Have Toenail, Will Travel


So thanks to my recent fender bender I have been driving my precious children's vehicle for the last several week. Have you ever had the joy of riding in a car that is basically a driving recreation room for two teenage boys? My youngest drives it to and from school and activities, and with my eldest … Continue reading Have Toenail, Will Travel

Fender Bender Etiquette Tips


I once heard that you learn from everybody; sometimes you learn what to do and sometimes you learn what not to do.  In the light of this advice, I would like to share what not to do in the case of a fender bender. I estimate in 30 years of driving, I have logged over 400,000 miles, the majority commuting … Continue reading Fender Bender Etiquette Tips

This Mom’s Opinion: Group Projects are Hell on Earth


As another school years winds to a close, I reflect on the good, the bad and the ugly of the school year. Hands down, the ugliest moments throughout elementary, junior high and even high school, time and time again, was group projects. At times, I was sure group projects were going to be either the … Continue reading This Mom’s Opinion: Group Projects are Hell on Earth

Handy Tips for Traveling with Your Spawn


My husband and I both love to travel, and because we had our children young, most of our traveling adventures included the kids. My youngest son had visited seventeen states before he made it to Kindergarten. Along the way, literally, we noted a few key "Do's and Don'ts", so in the interest of public service, … Continue reading Handy Tips for Traveling with Your Spawn

Adventures in the Continuation of the Species


I'm in the process of planning a baby shower for a (much younger) friend, and this planning process plus watching her pregnancy grow on Instagram in cute clothes, with her barely-bigger-than-a-volleyball tummy has prompted me to reflect on the time I spent incubating my two favorite fetuses. I was 26 when I got pregnant with my oldest child. After … Continue reading Adventures in the Continuation of the Species

When Mom is Away : A Handy Guide


At sometime, most moms leave the homestead for a night or two, for work, a retreat or a short stint in rehab (don't judge). This departure is always preceded by furious, turbo-nerve fueled list making and notes for those left behind. I recently left for three nights (!) to go speak at a conference, and … Continue reading When Mom is Away : A Handy Guide

There Is No “I” in Team – But There Is “M” & “E”


My kids are a perfect experiment of how diverse children's personalities can emerge. They swam out of the same gene pool, were reared in the same home, attended the same schools, experienced the same vacations -  and yet they are as different as night and day. There is no greater example than their aptitudes with regard to sports. My three … Continue reading There Is No “I” in Team – But There Is “M” & “E”

I Swear I Skipped the Poison Apple


As a working mom, I had a key concern during my two maternity leaves. My babies were going to be in daycare, so I was very, very anxious about them coming home cranky if they were unable to nap with background noise. So embracing my über-mom mode, I came up with the answer. I left a … Continue reading I Swear I Skipped the Poison Apple

A Good Morning Thanks to Apathy and Meds


As I age, I often reflect how dealing with doctor's office has evolved. In my twenties, I hoped I was pregnant. In my thirties, I prayed I wasn't pregnant. And now, in my forties, I prepare myself for the lecture about my cholesterol.  So in the course of dealing with my aging earthly vessel, blood work was recently required. Now, … Continue reading A Good Morning Thanks to Apathy and Meds

All I Wanted Was An Ottoman


I titled my blog "Worn out Women" (note: original blog title before it was rebranded in 2017) because many of friends and I lament about how simple things turn into ordeals and it just wears us out. Case in point: I wanted a chair and an ottoman. I shopped around until I found a chair … Continue reading All I Wanted Was An Ottoman