I Danced In the Super Bowl Halftime Show…and Rolling Stone Hated It

A little known fact about me: I danced in the Super Bowl XXVI halftime show! For those of you who aren’t so good with roman numerals, that was way back in 1992. Every year at this time I get all nostalgic about it. I was in 9th grade, and it was REALLY fun!  I got… [Read More]

When Mom & Cool Don’t Mix – A Tale of Humble Pie

Last week my son came home with a permission slip for his next class field trip. I was so excited to see the 4th grade is heading to Crystal Cave. I LOVE Crystal Cave! (Well, I love Crystal Cave with the exception of all those creepy bats.) Anyway, I was just about to check the… [Read More]

Whoomp, There It Isn’t

Sometimes I get the feeling my kids just genuinely don’t understand me. Like, for instance… Yesterday we were driving down the road in the mini-van and the timeless masterpiece,  ‘Whoomp! There It Is’ came on the radio. I got so excited, cranked up the volume, busted out some sweet front seat sit-dancing moves, recited as… [Read More]

The 1st Grade Project That Bruised Mom’s Ego

School’s almost out and the kids are bringing home all of their projects from the year. It’s one of  my favorite things! I love reading all the cute things they’ve written about me worked on all year…adorable spelling mistakes and all. Today Jack brought home a collection of ‘books’ he’s written. It was titled, “Thoughts From… [Read More]

Analysis of a Public Tantrum…

Picture it: I’m at my sons’ school this morning selling raffle tickets and wrist bands for the upcoming school carnival. My 4 year old daughter is with me. It’s her first time tagging along with me on a volunteering day….why? because I assume she can handle it, and might even enjoy being at school with… [Read More]

My 14 Seconds of Michael Buble Mania…

Let’s talk about Michael Buble. I like to refer to him as ‘My Other Husband’ (with all due respect to my real husband, obviously.) He sets my heart all aflutter. He is perfection. And he’s also coming out with new music for the first time in two years. He has released two tiny little teaser… [Read More]

A Letter To My 16 Year Old Self

Dear 16 Year Old Me, First of all, STOP CALLING YOURSELF FAT! You won’t possibly believe this, but one day you’ll wish you were this ‘fat’ again. You are young and beautiful…enjoy the hell out of it! Sorry to tell you this, but your days of being able to eat whatever you want and still… [Read More]

I Must Confess…

There’s something I have to get off of my chest. I’ve been keeping it a secret for a while now. I’m not proud of it, but I can’t hide it any longer. Okay. Here goes… About a month ago I was at Target…alone, if you other moms can even imagine it. I walked by an… [Read More]

Worst Mom Ever

This all began a week or so ago when the flu started going around the house. First my daughter, then me. Then yesterday my middle son woke up saying he didn’t feel good. My gut instinct was, “Hmmm…this seems like a bit of good old fashioned drama to me.” But since it had been going… [Read More]

When Bad Family Photos Happen To Good People

That perfect family photo…I’ve been chasing it for years. But I’m starting to realize that it probably doesn’t exist. Sometimes the most perfect family photos are the obnoxious outtakes. Those are the photos that tell the true story of this family. They make me laugh, cringe, roll my eyes, and remember. Yup, that was how it… [Read More]