Archives for May 2011

Solace in the carpool line

I burst into tears in the pickup line at school on Monday. Normally, I’m in and out, but I got there early and as luck would have it, the kids were outside playing. My kid. Watching him scamper and romp was a breath of fresh air. He played as if he didn’t have a care […]

Tweens, Bedtime and the Inevitable Headache

Bedtime. Such a peaceful time. When we lay our head down on a pillow and slumber. Something adults look forward to and our kids fight tooth and nail. Peanut is fighting bedtime tooth and nail. While I’m concerned about how he will do in school without adequate rest, he’s only concerned with watching a few minutes of […]

Wordless Wednesday: Working while Traveling

She was thin but she wanted to be thinner.

“She was thin, but she wanted to be thinner.” If I ever write a novel, I always thought that’d make a great opening line. To me, it sounds poetically honest. But to most people, I’m sure it comes across like your typical middle class white girl with two kids, a hard-working husband and a dog […]

Mango Hometown Tour — Charlotte Edition

I was invited to attend the Mango Hometown Tour with the National Mango Board (NMB) and local sponsors Harris Teeter and Fran’s Filling Station. Along with many other women in the Charlotte community, we were treated to a “how-to cut a mango” demonstration, information about this powerhouse fruit and lunch. How to Cut a Mango […]

Wordless Wednesday: Kure Beach, NC

Happy Mothers Day: Musings

Mother’s Day. First started when Julie Ward Howe issued the Mother’s Day Proclamation in 1870 for disarmament. However, it didn’t take off until 1908 when Anna Jarvis waned a way to honor her mother’s dream. It took off after she enlisted John Wanamaker and herself promoted until President Woodrow Wilson made it an official holiday […]

History Lesson: Cinco De Mayo

Today, I doing a little history lesson on Mommyality. Something new and one I don’t see being the last. I used to want to be a school teacher when I was a little girl. I realize now I don’t have the patience. That’s not a bad thing, but between bureaucracy, etc., I’m much better advocating for […]


  Dore Academy at its Gala April 30 unveiled plans for a move that will allow the independent college preparatory school to nearly triple the number of learning-disabled students it can serve. Charlotte’s first school created solely to meet the needs of children with Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Disorder will be one of the […]

A Conversation with Peanut

This isn’t a normal post, but what I beg is normal lately? Peanut came home from school today with a quote from Bill Gates. Something to the effect that people needed to be nice to nerds, because one day they would be working for them. He then proceeded to tell me how warm and fuzzy […]