He’s 11, but still my baby

Mothers intuition is always right. Something told me to hang around the house today and work instead of going into the Picaboo office to catch up on some work. Turns out Peanuts cold was something a little more. It’s sinus infection central here. We’ve moved beyond the runny nose to the head stuffed full of […]

Bad Parent, No Trick-or-Treating

I’m a bad parent. Not in the “my son is neglected” way, but in the worst way possible. I laughed at my kid. Not only did I laugh, I was doubled over, tears pouring our my eyes, busting a gut laughing. And I’m still laughing while I write this. What started out as an innocent […]

I’m A Slacker Parent

It’s Halloween and I’m sitting on my sofa in my PJ’s. Peanut is at school and I’ve been at work since 7:20. Yes, I realize how lucky I’m am to be sitting here working while HGTV is blaring in the background. Unfortunately, I’ve also realized what a slacker parent I am as Peanut’s Halloween costume isn’t […]

I Like My New Jeans, But Only Ironically

Peanut is 11 and has developed his own fashion style. Which means my opinion is no longer relevant. Yes, that’s the sound of my wallet snapping shut. However, I recently stopped in at H&M while on a work trip and picked him up a pair of jeans. You know the kinda, somewhat slim in cut, […]

The Great Brownie Smackdown 2011

Last night was like any other night. I cooked dinner, my husband came home from work and we spent some quality family time together. We normally don’t have anything out of the ordinary happen. Yet, I’m still trying to figure out last nights events. Those that have left me scratching my head and wondering “who […]

Planet Tweendom

There are days you can count among your proudest moments as a parent and different for everybody. The day they march off to Kindergarten, head held high. How about you being a hot mess as they walk into middle school without a care in the world? What about when they discover their first armpit hair […]

A Love Letter to Single Parents

Dear Single Parents, I’ve always admired you. I grew up a true Gen-x’r and a child of divorce, with my mother leading the charge. She raised us, went to nursing school and worked her ass off to provide a better life for me and my sister. However I didn’t really get it. My husband just […]

7 Tips to Make School Mornings Easier

School has been in for a few weeks and mornings were a hot mess when we first started. Peanut isn’t the most organized kid in the world and mornings are a challenge for him to get moving. With us starting middle school this year, well, it’s been a shock to the system to say the […]

Charlotte Museum of History — Free Admission for Singgalot Family Day

I love the Charlotte Museum of History. Too bad I had never visited until recently! If you haven’t been and need something to do for the family on Saturday, September 10, 2011 that’s free and fun, this is the place to be! Open from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., the Museum will be offering free admission for […]

The Day my Daughter Ate Okra.

My daughter doesn’t eat okra. In fact, as I’ve mentioned before, my daughter doesn’t really eat anything. But the other day, she ate a funny little chip called an Okra Snack. They’re made by Tropical, a company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The veggies are dried, fried in canola oil and then lightly seasoned with […]