This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell Soup Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Conner moved out. Did I tell you this? My boy graduated from high school in June and then immediately set about finding his own place. I wasn’t ready. He’s attending college locally, so I […]
Shoe stories. You can’t make this up.
As the mom of boys, there are just times when I just shake my head. There are times when I know I should investigate a situation fully, but I really just don’t know that I want the answers. It was time for Grant’s JiuJitsu class and he was getting dressed and ready to go. Normally […]
4th grade campaign promises.
I don’t know about other states, but in California schools the 4th grade is spent covering state history and state government. Each child has a turn as the classroom Secretary, the Controller, the Lieutenant Governor and then as the big cheese: the Governor. It is done alphabetically so that each child has a turn to serve in each […]
Note to self: do not take 10 year old boys into a lingerie store.
I had a few errands to run this week. One of them was to exchange a bra I had purchased. I thought nothing of bringing my trusty side-kick, Grant, along for the errands. When will I get it through my head that baby’s grown’ up? We had two quick stops in the same shopping […]
Hamster shenanigans and a 10 year old’s building plans.
Last night as I was preparing to go to bed, a quick, scurrying movement caught my eye. Hamster. On the loose. Oy. Grant often takes “Speedy” out of his cage for play time and on occasion does not get his cage properly closed up again. Handsome Hubby was already asleep, and I did my best […]
Grant has been on a book writing/picture drawing spree over the last few years. I can’t keep up with the many, many, many characters, stories, illustrations and crazy, convoluted monster-super hero-robot plots he comes up with. Sometimes he strays from his normal subject matter: Me: “Whatcha doing?” Grant: “I’m writing a non-fiction book right now.” […]
A tip for using a neck pillow on your travels.
I just got back from a fabulous Girls’ Trip to Mexico. If you follow me on Instagram, you have already seen this, but if you don’t, I just had to share a little Travel Advice with you today: Please be mindful of the color neck pillow you choose, as well as where it winds up […]
Are you a good guest? An easy quiz to see if you’re an over-entitled, self-absorbed, jerk.
We just got back from our fabulous annual camping trip up near Lake Tahoe. I am in love with this trip and my family has enjoyed this tradition for more than 45 years. While it is a family tradition, new friends are always welcome to join us. This year, we had a new person join […]
The Table Fart Story.
Did I ever tell you that I worked as a waitress during college? It was hard work, but fun. I loved the interaction with the customers (most of them, anyway) and I got plenty of fodder for funny stories. (Someday I’ll have to tell you about the time I got salad dressing on a customer’s […]
The Homework Battle, or “What must the teachers think of us?!”
Grant was out with the flu all last week. (Remember the sad end to his Disneyland weekend?) Well, we’re currently focused on doing all of his make-up work. It makes me crazy that he would rather do his own thing than follow directions. It would be so much easier if he would just bang it […]
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