Quit Bellyaching Over Peter Rabbit!

Stop complaining about Peter Rabbit and take some responsibility as the parent.

Dear Future Daughter In Laws – My Sons Know About Your Period

An Open Letter to My Son's future wives. These men are quite educated on the topic of a woman's period and what their role is during this time. Hold them to it.

My DNA Reveal and Nina Simone!

When I began writing this post, the first thing that rammed itself straight away in to my mind was Nina Simone's song "Feeling Good". The lyrics related to the hook especially. For those of you that don't know Nina Simone's original "Feeling Good", you may have heard Michael Buble's rendition. Whether you favor one over…

Who’s My Daddy? – Ancestry DNA Test

A coin toss between two men and is Ancestry here to help me find out?

My Sisters Eulogy… A Celebration of Her! Unconventional at its Finest!

My heartfelt eulogy given at my sisters life celebration.

Just a Little Jealous of the Kids!

I had a sibling but lived as an only child. I sometimes yearn for the same type of relationship my kids have.

Mourn Me and Move On

"My mother has been following me". If I leave that comment "as is", it allows you to fabricate your own assumption as to it's meaning. Is my mother a psycho sneaking about, hiding among the dark corners that parallel my life?  Is she shadowing my every move? Is she the quintessential hovering parent? Keep in mind, the following detail is…

My Name is NOT Mommy!

A weekend conversation between myself and my seven year old son. A conversation every parent should have with their child. ********************************** Mom! Mama! Mommy! Mother! Ma! ENOUGH!!! Darling...my sweet little boy...I'm so sorry, I didn't mean to yell. But all day you've been asking me for stuff. Stuff that YOU want. Stuff that YOU like.…

“D” for Divorce – Scarlet Letter No More!

If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again. If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. It's never too late. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again. Never give in and never give up. Just a few uplifting quotes that totally did NOT help me when I was going through a divorce.…

Do You Remember Picture Day?

Picture Day!!! Do you remember that day as a kid or only now as a parent? What is it about this day that gets a person all out of sorts. I remember the days leading up to picture day as a kid in elementary school. Picking out the right outfit while trying to convince my mother…

Back To School – You’ve Been Warned

Admit it...you hate homework as much if not more than your kids do.

No More Pets Please

I commence the following diatribe as a way to reach out to the many out there that may be feeling the same way, but are too afraid to speak up, too afraid to admit this out loud, too afraid of being judged. We live in a society that claims freedom of speech. The beauty of speaking…

My Son’s Open-Heart Surgical Scar Reminds Me Of…

Would you say that you are one of the many people today that lean heavily on the statement... "everything happens for a reason", especially after an emotional event? Attaching a meaning to a traumatic moment seems to help many cope with the shock that trickles in quickly thereafter. Although I could empathize with this very…

“It’s The Thought That Counts” NEEDS ACTUAL THOUGHT

We’ve heard the saying…. "There is more joy in giving than in receiving". If you’re a kid (or when you yourself were a kid) this is utter nonsense, admit it. As adults though, well…let’s all agree that this is only partially true. Sure, we enjoy watching our children light up and do their happy dance…

Fear Life… Not GOD

When we’re kids, the norm is to be taught by our parents with regards to what’s right and wrong. Along with that, teachers seem to also have a hand in how our psyche evolves toward these two elements given how much time we spend under their influence. I'm no doctor, but I was definitely a…

WTF! A Deeper Look

I bet you a weekend with all three of my kids that you already know what she’s referring to without even peeking at the link included below. If you guessed the Me-ternity debacle, then get ready because my kids are a handful.

Quit Claiming That Women Are Weak!

It was nine in the morning, a Monday, after a long weekend and it felt as if I didn't just have three days off. Even worse... I had cramps. If you're a woman, you'll most likely know the kind of cramp that not only sends sharp lingering pain into your lower abdomen, but resonates all the way…

Surprise, Surprise, I Didn’t See THAT Coming!

Things have been hectic lately. Between work, home renovations, the kids and all that they require to survive and thrive, daily chores, spending time with Big O (that's my husband for those that don't know) and just trying to be me, life has been a whirlwind of just....stuff....lots of stuff to do. It's been like…

Things I Wish I’d Done Differently in HS

When asked what age they'd like to go back to, I have found that most folks, if given the chance, would sprint right back to their high school years. This group of people would most definitely NOT include me. Why? Well, for starters you're expected to behave like an adult without any of the freedoms…

I Don’t Want to Play with the Kids Today.

I'm not your typical mom. At least I don't think I am. Although I love reading about other bloggers discuss the issues and nuances we all share as moms, I personally don't feel compelled to always write about my kids. It bores me... or maybe I think it bores other people... or maybe it's a little…

Have Anniversary… Will Celebrate

What causes you to celebrate? Is it getting that beautiful diamond ring from your boyfriend? Or maybe the offer of that dream job? Did you see that highly anticipated plus sign on your pregnancy test after two years of trying? Or receiving the finalized divorce papers from the lawyer? Hey! Don't judge. Reasons to celebrate come…

Hero Brian Took My Son’s F-Bomb Virginity

Parenting is capital "D" difficult. Can I get an "Aaa-men!". Restraint is difficult. Showing restraint as a parent is an elevated level of difficult. (I'm feeling every parent reader nodding enthusiastically in camaraderie agreement). So, when I hear and read about how evil video games are or how children shouldn't watch television, I retaliate with…

Spilling Secrets Over Drinks – A Family Reunion

Happy Friday everyone! I'm part of a Blog Hop today. It's like bar hopping, only better. So grab a drink and enjoy the first ever Funny Blog Friday #FBF event.  It's a Blog Hop Party filled with funny posts and giveaway raffles. Drum roll please......today I’m giving away a FREE YOUTH XL (size 18/20) DEREK JETER REPLICA JERSEY to the…

From Five Months To Eleven Years To…

I glanced and contemplated a man, you were young and prideful but caught my eye. I kept pulling my thoughts away,for you seemed less reliable and more of a wise guy.   You couldn't possibly be all that I dreamed of,all that I needed and all that I waited for.You insisted that you were the…

Clash of the Titans (when this couple butt-heads on practically everything)

For anyone that has had the privilege of watching this movie, either the original or the remake, (stay far away from the sequel “Wrath…”), you’ll recall that the male character, Perseus, exuded the muscle and strength to fight for the damsel in distress, Andromeda. He encountered witches, two-headed dogs, chopped off the head of Medusa…

Me, Myself & I – All Guilty!

Daily Prompt asked:  What’s the one guilty pleasure you have that’s so good, you no longer feel guilty about it? Once I’m done Go watch some TV Play with your brother Why don’t you go read a book I think you need a nap Here’s some paper and glue, go make something If you don’t…

A Time Machine For a Cup of Coffee

"Try some coffee" she ordered. I was ten. I was from a Puerto Rican household. Kids were allowed to drink coffee. With cheese. Yes, with cheese, IN the coffee. It was a thing. I tried the coffee. Didn't like it. I can still remember the bitter taste. She had hers in a dainty Victorian cup and…

My IVF Challenge: Mostly Physical, Hardly Emotional!

Challenge can mean many things. As a verb, it can mean to confront something, face up to it. It can mean a dare, or to question. As a noun, it can mean a test, or experiment. Which of these can I relate to the most? ALL. I don’t pretend to know how other women have…

Déjà vu

Being a mom to a 16-year-old comes with certain perks. Stop pursing your lips, rolling your eyes or shaking your head in utter disagreement. I know you think I'm crazy. Just give me a moment to explain. Parenting a teen boy has its continuous challenges, sure, he was my "need to read every book and…