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, […]

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 […]

Stuff it!

Whew!  We are gearing up for guests next weekend, so this means time to clean, organize and panic.  I ventured into K2’s room, to realize that my little crafter had treasures stashed everywhere.  For each stash, there is a reason why it can’t be eliminated, recycled or moved due to it’s delicate nature. Each piece […]

Night Camp

About 5 p.m. last night I birthed the brain child of Night Camp.  Spending quality summer time with your angels seems like a good idea in early summer or even earlier in the day, but by 5 p.m., aren’t you and your kids ready for Night Camp? Tired from the long day?  Exhausted from running […]

Alternate Title: Funny Thing Kid’s Make

When our pet questing daughter announced that she was Queen of the Chinchillas, she crafted her very own crown.  You never know what kids can do with tin foil (think a space suit for our cat), scotch tape, a hair tie and a Ranger Rick magazine. We are the kid-run craft house.  Imagination runs wild […]

Last Official Day of Chaos? Or the first?

This was my Saturday last weekend… 1.  Woke up early.  Bought donuts, juice boxes, ice and yogurts at the local grocery store.  Dumped ice in cooler in back of the car and added the snacks, picked up husband from coffee shop and high-tailed it  to a 9:00 Coach Pitch Little League Game.  Tried to find […]

No More Teachers, No More Books, No More Peaceful Grocery Shopping

I don’t usually take my little sidekicks to the grocery store.  The normal routine is to eject them from the car at the school drop off, beeline it early to Trader Joe’s(before the crazy people get out of bed and get there) and then stroll blissfully up and down the aisles with no particular agenda […]

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 […]

In My Defense, I’m Not An Organizer, But Kind Of A Planner

Forgot to mention that I am a planner, even if I’m not an organizer.  I don’t always stick to the plan, but that is seldom because I’m not organized.  I am an expert at crisis management and I turn garbage into art (thank you Montessori Teacher Training Program).  Mostly I fly by the seat of […]