As summer commenced, hope my 17-year-old son would land a job faded as quickly as my aspirations for an instant forty pound weight loss.
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
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
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
So thanks to my recent fender bender ( http://wornoutwomen.com/2015/06/26/fender-bender-etiquette-tips/ ) 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 … Continue reading Have Toenail, Will Travel
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
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