Logic Never Wins

Logic never wins. Especially when you’re dealing with an 11 year-old boy who thinks he can out-logic you, the parent. Peanut had a four day weekend and it was filled with logic issues, none successful. First. Don’t debate breakfast with me. Trying to tell me you’ve eaten breakfast when all you’ve done is grabbed a cheese stick […]

What’s Up With Mommyality?

I’m a little over the old design. I’m ready for a change and it’s time for me to update. So, sorry, right now everything is plain and white, but over the next week, I’m going to be updating the site and making it gorgeous. I could have taken it off line or worked on the […]

A Boy Named Joe…..

I met a boy who broke my heart.  He also touched me deeply.  His unbridled sense of enthusiasm and welcoming demeanor was at odds with the bad stuff he has encountered in his young life. Joe (not his real name) befriended me at the Thompson Child & Family Focus Holiday Chapel Service.  As I took my […]

Update from the Mommyality Trenches

Bet you didn’t think I was ever going to show up over here again, did you? Well, I haven’t meant to ignore Mommyality, however life has totally gotten in the way. And when I say life, I’m talking about every damn germ on the planet ever trying to invade my body. Life has been hard […]

Fall Cooking with Costco — Pork Tenderloin with Apples

Did you know it’s National Pork Month? I didn’t either, until the Motherhood and Costco reached out for me to cook a pork tenderloin for my readers and share the recipe. It’s definitely something I was up for. I love to cook and the family dinner is a tradition I want to pass down to […]

Holy Hot Flashes Bat Man!

I’m sitting here writing this post. I’m in shorts and a tank top with the deck door open, ceiling fan on high and I’m sweating. Did I mention it’s 45 degrees out? Welcome to peri-menopause.  I’m only 38 and didn’t think this could be happening to me, but it makes a lot of sense. I’ve […]

Picaboo! Christmas is almost here! And Free Cards!

Happy Holiday friends! What? Don’t fall out in the floor. Christmas will be here before you know it and believe me, I’m already sweating it. See, I don’t shop after mid-November and I’ve not done any yet. Yes, this is me stressing out. I really don’t want to be in the stores post Thanksgiving. I […]

A Pig That Won’t Default: Pork Recipes and A Costco Giveaway

I’m a born and bred North Carolinian. Pork is staple around these parts and to be quite honest, we get down right volatile over our recipes here…especially BBQ. I’m from the Western part of the state and we like it sweet and tangy. In the Eastern part of the state they like a lot of […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Halloween Costume

I must be PMS’ing, because this Chocolate Chip Halloween Costume looks good enough to eat! Now? My only problem is wondering if I’ll be able to outrun the kids who are chasing me with a large glass of milk!   Home / Crafts / Chocolate Chip Cookie Chocolate Chip Cookie Make a clever costume in […]

Happy Birthday Jim Henson!

You were a great influence to all kids born in the 70’s and without you there wouldn’t have been Sesame Street, the Muppets, Fraggle Rock, and the Dark Crystal.