Hooky, Heroes, and Getting it Right

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t always get this parenting gig right. I sometimes contradict myself I occasionally swim upstream against conventional Mommy Wisdom And I have succumbed to the crazies acted on impulse more times than I care to tally. Take last...

Wordful Wednesday: A Village of Truth

I pride myself in being a forthright individual. And I try to impress the importance of authenticity to my children. But…as we all know…it takes a village to raise a child. And so today, in this season of Thanksgiving, I take pause to pay homage to the “village” that...

Deep Thoughts at 30,000 Feet

Did you miss me? No? That’s fine.  Really, it is. I didn’t tell many people that, over the long weekend, The Desperate Five made a strategic strike at San Francisco to celebrate Granddad’s 70th birthday with a grand total of 14 extended family members, seven of which...

Wordful Wednesday: On a Roll

I don’t mean to boast. Really, I don’t.  The last thing I wish to to is make the Blogosphere envious. But, friends? I cannot help myself.  I am fairly giddy with mommy pride, and I must share it with someone. So at the risk of offending you with one of those gushy,...

Early Christmas Wishes

Lightweight, Life-Sized Coyote Decoy on a Single Stake Gore-Tex Guidewear Wading Jacket Fisherman Series Six-Piece Floating Minnow Lure Assortment Heavy-Duty Steel Framed Bunk Cot Set Rich-N-Tone Quackhead J-Frame Duck Call Champion 3,500 Watt Power Generator  ...

Wordful Wednesday – Silence

It is a very rare occasion when my home is utterly and completely silent. And when it is?  It makes me wonder what the devil The Cherubs are up to. They could be doing anything…Watching questionable television in the basement with the volume turned way-way down;...

A Very Sexy Halloween

Happy Halloween, friends. I assume that many of you will be walking your Cherubs around your respective neighborhoods this evening, Tricking and Treating and having a fine time.  No doubt, your offspring have had their costumes for the past month and will be itching...

22 Things I Have Done

Far be it from me to beat a dead horse… But now… Because I’m tired my readership yearns to know even more about me… …I humbly offer a list of Twenty-Two Things that I *Have* Done. I’m forty years old. And I Have: 1. Learned to play no less than seven musical...

22 Things I’ve Never Done

Congratulations to Liz Foley, winner of the ThinkFun Swish Giveaway!  I hope your family enjoys Swish as much as we have. I’ve sent you an email and await your response with shipping address information.  Special thanks to ThinkFun  for their sponsorship and generous...