October 13, 2015The Dress
Homecoming is this weekend and my daughter Hannah could care less if she had a dress or not. She's a junior and a part of the student council, but feels these festivities are 'over-rated'. She's the complete opposite of her sister who enjoyed dressing up for this and any occasion very much. Thankfully, there are many hand-me-downs that will be suitable for Hannah to wear to the dance. It might not be to her taste and style but it's in house and ready to go. Moms need to keep track of this stuff otherwise I hear "oh yea I need a dress for a dance that happens tomorrow night". I am speaking from experience, and I know I'm not alone. Unless you are a beyond Type-A mom who is absolutely perfect down to the lipstick and full tank of gas every day, a forgetful memory is in your past. One friend's daughter remembered at midnight that she had volunteered her mother to bake 50 cupcakes to be delivered to school the next morning. I know this because she sent me a text at 1:00 a.m. telling me she was about to start baking. She had quickly driven to the nearest store to buy cake mix, cupcake holders and icing. It's worse when kids forget about things like due dates for science projects and book reports. Or when they forget where they left their expensive hockey skates or backpack. It's funny that the older a woman gets the more her memory gets challenged. I don't believe it's from lack of hormones, but from remembering everything her kids forgot along the way!
October 6, 2015Larry
The conversations that start up with the person sitting very close next to you on a flight usually start on safe ground; except, during my last trip I got way to much TMI mid-air from a stressed out dad. After I situated myself in my stiff airplane seat the man next ...
September 29, 2015Over Done
Over-mothering is a common occurrence with many (not all) women. There's also under-mothering but that's a whole other column. Love has a way of making us want to hold on and nurture our babies. Many of our fears and applications come from the way we were parented. ...
August 25, 2015Time For A Drive-Thru
Looking inside a woman's wallet gives you a glimpse of where she's been, places she frequents, and how much cash she carries around. A monthly cleanout shows everything from register receipts, to phone numbers scribbled on scratch paper, to outdated coupons. Most of ...
August 11, 2015Piercing
The karate moms have had much to discuss lately with all the summer vacations,barbecues, visiting in-laws and the looming back to school sales. The most recent topic was all about earrings, sort of. There I was typing away, minding my own iPad, when the mom next to me ...
July 28, 2015What's Cooking?
Over-mothering is a common occurrence with many (not all) women.There's also under-mothering but that's a whole other column. Love has a way of making us want to hold on and nurture our babies. Many of our fears and applications come from the way we were parented. ...
July 21, 2015Road Trip
My sister, her husband and their 12 year old son are taking a road trip this summer traveling from Minnesota to see my brother in California. Three people in one car is not so bad; they have an enormous SUV with every bell and whistle possible giving their son plenty ...
July 14, 2015Green
Some she's have a true gift for gardening— do you have a green thumb? I'm the only one in my family that doesn't have a green thumb; I sport something more like a French manicure. No matter what I do, I can't grow anything. My grandfather was a master planter and ...
July 7, 2015Start
By now, the kids are on summer break. Many new summer schedules includes dropping kids off at some kind of summer camp before heading to work, cleaning the pool, and lathering on sunscreen. Winter weight gain can be countered by the new, fresh alternatives at the local ...
June 16, 2015Skin
My daughter's friend, Adam, gets a different tattoo or piercing pretty much every couple of weeks. They are well thought out and meaningful to him. But honestly, all jokes aside, he's running out of room for a new spot to decorate, and I'm wondering what happens next. He ...