Resume for ‘Mommy’

Wondering where I’ve been for the past month?

I got a job!

After 13 years of being a professional daytime TV watcher (aka stay-at-home-mom), it’s time to bring home the bacon. I don’t think I’ll fry it up in a pan though.  Too much grease.  I’ll microwave it surrounded by paper towels to absorb the excess fat. Continue reading

Child labor is a GOOD thing…

Okay, before you get mad at me, I don’t mean the kids in the sweat shops.  That is a universal evil.   I mean putting MY own kids to work!

What’s the best use for your Frugal Friday sponges?  Have someone else use them! Ha!

Today’s nugget will have your shower sparkling clean, and your kids thinking you’re the best mom ever!

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Got teens who got zits? Get white.

You and your bank account will thank me for this one.  Trust me.

If you or anyone in your household struggles with the occasional facial anomaly,  you immediately need to switch your sheets and towels to all white.  (Don’t worry, you can still use them after Labor Day. Emily Post and I approve.)

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Unstoppable. And a thank you to our military. Happy Memorial Day!

My fifth grade sweetie wrote her promotion speech on the topic of what it means to be unstoppable.

It is a beautiful tribute to her elementary years, as well as an unexpected thank you to our military.  The impact of their service is boundless.  Thank you!!!

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Moms and Dads – your words are sticky.

“Blah, blah, blah. Are you listening?”  Head nod.  “Blah, blah, blah…”

That’s what I heard when my parents were trying to teach me a lesson when I was a kid.

Now that I’m a parent, I’m pretty sure that’s how my wonderful words of wisdom get translated in their heads as well.  My words go in one ear and out the other.

Or do they?

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Submission displays strength – not weakness

Here’s your nugget for today.  Give it a think!


Does submitting to authority make you weak?

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What your teen is really thinking

Confession:  this post is three parts brag, one part nugget.

My 13-year-old son was getting off the bus from a week long school trip.  He and his bud were walking towards the group of eagerly waiting parents when his friend said to him, “Don’t you hate it when you haven’t seen your mom in a while and she grabs you and hugs you to death.”

My son looked at him and said, “Actually dude, that’s exactly what I want.  I can’t wait to hug her and not let go.”


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Kids – you won’t always have to obey your parents!!!

Hey Kids!  I’ve got great news for ya.  You won’t always have to obey your parents!

Yuup.  It’s true.  I promise – you’ll be free soon enough.

Hey Parents!  I’ve got terrible news for ya.  You’re kids won’t always have to obey you!

Say what???

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PSA – the hidden dangers of balloon blowing

The following is a true story…

I felt like it was my civic duty to warn the world about the dangers of preparing for your pre-teen’s birthday party.  Hence the following public service announcement.  Please pass this along to anyone you know who might be at risk.

No, it’s not what you might think – The danger doesn’t come from accidentally serving peanuts to the one girl who’s allergic.  Nor does it come from choosing music that is no longer popular.

I am here to warn you that blowing up balloons is seriously dangerous to your health, and may even be LIFE THREATENING!!!

Let me ‘splain…

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“I’m on your side.” ~ Pastor Dan

“I’m on your side.”

Are these words for…

1.  Picking dodgeball teams?   Nope.

2.  Political endorsement?   Nope.

3.  Hiding behind the dude with the bigger muscles?   Wrong again.

These four little words simply contain the best parenting advice I have ever received.

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