If money were as bountiful as my three-year-old’s dinner-time tantrums, I would pay someone to perform the tedious tasks otherwise assigned as Mom’s Responsibilities. Someone else can do the meal planning, shopping, and cooking. It’d be awesome if that someone else would also do the dishes, but I’m ... » Learn More about I’ve Found the Holy Grail of Cleaning Supplies
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Upon the close of their first full week back to school, I asked my kiddos the typical Mom questions: What's one new thing you learned so far? Who did you play with at recess? What do you think your favorite subject will be this year? How long do we have until all that fundraising paperwork ... » Learn More about Tales of a Second Grade Anti-Typist
For the past year, a pink box has been delivered to my doorstep every month. Each time I find it sitting there, beckoning to me, my insides do a cartwheel like a kid on Christmas morning. The pink box holds new surprises every time, and things I would never think to buy for myself, so they're a fun ... » Learn More about My Pink Box
Americans tend to be way too superficial. Didn't all of our parents teach us it's what's on the inside that counts? And I'm not just saying this so everyone stops staring at my chin zit. Each year, we waste 10 million pounds of food deemed unsellable because it doesn't meet our cosmetic ... » Learn More about Take a Chance on the Ugly Ones!
The night we brought our first-born home from the hospital, I arranged him in a bassinet beside our bed and propped myself up with some pillows, c-section scar searing beneath my PJs. As newborns do, our baby boy woke around 2am, wailing. Because I wasn't moving as fast as normal, I tapped my ... » Learn More about I Don’t Want to Sleep Like a Baby; I Want to Sleep Like My Husband