Mommy Guilt

Mommy guilt sucks. I’ve been having mega Mommy guilt and it’s driving me nuts. I am speaking at the NC Mom Blog Conference Friday and in mad preparation I have had a week packed full of appointments. It doesn’t help the elementary school sent home a note on Monday afternoon that the spelling bee was […]

My Kryptonite: Stomach Virus

Most days, I fly around my house disguised as “SuperMom”. You know the kind, leaping from here to there, folding tighty-whities with one hand, coffee-cup in the other, while on a conference call and seriously reconsidering the color of my last pedicure all at once. However, that could also be the ADD talking. Yet, the […]

5th Grade Senior Citizen

Peanut and I were hanging out earlier today, watching TV and just relaxing. After a Lego Duplo commercial went off the air, he looked at me and said, “Mom, life was so much easier back then. Now, I am the senior citizen of elementary school.” How do I respond? By saying, “I know that growing […]

Parenting on Easy Street

In parenting, I’ve learned it’s about picking your battles and consistency. That and a little George Clooney thrown in for good measure.

The Headless Chicken

There are days that I feel Peanut is like a headless chicken, running around with no direction and fiddle farting his way through life. Today is one of those days. We got up on time, nothing was rushed. I cooked breakfast, we got ready and then, off to school for Safety Patrol. He had his […]

Midday Fatherhood Ruminations

It was a lifeless, vapid meeting. You know the kind. The ones that crush your soul without any effort whatsoever. I had one of those today. And as I looked out the window, watching the rain come down out of a bleak and dreary sky while someone droned on and on about something nobody was going […]

The Mommyality of Lisa: Part 1

Life comes at you with all sorts of twists and turns. In my mommy fantasyland? I am the perfect mother whose son is the most well-behaved, athletic, scholarly child man has ever seen.  Sweat is never on my brow, I am the quintessential hostess, and my voice is carefully modulated. I am a mixture of […]

Murphy’s Law is a Parents Best Friend

Last night was interesting and it goes to show you that as a parent, sometimes your best laid plans aren’t fail proof.  In fact, when you are a parent, always apply Murphy’s Law as a given. I forgot that. A night out is a reminder that you were once living a completely different night that […]