Mom vs. Wife vs. Sanity

Monday, October 25, 2004

The Ovum Complex?

There is a chicken in my pantry. Or, my son is hiding the eggs from the refrigerator in the pantry again. It is my own fault; we let him color, hide and find Easter eggs in April, and now he thinks it is a holiday that can take place year round. Of course by that logic he could eat a big turkey... Sign in to see full entry.

Relative normal - no more relative

Funny how much a visitor in your home alters how you proceed through your day. When I am home with the kids alone I rarely get my pj pants off and jeans on until 9 a.m. and even then, I usually haven’t done much else but put my hair in a ponytail. The kids are usually up by 7 and they lounge around... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Be honest, one day I'll say time flew by, right?

Best birthday cake I ever got was when I was twelve. It was shaped like a big chunk of cheese and it had little frosting mice all over it. It was wonderful. The cake I have made my daughter for her birthday today is, to be polite, not as grand. But, I did put in at least half an hour of mixing... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

A little help here, please

I visited my Aunt once when I was a child. She is a farmer’s wife, and as such lives on a dairy farm filled with cows, chickens, ducks, pigs, and more than a few dogs and cats (E-I-E-I-O). She is my mother’s only sister and she has three girls of her own who I was never very close to. During my... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 22, 2004

A Day at the Races

I hate race cars. I know, I know, all of my in-laws are going to show up on my porch tonight with torches. But, NASCAR fans, read on, for I am a changed woman. I bought tickets for my husband’s birthday to a car race in Las Vegas. We walked through the gates and I was welcomed to a whole new world.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Tomorrow is my birthday, I will be 27.

I come to the age of twenty-seven with a handful of experience (married twice, divorced once, three kids under the age of 6), and a lot of things (a house I cannot afford, a husband I adore, and a really big trash can). This is about my trash can. We moved to Oregon once ( Beaverton – which I insist... Sign in to see full entry.

A reminder to laugh... and even the score

She must have been under the table for at least 45 minutes when I happened by. In our home there was a dining room that doubled as a hallway, and because my mom cooked only when she sat on leather car seats while wearing shorts, it was usually deserted. So imagine my surprise when, out from under... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Life and death in kindergarten

When my daughter was four we had a problem with a window screen that did not seal properly. Inevitably, flies would come into my daughter's room and she was terrified of them. So we told her that it was only one fly that came and went, and his name was Jeffrey. My daughter will be 6 this Sunday and... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Go to sleep, Mom!

My mother is an insomniac. Picture, if you will, a mother who does not sleep. Now picture a mother whose sleeplessness was not the result of crying babies or midnight feedings, not even because of a suspected prowler – just reasonless sleepless nights and caffeinated mornings. It used to freak me... Sign in to see full entry.

Compassion on an ant hill

My kids don’t get how hard it is to be a mom. I spend a good part of my day trying to get my children to eat something of nutritional value but they rarely consume more than a few pretzels and way too many packages of fruit snacks while running around in the back yard. I use the term back yard... Sign in to see full entry.

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