Today is my birthday! Yippee! I'm not going to tell you my age, but I WILL tell you what my wonderful husband is getting me. A WHOLE DAY to myself! That's right. I'm taking my Mac Book to Starbucks, and I'll be writing, reading, or Facebooking ALL DAY! If you're a work-at-home-mom, I don't need to tell you how valuable this is. Working from home with kids around is hard, especially in the summer time when there's no school to dump them off on.
Floors to clean, people to train, and an endless onslaught of danger to drive away. Lucy is a very busy 11-year-old puppy. Here is her daily schedule, told from her point of view.
I bet you thought you already knew how to fold a shirt. I did too! It wasn't until I assigned the task to my 8-year-old that I learned I'd been doing it ALL WRONG. You see, I'd thought the thing to do to get the task going was to, you know, pick up a shirt. (Or something along those lines. I'm still working it out in my head.) But no. As I learned today, there are many, many more steps involved before any part of your human flesh can actually touch the laundry. So, here they are, the 13 steps to folding a shirt, according to my 8-year-old daughter:
As moms, we all have our reasons that we drink. Some are big. Some are small. Some are shrunken versions of ourselves with the balance and social skills we can only find at the bottom of a wine bottle. Yes, it's true that I'm #rockingmotherhood most of the time, but sometimes at the end of the day, I just gotta have that glass of red zin. Several weeks ago, I wrote a list of 13 reasons that Mommy Needs Wine. Now I'm back with 13 more, and I've printed them out and stuck them to some wine bottles.
I have a confession to make. Normally, I get my blog posts written several days in advance , but this week, I fell behind. As of last night, I had no idea what this week's list would be. Then #covfefe happened. To be honest, I think it's a little unfair to make fun of the … Continue reading The 13 #covfefe Tweets that Prove Twitter Users Are Hilarious
You might remember, a few weeks ago I posted a heartfelt letter to my daughters with a list of life lessons I hoped they'd learn before middle school. I got such a positive response to that article! So many moms told me they hoped the same things for their girls, and many said they would share my letter with their own children. I can't describe how much that touched my heart. As I said to some of my commenters, that may be the best compliment I've ever received on my writing.
I was having a hard time thinking of topics for this week's list, so I asked my kids for ideas. Here's what they suggested:
I’ve been tagged to take part in the Rocking Motherhood series by a total rockstar mom, Alisa of UKYankee. The idea of Rocking Motherhood started with Patricia at White Camellias as a way for mothers to look at the job they are doing, raising the next generation, and celebrate all the ways they’re killing it!
2. Don't ignore your vagina. Sorry girls. I know you find this topic painfully humiliating, but it has to be said. (Aren't you glad I did this in writing?) Right around puberty, you'll start to notice some goopy stuff coming out of your vajayjay on a regular basis. This is totally normal and nothing to worry about. But if it itches, turns red, or starts to smell weird, you need to see a doctor. Vaginas are tough little mofos, but the tiniest little upset in bacteria or ph balance can cause some serious discomfort. Don't be embarrassed. Don't suffer through it because you don't want to tell me that your lady bits hurt. It's not worth it. Trust me.
Beberly: Beberly is still a bit too old to be Bieber's bae, but she's libbing it up in Beberly Hills. Biba la Beberly!