10 April Fools’ Day Pranks From A Home Near You


I was going to write a fake post for April Fools’ Day, but my husband read my final piece and told me it was just mean. I know many of you are disappointed I didn’t post it anyway so you could yell at me, but to compensate the yellers and the non-yellers, I will reveal […]

The Internet Cheers Me Up

Stargazer Lily

The Northerner in me loves that we got somewhat of a real winter in Richmond, but now it’s spring and even I’m ready for sun and flowers and no mittens. But the weather doesn’t care what I want and I can’t afford to fly us all to St. Thomas so I decided we needed to […]

Work Versus Stay-At-Home Moms Is Not Up For Discussion

working mom image

An article is going around Facebook on the perils of being a working mom. My mom friends, who work outside of the home, appreciate “someone who gets it.” I also read the piece more out of curiosity and wanting to “get it” better myself as a stay-at-home/work-part-time-at-home (SAH/WAH) mom. I wanted to know how I […]

Is Facebook Capitalizing On Envy With The Look Back Slideshow?


Facebook has a new feature where an in-house app creates a slideshow of great moments in a user’s timeline and after watching it, the user has the option to share it with everyone on Facebook. Many people used it and shared it and hated it. I tried it out myself although I did not share […]

Easy Valentine’s Day Card Craft For Any Age

Easy Valentine's Day Card Craft

I don’t care if you do store-bought or handmade cards. Even when the 3-year-old kid was clearly uninvolved in the making of the cards, I’m at the point where I just assume the parent really loves doing crafts. However, I like including my kids in handmade cards on the years they want to make them. […]

20 Signs Your Children Are Gifted

Gifted Chaff

We all know our children are geniuses, but it is time to separate the wheat from the chaff. Who are real geniuses and who knows what chaff is? Here are twenty tried and true ways to know your children are truly gifted: They do anything you did as kid — only better. They don’t get […]

Words We Need To End When 2013 Ends


When the ball drops in Times Square and we say good-bye to 2013, let us also say farewell to some of the worst on- and off-line phrases of the year. “-said no one ever:” It’s like the 2013 equivalent of NOT from the 90s. I still feel bad for my parents who had to endure […]

Bad Gift-Giving Is Not Grandma’s Fault

Pretend Claw

Christmas shopping is hard for anyone, but kids are nearly impossible. Their interests change daily, and the stores are constantly trying to trick unsuspecting family members into buying things that kids don’t ever need or want. This week, I ventured into a store to find a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toy. This seemed simple enough. […]

Being Thankful Means Accepting Help As Much As Offering It

Be Thankful

Grateful: {synonyms} thankful, appreciative; indebted, obliged, obligated, in someone’s debt, beholden* I was looking up definitions and synonyms of grateful and thankful I wanted to know if there was a difference between the two since I can be grateful for what I have — my family, my home, food on the table, my pets, financial […]

Daylight Saving Time: Where It Came From And Why I Am Moving To Hawaii


Every year, I think about how I can destroy daylight saving time. My children are not built like clocks and neither am I. We have internal rhythms that are much more closely aligned with the natural light than with some artificial insanity where we all join hands and change our clocks forward and back and […]