Trouble was brewing in the cereal aisle. And the one about to incur the wrath was me. As my ‘tween and teenaged sons stood there, it was clear they were about to make their case with the tenacity of Perry Mason and Atticus Finch. “See Mom, you were wrong!” Older Boy said shoving the box… Continue reading The Verdict on Junk Food
I'm always curious about how people find my blog. Do they find the link from my column at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle? Have they read A Real Mother: stumbling through motherhood? Found it on Facebook? All good to know, but my all time FAVORITE way (and by far THE most fun) is to check out… Continue reading How’d You Find Me?
You never forget the first story you write that gets attention. At that moment, you fully understand the power of the written word. You know that your words can move people. And apparently, your words can also get you in trouble. Because my first memorable writing experience was in second grade. The teacher told us… Continue reading Exaggeration – It’s All in the Family
I've been holding my breath waiting for the Kirkus Review. . . the wait is over. Woot! Woot! A REAL MOTHER stumbling through motherhood By Denise Malloy (Author) Malloy presents a collection of 39 funny, charming and poignant snapshots of her life as the mother of two boys. A REAL MOTHER Malloy presents a collection of 39… Continue reading Kirkus Reviews A Real Mother
I've hit that magical age of clothes shopping, when you're no longer able to shop in the Junior department with a straight face but not yet ready to give up the fashion ghost to polyester tiger print slacks, a fanny pack and K-mart slippers and white socks like my grandma used to wear. Because it's… Continue reading Confessions of a Fashion Tween
When I go out of town for a few weeks - I always miss something, REALLY BIG. Which means I didn't buy any cards, I didn't call anyone to send my heartfelt wishes. To make amends for my error, dear readers, I'm sending my good cheer -a few days late - to you here at… Continue reading Does Hallmark Make a Card?
Woot! Woot! Just received a review from ForeWord Clarion. Here's what the reviewer had to say about A Real Mother: stumbling through motherhood: "A Real Mother is a real pleasure. The only thing to wish for in Denise Malloy's collection of hilarious essays is more chapters. . .her snarky sense of humor comes through. .… Continue reading ForeWord Thinking – ForeWord/Clarion Reviews A Real Mother
School's out today. No more studying for finals, no more tests. Just a long stretch of summer days. But a lot has changed since the boys were little kids. For all of us. Because within a few hours, this is what my house will look like: Welcome to the hang-out house. I love it that… Continue reading Summer Time – It’s A Teen’s Life
I thought I’d stumbled upon the Watergate story of the Parenting World, complete with an anonymous source. But there are no break-ins, wiretaps or tapes. There are no cloak and dagger-style espionage or late night meetings in semi-dark parking garages where my informant is wearing dark glasses and a trench coat. It was simply through… Continue reading The Truth About Dating
Spring is in the air, the days are longer and the grass is green. And that means it’s time for the annual rite of passage for parents known as t-ball. This is the time for the 4 to 8 year-old set to learn how to throw, hit and catch. So I felt duty-bound to… Continue reading Joy in Mudville