks into my New Year’s fitness regime I’m going to be, well, bored. Cardio intervals? Yawn. Core fitness? Zzzzzz. Eat less, exercise more? What-EVER. Give me gimmicks. Give me fads. Give… Continue reading Give me fitness. Give me abs. Give me a Hawaii Chair.
Is A Baby Sister Really Too Much To Ask For?
My youth was idyllic. My days were drama-free. It was so darned peaceful that Mr. Bluebird occasionally landed on my shoulder to whistle a cheerful tune. I never heard those words so frequently uttered by Country Squire station wagon driving dads on family roads trips: “DON’T make me pull this car over!” But my childhood… Continue reading Is A Baby Sister Really Too Much To Ask For?
Knowing What to Expect
Hop on over to What to Expect (yes, that What to Expect). I'm a guest columnist on Word of Mom. Check out "The One Simple Rule for Naming Your Baby." If you're pregnant, have babies or toddlers - they've been the experts at helping you know What to Expect, literally, every step of the way.
Some women are born to be mothers. Then there’s me. The tell-tale signs of my lack of maternal instincts started at a tender age. While other girls fussed and cooed over their plastic baby dolls, I cut all the hair off mine and left it naked in the backyard in the rain for five days.… Continue reading Maternal Instinct
Not Eggs-axctly What the Easter Bunny Had in Mind
An Easter Egg Hunt at the Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo turned from a festive spring holiday event into a hard boiled criminal case when two moms got into a fist fight. According to witnesses, the fight started when one of the mothers shoved a kid out of the way so her snot-nosed brat could get… Continue reading Not Eggs-axctly What the Easter Bunny Had in Mind