Everyone needs a pair of Rebel Pants. I just made up that phrase so I don't expect you to know what I mean. Rebel Pants are the pants you put on when you want to make a statement. You probably have a pair or gasp! two? of pants that you put on and your whole attitude… Continue reading The Evolution of My Rebel Pants
Well, never one not to jump on a fad bandwagon and oh I have the cheetah print pants and grunge flannel shirts to prove it... I decided to try out a couple of words and see if I can latch on to a concept and miraculously change my life.
I love sleeping. Nope, not just sleeping. I LOVE being in bed. That moment right when you naturally wake up and it is quiet no screaming or bouncing giggly "mommy mommy plaaaaay with me" it is priceless.. You stretch your toes to that cooler part of the bed and just wiggle them in absolute contentment. … Continue reading The Early Bird Gets… much needed peace and quiet
THIS November 7, voters in Virginia will send one of two messages to Trump and his GOP lackeys. One message is that we don't want your policies of hate and swamp-filled corruption in our country so we WILL vote you out of office and take back our country starting right now. The second is… Continue reading Get Out the Vote in Virginia
You know how people have "meatless Mondays"? Well, we have hot mess Mondays. No, I am not talking about some new one pot casserole or a fun new 'I look like I didn't try, but this took me forever' messy hairstyle. I mean from the time my eyes open Monday morning to the moment I… Continue reading Hot Mess Mondays..can they be prevented?
I am tired. Are you tired? Of course, you are tired; we are all tired. Well, maybe not Gwyneth Paltrow, but screw her. While I sincerely believe humans are all tired, I believe mothers are indisputably the most exhausted creatures on the planet. Yea yea, fathers work hard, but seriously how many men have jumped out of… Continue reading The “To Don’t” List….
While we have been so focused on what Congress is doing, or at least attempting to do, we missed a huge "what they didn't do." On September 30 Congress let CHIP expire. Now, perhaps you hear "expired chips" and think nothing of it, but this was actually a big deal. What is CHIP?CHIP stands for… Continue reading Easy Action- CHIP Renewal
I SHOULD have titled this "How to Fake Halloween" or "How to Pretend You Still Have f**ks to Give".... but alas It seems every year right around this time, those Pinterest mommies reemerge from their "Back to School" chalkboard picture hiatus and come out roaring for Halloween. You start seeing stuff like this.... and costumes… Continue reading Easy and Cheap Ways to Make Halloween flipping MAGICAL
It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes a tribe to keep a mom sane. Villages are great and I hope you have one. Villages include your mom friends, your neighbors that you trust with a spare key, your child's teacher, a reliable babysitter, families, and those super on top of… Continue reading My tribe
I love Halloween, don't you? When else can you go to people's houses in a disguise and beg for candy? Actually my daughter does this on a weekly basis, but I digress. It is so exciting for kids to run up to houses to see what that house is offering- full size snickers? "fun" size… Continue reading Teal is the new Orange and Black