Dogzilla, Man’s Best Friend?


It was a beautiful, quiet Midwestern spring afternoon.   The windows were open and the intoxicating scent of lilacs filled the house. I sat down with a turkey sandwich, tall glass of blackberry iced tea and the weekly small town newspaper. As I settled in, Dogzilla jumps on the table out of nowhere, like in a slasher movie. Iced … Continue reading

Is The Male Robin A Perfect Baby Daddy?


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 her new brood.  This year, the … Continue reading

The Laughing Daughter


Storytelling is considered a sport in my family.  Nothing gives my parents greater joy than having a laugh at the expense of one of their children or each other.  I was inspired to start this Blog by my family as an outlet for the random thoughts of a stay-at-home mom.  I have to say that lately, … Continue reading

Banned From Von Maur: A Story For The Ladies


I may be officially banned from Von Maur department store after two recent incidents. It started last Thursday with a Spanx incident involving a fellow shopper resembling “Ma Kettle” with a Pete Rose haircut. Together, we made our virgin voyage into the vast sea of Spanx. I was in conversation with the sales clerk as … Continue reading