Have you ever just wondered where the past 10 to 20 years of your life have gone? Wondered what you were doing the entire time that left you feeling as though you missed out on something amazing? I do. I am going to share what a normal day - not a week - a normal day in the life is like around here, and then I want to ask you some questions at the end. Maybe you can help me figure out this crazy that is my life. Who Are You and What Do You Do? Mother to a 28-year-old daughter, 17-year-old … [Read more...] about Juggling All of Life’s Demands: Is It Possible?
Raising a family can be a laughfest at times and make you want to yank your hair out in frustration at other times. Through it all, you have to keep a sense of humor though. These are our real-life funny and not-so-funny moments with two teenage sons, a husband and a dog.
Christmas with Teenagers This poem was written as a mom and how my own two teenagers were making us feel this particular year during the holidays. 'Twas several weeks before Christmas and all through the house, Teenagers were wishing and starting to pout. For their gift list was long and expensive as hell, Mom and Dad worked real hard to keep cool and not yell. "Don't you remember at all, a single thing you've been taught?" "Tis the season of giving, not to add up what's been … [Read more...] about Christmas with Teenagers
This post may contain affiliate links. See LiaH Disclosure Policy. I have two sons, ages 13 (almost 14) and 10, and a daughter who will be 25 in November. While I have really tried to do my best to raise children that are thankful for the large and small in life, there are days when I feel as though I am failing miserably. Do you have days like that?I'm mom. It's my job to cook meals for them, to keep the house clean and dishes available to eat from and utensils that are clean to eat with, to … [Read more...] about Ungrateful Children – Raising the Next Generation
Yes folks, I'm afraid that my youngest, my darling baby, has stumbled upon Internet porn. I was laying on the couch the other day, taking a nap and trying to get the muscles in my back to stop spasming and going ape shit. When I woke, I headed back towards the bedroom and saw that my 10 year old was on my computer watching some sort of video. As soon as he heard me coming, however, he quickly closed out of the browser and turned around and said, "Hi Mom! Do you feel better?" - all innocent … [Read more...] about Debbie Does Dallas In da House
I had a horrible premonition on Monday. I was taking T. to the pediatrician. The rain was pouring down out of the sky as though every angel in heaven were crying. So fast, so furious, that you couldn't see an inch in front of you, and even the wiper blades on the speed-of-light setting were of little use.As I'm driving down the Powhite Parkway, an image appears in my mind just as clear as if I were seeing it unfold in front of me. Our Dodge Ram hitting the guardrail, my screaming and throwing an … [Read more...] about Premonition – Or Horrible Daydream?
I woke up this morning to find an email in my inbox from James H. who was letting me know that he was the owner of the domain TestosteroneReplacement.net. He told me that this keyword has over 2900 US local searches each month along with a $8.66 CPC, so it was a good domain to build a website with about testosterone replacement. He also said that if I was interested in this domain to drop him a line. Testosterone replacement, huh? Nah ... I think I'll keep the ones I got, thanks! :-) … [Read more...] about Time for Some Testosterone Replacement
THE BONDING EXPERIENCEYou know, I used to think that "bonding" with your kids was just something that came naturally for whatever reason. I mean, I didn't think that it was something you would need to work at, just that it was something that just "happened" between a parent and a child.I couldn't have been more off base. Bonding with an infant child is NOT the same as bonding with a teenage child or even a pre-teen child. They are two TOTALLY different things, and something that parents should … [Read more...] about A MOTHER & SON BONDING EXPERIENCE OF EPIC PROPORTIONS!
Slacking on Christmas I normally am not the proverbial slacker when it comes to Christmas - at least not in the decorations department! The weekend after Thanksgiving has always been the start of the Christmas season for our family for as long as I can recall. My mother would begin pulling out all of our Christmas decorations and tree-trimming paraphernalia the weekend after Thanksgiving, and by December 1, our home looked like a satellite office for the North Pole and remained that way … [Read more...] about Slacking on Christmas
I try to be patient and understanding on a daily basis with my brood because they require it – on a daily basis. It is not easy. There are days such as today, when I am to the point where I am ready to just *SNAP* from other events going on in my life, where they just happen to be the unwitting catalyst that puts me over the edge. On February 7, 2011 – I cleaned their rooms for the last time. I absolutely refuse to clean the bedrooms of an 11 year old and an 8 year old when … [Read more...] about This Mom’s About to Lose It
I try to give my kids the benefit of the doubt. I know they aren't angels, but I like to live in a perfect world where my children will not lie to me when I ask them a question. I am deluding myself, I know. Especially when it comes to homework. Yesterday when they came home I did not check their backpacks. Tre (aka Angel Child w/Horns) hardly ever has homework - he's in kindergarten. His homework is to learn his ABCs and his 123s and that's about it. Jonathan (aka Demon Child) always has … [Read more...] about Why You Should Check Backpacks When They Come Home
I'm hoping that Monday was just *one of those days* in my son's life where he just completely lost his mind. Everybody has a few of those now and then, right? But did you ever just LOOK at a child and you could tell they had an evil streak in them a mile long? Jonathan, my eldest son, is like that. From day one you could tell he was going to be a little hellion on wheels - hence the nickname "Demon Child" - or maybe he's just trying to live up to the nickname. A Visit From Their Sister They … [Read more...] about The Demon Child, Future Criminal At Your Service
No sooner were the boys off the school bus (we weren't even in the apartment yet) when it started: "Mom! Can we please ride our bikes outside for a little while? Please?!?" "Yeah, Mommy, please?" piped in Tre. I couldn't say no (naturally) and figured after they were out in the cold for a while it would wear them out and maybe they wouldn't fight and argue so much when they came in (yeah right). Let them pretend to be little Evel Knievels for a while and wear themselves out. "Okay, Okay, but … [Read more...] about Evel Knievel Rides Again!