Category Archives: mom

Yell Back to Blondeshell’s Volunteer Warning

Just read a really funny post over at Not Afraid to Use It.  Her post about volunteering made me think about Blondeshell’s post Warning.  We never learn, do we?  At least I don’t.   Maybe instead of SHOP BLOCKING me my friends could just walk around school and hold my arm down or slap me […]

THE Alfalfa Sprout

There are some things, I’m sorry to say, that really sadden me.  One is when I tell my kids in the morning that they need to comb their hair because they have an Alfalfa Sprout and they give me the blank stare.  After constant examples, they understand what I mean, but they have no point […]

Verizon Wireless Toast

Here’s a Mombshell Toast to Verizon Wireless.  I was floored by Verizon’s customer service today.  My daughter’s phone had a little, ahem, moisture problem.  K2 (Kid Two) was in tears.  My dad said, “Let’s take it back and ask them to give us a new phone.” I eyed my daughter’s pink motorola razor and laughed […]

From the Mouths of Babes:

“I like Thursday, mommy, it’s like the sister of Friday.” K2, Thursday morning on our way to school.

Inspector 12

Does anyone remember the Hanes Underwear commercials with Inspector 12? Sometimes I feel like I’m my own version of Inspector 12.  If there is one spot the painter missed on the wall–I can see it.  Trying to pull a little surprise party action on me?  Even if I don’t want to know, I’ll find some […]

Hybrid Mom

It’s strange to go to an EcoMom gathering or to read an article about healthy eating and realize, hey, I already do ALL of these things.  On the other hand, I’m still a girl from the midwest and occasionally find myself making a recipe with Miracle Whip or Campbell’s Soup–not Cool Whip, though, because I […]

Tooth Fairy:STEEEEERIKE TWO

Well, the Tooth Fairy is up to her old tricks again.   K2 spent last night scrubbing her newly lost tooth with baking soda so that it was two shades whiter than the teeth remaining in her mouth.  She was certain that the Tooth Fairy would give more money for an ultra clean tooth.   […]

Do These Friends Make My Butt Look Big?

Even at the age of 12, I was never a slim and tiny kind of girl. Once, I read that a pioneer man going west wanted to marry a woman that could “pull the plow if the mule died.” I am definitely one of those kind of girls. Heck, I could probably fix the plow […]