Category Archives: Worst Mom Ever

Setting Your Kid On Fire

Just had to mention the first exciting event for our kids of 2009: Birk setting herself on fire. George took the kids outside to light sparklers–which is a real treat as sparklers are not allowed in California. It was sub zero weather, so we bundled up everyone. Hats, mitts, gloves, snowpants, neckwarmers, you name it, […]

3rd Child Syndrome: Nothing Comes Between a Seven Year Old and Her Cell Phone

Birk was having one of those days.  You know, the kind of day when you want to lock yourself in the bathroom, lie down on the floor and cry your eyes out.  Except, when you are seven, you really do this.   It all started when she booked a playdate.  When you are the third […]

What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate…

Snippets of last night’s conversation Is your homework all done? Yes, I did it at school. Are you sure that there is nothing to work on? Yep. Did you put all of your things for the dance recital in your bag? Yes, mom. Are you sure that you have everything that you need? Yes, mom. […]

Let Them Eat Birthday Cake: Mom Around the Clock

I tried to add baking a birthday cake for Birk’s 7th birthday to my nightly routine of extra curricular activities, dinner, homework and bed.  How hard could it be to whip out a cake?  I’ve baked cakes before, right? Of course, Birk wanted a cake like sister Ruth got on her 10th birthday.  We celebrated […]

The Canadian Chronicles: Wicked, Wanton Steamy Romance Novels and the 9 Year Old

We were sipping our 5 o clock cocktails on the dock, when 9 year old K2 arrived, book in hand.   “Mom, I think this book might not be appropriate for me.” I spied the book that K3 and I had sent to K2 in her sleepaway camp care package.   A month ago, we […]

Buddy Guy, George Thorogood and Swank County

When I heard that Buddy Guy and George Thorogood were playing at our local Auditorium, my first thought was to get the tickets, get the kids and go!  My kids have been listening to Thorogood’s Greatest Hits album during carpool for almost 3 years.  They can sing and shout along with most of the songs, […]

Frida Kahlo MOMA Update: If You Are A Fan, Don’t Miss It

The crowds were thick, but this was quite a wonderful exhibit of Kahlo’s work and life.  If you have never seen her work before, don’t miss it.  If you are a fan, get there right away.  If you are open about art and experiencing art, take your kids.  I tried to determine if it was […]

Desperate Mombshell Housewife Takes Kids To See Frida Kahlo’s Gory Modern Art

I am doing a lot of desperate things this summer.  First, it was taking my 6 year old daughter to Mamma Mia.  Now, I am shuffling my kids off to the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the San Francisco MOMA.  My delicious, food blogging, buddy humored me by saying she’d join me. As I went through […]

Desperate Mombshell Housewives Go To Mamma Mia Movie, With Kids!

All right, I’ve long said my kids are going to have a lot of ammunition to pummel me on a Jerry Springer episode.  I think if St. Peter is at the Pearly Gates when I get there, his first question would be about why I took a six year old to Iron Man. (I didn’t […]

Mom’s Letter To Her Summer Camp Kid

K1 Son at sleep away camp, Day 9.  No letter home…yet: Dear K1 Son, Are you o-k? Are you having fun? Did a mountain lion carry you off?  Were you eaten by bears? I do think you actually did get on the right bus, because I saw you in a picture from camp that your […]