Happy Surgiversary to Me

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So I thought I’d wait till November to mention it as a way of making sure that my message wasn’t lost in the pink shuffle that is October. Sort of like when you give someone their birthday presents a week late. It gets noticed above the other gifts that … Continue reading Happy Surgiversary to Me

When Empty Nest Syndrome Kicks in Too Early

It’s been offensively long since my last post, I know, but I’ve been taking some time to deal with a shocking revelation. It turns out that I am related to Nahtmee.  And not distantly related, either. Our branches on the family tree actually touch each other. Here’s how I found out. This past summer was … Continue reading When Empty Nest Syndrome Kicks in Too Early

How I Got My Kids to Listen to Me

My kids have selective hearing. You won’t find this fact surprising because your kids or any others you’ve encountered likely have selective hearing, too. Basic, repeated requests such as ‘Please shut the refrigerator door” or “Don’t leave your wet towel on the floor” go ignored unless I: A) Ask at least three times B) Am … Continue reading How I Got My Kids to Listen to Me

The Chronicles of Nahtmee-a

I was in New York for six days last week (more on why in my next post)  and some of you may be wondering how my husband and kids fared in my absence. My kids told me that they had a “great time with dad around” and that things were “really fun” which might be … Continue reading The Chronicles of Nahtmee-a

Kids are the Ones Who Need Silent Doritos, Not Women

Much has been made of the recent news that the makers of Doritos, the crunchy, salty, finger-stainy snack, have decided that what the world needs right now, what it really, truly needs to solve all of the injustice, inequality, terrorism and nuclear threats that have become daily life is special snacks for ladies.  They poured resources into … Continue reading Kids are the Ones Who Need Silent Doritos, Not Women