Driving Miss Crazy


As a mom of two boys, I believed potty training was going to be my undoing, until I faced teaching them to drive. Completely outsourcing either of these parenting joys crossed my mind, but there is no service to coach your kids to poo in the potty, and the Great State of Texas requires twenty … Continue reading Driving Miss Crazy

It’s a Book Thug Life


As parents, many of us are downright obsessed with encouraging our children to love reading. Over and over again, we are told of its importance, and the teachers send home endless reading logs and stand ready with the roll of stickers to reward the effort. The effort being all parents everywhere, remembering to make the kids fill it … Continue reading It’s a Book Thug Life

Colossal Emergency “Need to Pee” Parenting Fail


All the recent talk about cars due to the accident drama (http://wornoutwomen.com/2015/06/26/fender-bender-etiquette-tips/  and http://wornoutwomen.com/2015/07/09/have-toenail-will-travel/  ) has reminded our family of another infamous car moment. We live outside of Houston, Texas and as dedicated Former Students, we had season tickets to Texas A&M Football for about nine years. We made this quality family time - or at … Continue reading Colossal Emergency “Need to Pee” Parenting Fail

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

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