What In The Hell Do You Do All Day?


“What in the hell do you do all day?”  It’s the number one question stay-at-home moms get asked.  I could bore you with details of my time being filled with household cleaning, errand running, volunteering, or fulfilling the need for “just me” time. However, the truth is, I really don’t know what in the hell … Continue reading

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

Greetings From Camp Puke


Greetings from Camp Puke!  What a thrilling three days.  Activities include Bathroom Races, Moaning Contests and Laundry Marathons.  We even get to sleep on the floor.  The camp food is great — all the Gatorade and Saltine crackers you can hold down.  Wish you were here!  Ooo, gotta go, it’s my turn to drive the bus.  Love ya.  See … 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

Mock Job, A Trial Run


I haven’t worked outside of the home for almost six years.   My husband would say, “Six years without a paycheck.”  So when the opportunity arose to participate in a two-day  research study that paid a couple hundred dollars, needless to say, I was very interested.  After enduring years of  a small child and Type A Golden Retriever not really listening … 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