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April Fool’s

I love April Fool’s Day.  Mike hates this day, probably because of me.  A couple years ago, I asked my friend Amanda who was 8 months pregnant at the time, to take a pregnancy test for me.  She lovingly obliged and much to my delight, a plus sign appeared on…

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Little Baby Jesus

A number of my friends have had babies recently and each time I have gone to see their precious little creations, I am overcome with waves of nostalgia. Oh pul-eeeeeeeze people, I am not considering having another one, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE little, tiny, itty, bitty babies.  I am…

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Bow Chica Bow Bow

Last night my father and stepmother came over for dinner and I was reminded of yet another time when my siblings and I laughed uncontrollably at my dad’s expense.  When my dad was in college, he was the pool manager at a country club.  Apparently, he had a thing for…

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Am I Reading This Correctly?

A couple weeks ago we received a letter in the mail informing Mike and I that our daughter has missed more than 8 days of kindergarten this year.  The letter went on to say that the school needs our “help in doing everything possible to reduce the number of absences”…

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Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

We have a new pet gecko named Vinnie.  I love this reptile like I gave birth to him.  Last night I was out “running errands” (sitting in my car all alone in the grocery store parking lot, reading People Magazine and not listening to my children fight) when I received…

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Gangsta Fish

About a year ago my mom went out and bought a Beta fish.  She bought the thing an enormous glass bowl, live plants, Roman fish statues and rocks made of Swarovski Crystal.  She religiously cleans its gigantic residence every week and fills it with expensive purified water to ensure its…

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Because I Said So

About a week ago my six year old informed me that I “RUINED HER LIFE” and slammed her door because I told her she could not go out and ride her bike since her room was a mess.  Now, most of you would be dismayed at this type of unruly,…

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Boot Camp

My friend Paige is a personal trainer.  Our daughters go to school together and she teaches a popular fitness class for women called “Boot Camp”.  For those of you who may not be aware, this is a vigorous exercise routine that simulates a military work-out sans selling your soul to…

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