Introducing My Birthday Funny Sister


An unexpected byproduct of blogging is striking up friendships with total strangers through storytelling. Today, I’m ecstatic because I just added a new link to my Blog Roll. It’s not just any link. It’s a link to a thirty-year friendship rooted at the brink of adulthood in college, between two Midwestern girls born on the same day, … Continue reading

An American Girl Dollcation In The Windy City


This summer we were gifted a new addition to the family. She was made in China, but has an All-American heritage. Her name is McKenna, and she is the American Girl Doll of the Year for 2012. After years of rifling through the American Girl catalogs determined not to get sucked in by the hype and exorbitant price … Continue reading

Menopot – The Musical


Something surprisingly magical happened this week. Only, I was wearing a paper dress that tied in the back not a sparkly gown with a crinoline and my Fairy Godmother wore a lab coat and waved a rather large Q-tip instead of a magic wand. I sat perched on the exam table in my birthday suit … Continue reading

Why Midlife Women Don’t Drive Corvettes


I can honestly say that I have never met a woman going through a midlife crisis who has the urge to trade in her mini-van for a Corvette.  We tend to make midlife splurges on high power shape wear, department store anti-aging cream and for the especially brave and vain, Botox. Menopause brings with it … Continue reading

DIY Home Decor Blogs – A Great Happy Pill


“I actually made a chandelier out of my gallstones, IV tubing and some hospital socks, but you don’t really want to see that….” –Miss Mustard Seed on getting her gallbladder removed.   Ever feel like you need a “happy pill” to calm your nerves after a hard day at work, going six-rounds with the kids and … Continue reading


Originally posted on The Laughing Mom:
Spring has sprung.  Mother nature never fails to put on a spectacular show in our backyard featuring fragrant lilacs, light violet clematis, purple Irises and bright red roses all flanked  by a lush carpet of bright green grass.   However, the real star of the show is always the Robin feathering her nest for…

Mama Hen Earns Some Scratch


It’s the end of an era.  No more eggs can be laid.  The chicken has been hatched and the rooster is singing, “cocka-doodle-doo, it’s time to go back to work for you!” That’s right, after nearly a decade of lounging in my coop, I have re-entered the workforce. I must say that my feathers were … Continue reading

What Would Your Birth Rap Song Be?


Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard that entertainers, Beyoncé and Jay-Z had their baby last week.  In honor of the special occasion, Jay-Z has already written a song for their baby girl, Blue Ivy. The lyrics are a hybrid of Braham’s Lullaby, Joe Cocker and Eminem songs.  I’m obviously very uncool and … Continue reading

North Faced


The North Face company is discriminating against chubby people.  That’s right.  One of America’s most beloved, trendy active wear companies caters to skinny people. You might ask, “Chubby, who is chubby?  Didn’t you drop 30 pounds on Weight Watcher’s last year?” Well, I may have had a little setback since I dropped out of the program … Continue reading