Tag Archives: Silly

An open letter to the other parents at my daughter’s ball game:

Sam the Springer Spaniel

This week something utterly embarrassing happened to us, forcing me to write this letter. I’ll be  handing out copies of it at my daughter’s next ball game, should the incident repeat itself. Backstory: We have a new family member.  He is a fun-loving, face-licking, ball-chasing Springer Spaniel puppy named Sam.  We like to take him […]

An open letter to my son – for when he has to go potty.

Potty Talk with Little Man

If you are a parent, you can hopefully relate to the letter below.  You may have even had similar experiences and are nodding your head.  You may have little ones still in diapers and long for the days when you can have these conversations.  They will come.  I promise you, they will come.   If […]

Snow and Ice: A Southerner’s Point of View

This was taken in 2011 - my first Maine Winter.

This is my fourth winter in Maine. I’m used to telling people that. Whenever I meet someone, after they pick up on the tell-tale Southern accent, the question is inevitable, “Is this your first Maine winter?” No.  It isn’t. I’ve already accepted the fact that I will always be “from away”.  I’m OK with that […]

Holiday Traditions: Elf on the Shelf. Or in our case “Elf off the Shelf”.

Cole the Elf... Our Elf on the Shelf.

He joined our family the day after Thanksgiving in 2009.  I was 8 months pregnant with Little Man and Curly Q was 3.  We were living in limbo, so to speak.  Our move to Maine was forthcoming, but first we had to celebrate Christmas, have a baby a couple of months after that, and then get […]

Thanksgiving Tip: How to lose 5 pounds before the big meal

Before & After Pics:  Weight Loss Hairstyle

Fast forward to the way you feel just after that big holiday meal.  You have consumed a couple of helpings of your favorite dishes and maybe even a slice of pie.  You are full.  You wore your stretchy pants and dread getting onto the scales after consuming so many rich foods. You could do like […]

Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat.

Halloween1978ish

Ahh Halloween. Trick-or-treating.  Costumes.  Piles of candy. For some, this is a favorite holiday.  For others, terrifying. When I was a child, I loved coming up with costume ideas and dressing up.  We always had a great time dreaming up our costumes and making them from what we had around the house.  Every now and […]

Kid Quotes: Bathroom Words

Kid Quotes: Bathroom Words

This week’s Kid Quotes has a theme: Bathroom Words.  I’m warning you, this is pretty gross, but I’m certain that every parent or anyone that has taken care of children can relate to what is happening in our home. I’ve come to the conclusion that my kids are gross.  And I pray that they are […]