Emergency Dismount

I was recently having a conversation about safety and the sport of horseback riding. My experience with horses didn’t have a lot to do with safety.  I’m probably lucky to be alive.   This particular mom turned to me and said she heard a cry that the horse with her daughter on it was going down.  The horse […]

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 […]

The Push Pull: YAP BACK TO Slow This Thing Down

In a hurry this morning, I booted my kindergartner (K3) out of the car and told her sister (K2) to walk her down to her classroom.   Usually, I walk K3 into class and get her settled.  She sweetly hugs me and kisses me and kisses me some more and holds onto any appendage that […]

From the Mouths of Babes: Issue 2

Mermaid:  Why is there a roll of aluminum foil in your room? K2:  K3 was trying to make the cat a space suit.

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 […]

A Tale of Two Families

I’d better give a little personal background info here:  My husband’s family is a MARATHON family.  They have to exercise or they go crazy.  On Christmas day they strategize how to make non-fat gravy and then it’s off to the gym for their workout.   My family is the EATING family.  On Christmas day we […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tooth Trouble

As you may have gathered from my previous Tooth Fairy anecdotes, we are regular visitors to our pediatric dentist.  My kids are not all that committed to the whole brushing and flossing idea.  Despite threats to have them pay for any future cavities out of their allowances, we are still rocking the cavity club. Kid […]