Tag Archive: FAMILY

What Should We Do Tonight? (A Tragic Poem About Dashed Dreams)

    What a wonderfully dreary, cold winters night, let’s do something that brings us joy and delight!

He That Smelt It Dealt It?

  The Moderate family was enjoying a movie the other night. My tummy bubbled. (you know… when the air takes that sharp corner around the left side of one’s intestines)

Change Is Frustrating For Moderate Daddy

  Multiple people who’ve known Moderate Daddy since birth have told me he was born an “old soul”… aka… he thinks and acts like an old man!

The Christmas Story (Retold and Illustrated By Oldest)

  Oldest wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas. Here is her gift to you (along with italicized, satirical commentary by yours truly)!

If You Could Give Your Friends One Gift For Christmas It Would Be… ?

  The year was 2009. The month was December. Moderate Daddy and I attended a Christmas party where a dear friend of mine told the following story. DEAR FRIEND: “My daughter brought home a paper… Continue reading

Semi-Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

    What if I told you that for under $5 you can make a gallon of healthy liquid hand soap? Would you skip? Would you jump? Would you say, “NO WAY!”? Our skin… Continue reading

Fall Decorating

  Like clockwork, when September 30th turns into October 1st, the decorating bug bits me square on the bottom. I dream… I plan… I obsess… I shop… I plan again… I go a little crazy!… Continue reading

A Day In The Life Of My Stretchy Pants

    A Day In The Life Of My Stretchy Pants   (knock, knock, ding, dong) Oh my gosh, it’s twelve past three. A delivery is coming, that’s just my luck, probably something… Continue reading

Why Her Blue Hands Pushed Me Over The Homeschooling Fence

  The van door slid open, my daughters eyes were downcast… sad. “Hi Love. How was school?”

Next Halloween Will Cost More Than My Nicest Pair Of Shoes!

  Halloween… the official kick off to the holiday season… it’s a neighborhood affair. Our front yard is the hosting ground for the hotdog cookout (slash) potluck (slash) dessert extravaganza. Our neighbors front yard is the… Continue reading

Day Light Savings… A Call for Abolishment!!

  Most of us mamas had a crappy Sunday morning. And now the fear of what is to become of our children and our mental sanity during the next few weeks has set in. Unless… Continue reading

Lesson Learned On A Train

  Moderate Daddy and I enjoyed a refreshing vacation to the North Carolina side of the Smoky Mountains for our 10 year anniversary (and I mean vacation… not “family time”… there were zero… Continue reading

How to Boil An Egg (and win all the egg)

  How to boil an egg? Basic right?! Why was this skill not listed under “basic” in my mental cookbook along side of cooking noodles and browning meat? Tragically… I’d try and try but had the same 2… Continue reading

Three Cookies (a tragic poem about the love and depravity of mothers)

Do We Praise Our Children… Too Much?

  Trophies for everyone! Participation ribbons for all!! Saying “that looks awesome” about a scribble picture!!! Affirmation (aka… praise) plays an important roll in the process of a human developing a healthy, well grounded sense… Continue reading

ME + HIM = LOVE

  One morning, at a little private Christian school in Texas, a young, pale skinned, freckled, chill bowl sportin’ 10th grader walked thru the double doors. It was the first day of school.… Continue reading

Are We Unintentionally Hurting Our Husbands?

There are no two people alike… there are no two marriages alike. We all find ourselves living this reckless, hard, beautiful life with someone who is very different from us. We have different… backgrounds, perceptions,… Continue reading

Dear Future Daughter-In-Law,

Dear Future Daughter-In-Law, I hope tonight you are safely tucked into your bed. That your daddy read you a story… sang you a sweet song… told you “I love you” and kissed you… Continue reading

Homophones are Horribly Frustrating

Saturday evening, the Moderate Family went to a local art festival that Moderate Pop Pop (my dad) was in. Great food, good music and wonderful art filled our night with memories, laughter and a… Continue reading

Things My Oldest Will Do Differently… or So She Says!

I’m not so naive to think my children will parent just like I parent! Even though Oldest is only 7, I’ve already been informed of a few things she’s for certain she’ll do differently.