A Little Song, A Little Dance, A Little Seltzer Down Your Pants

This past week Mary Tyler Moore passed away. The first thing that popped into my head, upon learning of her passing, was "A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants". That was the phrase from the eulogy of Chuckles the Clown that got Mary giggling during his funeral. If you've never seen it, you can see the scene here, it's hilarious even

A Little Song, A Little Dance, A Little Seltzer Down Your Pants2017-01-28T10:24:12-06:00

No Mom, You Didn’t Cause My Eating Disorder

I actually said this to my mother today: "No Mom, you didn't cause my eating disorder", really, she didn't. Last week, I made the mistake of telling my mother I was bulimic when I was younger. I didn't mean to tell her. I knew if I did, it would turn out just like it did. And yet, when it happened, I was unable to stop

No Mom, You Didn’t Cause My Eating Disorder2017-01-05T14:59:10-06:00

I Made My Mother Cry… Again

Today I visited my mother in the nursing home. I go every week and usually it's an okay experience for both of us. Not today. Today I made my mother cry... again. I didn't mean to do it, but I walked into it nonetheless. I've always been the one who made my mother cry. My father made her cry quite a bit, too, but he

I Made My Mother Cry… Again2016-09-09T06:04:37-05:00

Top Five Worst Mother’s Day Gifts EVER!!

Mother's Day is just around the corner so I thought it would helpful to all you people with moms if I gave a quick rundown of what not to get her for that day in honor of her. I'm not talking about macaroni necklaces or hand made cards, those are cherished gifts which moms always love. If you are giving her those things you aren't

Top Five Worst Mother’s Day Gifts EVER!!2014-05-07T09:44:31-05:00

Can We Have It All?

There's been a lot of talk in the media lately about women in the work place. Can we have it all? is the question being put forth once again with no clear or easy answer. Can we have it all? Can women have both a family and a successful and fulfilling career? Not according to Anne-Marie Slaughter we can't. I'm lucky enough to be able

Can We Have It All?2013-03-18T17:01:24-05:00

How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

I've been thinking a lot about zombie attacks lately. Maybe because Halloween is just a couple of weeks away (seriously, when did summer end?) and because lately I have seen more and more of those stick family stickers with zombies. You know, the stickers that perky people put on their back car window to show off their family? At least that's how I look it

How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse2012-10-15T11:14:57-05:00

Father’s Day Flowers

Father's Day is just around the corner and I bet he doesn't want another tie or t-shirt that says #1 Dad. Okay, he might want another shirt and would probably even wear it with considerable pride but have you ever considered getting your dad some flowers? I can speak from experience, there are some dads out there would really appreciate a nice orchid rather than

Father’s Day Flowers2012-06-06T03:06:54-05:00

My Little Boy Graduated!

Last night my son graduated from high school. Not only did he graduate but he graduated Cum Laude and with IB honors, and he has been accepted to one of the top science engineering schools in the country. I'm extremely proud of him. He has been an easy child to raise which is good because I didn't always do the right thing when it came

My Little Boy Graduated!2011-06-08T13:56:13-05:00

If You Aren’t Part Of The Solution You Are Part Of The Problem

If you know your kid is a bully and do nothing to stop it, you are part of the problem. If you are a bully and blame it on being bullied, you are still part of the problem. If you are in politics and keep passing stupid laws to make people jump through burning hoops, you are part of the problem. If you are a

If You Aren’t Part Of The Solution You Are Part Of The Problem2011-05-23T09:56:56-05:00

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Both of my children had a birthday in the last week. My daughter turned 8 and my son turned 18. The fact that my son will soon be flying away from the nest when he goes off to college next year has had me reflecting on many things. I can't believe how fast the last 18 years have gone. Aside from the toddler years my

Like Mother, Like Daughter2011-02-17T19:32:15-06:00

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