It’s Confirmed, I’m A Church Lady


Get out the cross cake, pass the nut mix and serve-up some sherbet punch because we’re having a confirmation party on my blog. As mentioned in my recent post, The Buttery Burger Blessing I’ve been attending a Discovery Class at a local church. I discovered…that religion is kind of like golf.  Despite the fancy club houses and … Continue reading

Why Are Santalands Becoming Extinct?


Why are Santalands becoming extinct? As a kid, the highlight of the Christmas season was venturing to downtown Indianapolis to visit the Santaland at L.S. Ayres department store. My mother meticulously dressed us up, literally from head to toe.  I still have the dents in my head from sleeping in rollers to attain those Shirley Temple-like curls. … Continue reading

A Thanksgiving Eve Encounter With Dave’s Mom


One of the best holiday traditions on television has been the wildly popular “Guess Mom’s Pies” segment on the Late Show with David Letterman.  The bit simply involved Letterman trying to guess what pies his mother Dorothy cooked for Thanksgiving dinner.  Dorothy was filmed from her kitchen in Indiana or she phoned into the show with the … Continue reading

The Buttery Burger Blessing


The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life recently released an analytic study titled, Nones on the Rise.  The study revealed one in five Americans (19.3%) claim no religious identity. As a parent, there comes a time when you can’t answer some pretty big questions from inquiring little minds. “What’s the difference between Jesus and God?” … Continue reading

Out To Lunch


School lunches. You either loved them, or you hated them.  Or, maybe you were never allowed to try them if your mom was a die-hard brown bag advocate. I was a buyer.  I still long for that sea foam-colored plastic lunch tray filled with a warm cheesy Johnny Marzetti casserole, garlic toast, apple sauce, green beans and a … 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

Kiss My Political Correctness


Take your fight elsewhere. That’s my comment on the whole Chick-fil-A gay marriage controversy. It’s also my comment as a mother who has logged many hours sipping on sweet tea with other moms in a nice, clean friendly environment while our energetic children work off some steam in the free play area. I had to … Continue reading

Navigating A Fork In The Road Called 50


Welcome to the, “I hope that was just a fart” years! That was the advice given to me by my parents via a greeting card this week in celebration of my 49th birthday. So now I’m thinking I need to be stockpiling granny panties in anticipation of hitting the big 5-0 next year. On the … Continue reading