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
Ever since Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss invented them in 1873, workhorse blue jeans have been a part of the American landscape. The advent of Lady Levis put them on the female fashion radar in 1934. And we’ve had a love affair with all things denim ever since. Although we adore our brands with a… Continue reading Jeans for Every Occasion. Seriously.
By the time I heard the refrigerator door open for the fifth time in less than a minute, I knew what was next. Footsteps were heading in my direction, just like clockwork. “Mom,” Older Boy asked, “Where’s the ketchup?” There are only two possible answers to this question at our house – the fridge or… Continue reading Lost – The Home Game
When Younger Boy was little, I could always find him by following whatever trail he left behind. Not much has changed. Neatness has never been his strength. Most of the time, I overlook it. I choose my battles and tidiness has never been one of them. In small doses, a little messiness doesn't ruffle my feathers.… Continue reading How to Clean – The Teenage Years
Recently, I explained the New Reality of the Working Mom to The Boys. But after a few weeks in the trenches, I realized I left someone important out of the mix. Someone else who needs learn the ins-and-outs of the Working Mom World. That would be me. I’m a little out of practice. So to… Continue reading The New Rules of the Working Mom Reality – Part 2
It's breast cancer awareness month. Get your mammogram. Remind someone you love to get theirs. I double dog dare you.
My friend thoughtfully offered to give me a ride. So when an unfamiliar car pulled into my driveway, I barely glanced up. But there was my friend, smiling and waving, sitting behind the wheel of a brand new car. No wonder she was smiling. When I opened the car door,… Continue reading The Truth About New Car Envy
Dear Younger Boy and Older Boy, As you may or may not have noticed, I’ve been at your beck and call for the last fourteen years. I, your faithful indentured servant, have been available 24/7. No lunch money? I delivered. Needed a ride? I was… Continue reading The New Rules of the Working Mom Reality
It was a simple question. It should have been on the website. It wasn’t. So it should have been a quick and easy phone call. Forty-seven minutes later, I realized I was in hell – that tortured no man’s land of a customer service phone call known as On Hold. So it was only fitting… Continue reading Still Holding On – and Holding
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