Remember That Time My Twins Humiliated Me in Public?

I started this blog years ago {in 2006 to be exact} to record little stories about my life as the mother to a bunch {5} of little kids {at the time they were aged 6 years and under, I believe}, including my twins who were constantly and I do mean constantly getting into all kinds […]

The Thing I Love Most About My Job

I have a few jobs. I have the job of being a stay at home mom, and I have the job of working from home on the computer. One is definitely the most important and the other one allows me to be a stay at home mom but also work outside the home, although technically, […]

Ode to a Cold

Ode to a Cold Roses are red Violets are blue We’re getting sick right and left I do think it’s you. Mother nature, make up your mind. Warm then cold. Rain then snow I’m sick of listening to the wind blow. It’s because you can, Admit it. You think it’s funny. When it’s sunny and […]

Writer’s Workshop: A Memorable Neighbor

It’s been far too long since I’ve participated in a Writer’s Workshop.  I was even the inspiration behind most of the prompts last week {gasp.  I know. Who’d have guessed?}, and didn’t find the time to join the fun. So, this week I’m turning over a new leaf. Kind of. And joining in on the […]

Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda.

I want the world for my children. I want them to escape bad things and not make choices that they regret. I want them to be successful. I want them to be adventurous (yet safe). I want them to be honest. I want them to be kind. I want them to be educated. I want […]

Writer’s Workshop-The Hearts That Didn’t Stop

One of Mama Kat’s prompts this week was to write about a heart that wouldn’t stop.  The prompt reminded me of my twins…..of their “story”.  And mine.  I’m resurrecting an old post about…..about their hearts and mine. Here we go: My most vivid season of challenge is finally beginning to fade into lighter shades of […]

Sage Advice for Writer’s Workshop

Before I got married, I had a bridal shower. Or two. At both showers the hostesses asked the guests to write down pieces of advice to help me on my newest path in life. I wish I still had the pages handy so I could write down verbatim what they said. But, they contained advice […]

Writer’s Workshop-My “Elevator Pitch”

Have you ever heard of an elevator pitch?  Basically, it’s “an overview of an idea for a product, service, or project. The name reflects the fact that an elevator pitch can be delivered in the time span of an elevator ride (for example, thirty seconds or 100-150 words).”  Darren from Probloggerwrote an excellent article about […]

Writer’s Workshop-Motherhood

Motherhood. Are there enough words to describe how it has changed me? See, the thing about motherhood is: There are a lot of variables that make being a mommy pretty unpredictable. One can control many variables with schedules, but even those have flaws. There is no guarantee that the whipper snapper(s) involved is going to […]

Day 4: Writer’s Workshop-Moxie?

Moxie is defined as having spirit and courage. Although I would like to think that I exercise Moxie on a regular basis, the truth is that I’m not at all sure that I do. If there was ever a time in my life that I feel that I exibited Moxie, it would have to be […]

The first day of…………

school started yesterday for my oldest three. They had a wonderful day……I even have pictures of it. But I’m saving those for tomorrow. Today, I have to be a little snarky. First, I have to know: Do you cry when you send your kids to kindergarten? I know that I am in the minority here. […]

Writer’s Workshop-My Neighbors

I’m pretty sure none of my neighbors will ever have access to my blog so for once I can talk about someone and feel pretty confident it won’t get back to them. I feel sure that none of my neighbors are up with the whole blogging scene. They are WAY too busy looking into or […]

The Magic in 3

I’ve got a SERIOUS Spiderman die-hard at my house. You all know this. Because I’ve told you before. Everytime I see or hear more evidence of this growing/never waning obsession, though, I’m a bit surprised. I can’t think of any object or concept I’ve felt so passionately about that it literally consumes my life, so […]

Writer’s Workshop-Interview with a child(ren)

It’s never too soon to start thinking about the future. Or so I’ve been told. With that in mind, I thought it would be prudent to interview the twins and find out what they are planning on doing long term. Just so I’m prepared. It’s quite fitting that John (pictured above), my ladies man, wants […]

Writer’s Workshop-What I Can Do

It’s time for another installment of Writer’s Workshop, lovingly hosted by Mama Kat. Here’s the prompt I chose:List ten things you can do in three minutes.It’s actually a bit ironic that I chose this prompt because I’m a little unclear. Is this ten individual things that take me 3 minutes or less to do? Or […]

Writer’s Workshop-5 Favorite things

Here are the prompts:1.) What was the first CD (or record or cassette) you ever purchased? Write about the way that particular album made you feel then. Write about how it makes you feel now. writersdigest.com2.) You were recently laid off. Instead of moping around, you’ve viewed it as a chance to start fresh. Pick […]

It’s what I’m wearing, part 3 & Writers Workshop unsure

Can you believe this is the 3rd installment of “What are you Wearing” already?I can’t. Or the who-knows-what-number Writers Workshop?Me either. To tell the truth, this Friday meme is both harder than it looks, and easier. Easier because it’s a combo post, and harder for the reasons listed below: First of all, one actually has […]

Writer’s Workshop-Mamakazam

I was feeling a little overwhelmed last night and decided not to participate in Mama Kat’s writer’s workshop today. I didn’t think I had it in me to write anything. at. all. Then I visited her site today to see what I had missed out on. I decided I couldn’t pass this one up, so […]

Writers Workshop-My Path

I’ve walked a path this year full of changes……but the good kind of change. You know, as opposed to the pick-your-world-up, shake-it-around and then-drop-it-on-it’s-side kind of change. Oh, how I love this change where I haven’t had to pick up the pieces and figure out a way to move on. I think the thing I […]

Writer’s Workshop-Laughter

I can’t remember the last time I laughed really, really hard. Well, I can, but it was so long ago. I can’t remember the last time I had a really, really good cry. I can’t figure out if this is a sign of maturity, or of insensitivity. I laugh daily. I do. But it’s usually […]

Writer’s Workshop-Writing

I like instant gratification. It’s not the best trait to possess, but, that’s just the way I am. That’s why writing speaks to me. I can jot something down, type something in, think with my fingers and suddenly I have something. Something I can see and touch and enjoy, or not. But something that is […]