Tag Archive: LIFE

What The Heck Does “Manly” Mean?

  Standing in the express line at our local Kroger store, I found myself behind an elderly gentleman holding a large, vibrant arrangement of flowers. The line was long so I decided to interrupt his internal conversation and impose… Continue reading

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!

We Mamas Say Stupid Things!

  Mercy is an essential part in handling words that are said to us or that we assume are said at us. Mercy: Compassion or forgiveness shown towards someone whom it is within one’s power to punish… Continue reading

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)!

The Eyes of The Elf (a chilling poem about redirected judgment)

The Eyes of The Elf Once upon a wintry day, A tiny, blue-eyed fellow looked my way. I’d heard rumors about this magical elf. Mamas kept declaring, “He should be on your shelf!”… 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

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

The Destructive Act of Comparing Apples to Oranges

  Working mamas, stay-at-home mamas, home schooling mamas, Paleo mamas, beat-to-your-own-drum kind of mamas… we are all mamas and we all love our families. We wrestle with guilt and come under daily attacks… Continue reading

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

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

For The Love of My Wallet, Eat Your Veggies… PLEASE!!

  $27,118… I’m quite certain that’s how much money the Moderate Family has wasted on well-intentioned, uneaten veggies!!! Right? Right!!