What do your adult kids want for Christmas?

How many other parents of adult/grown kids are having a hard time buying for their kids? My kids just keep saying they want money!  Money, money, money!  ACK  I’m sick of it! I don’t want to give them money!  I don’t want to give them gift cards!  I want REAL gifts under the tree for them to open at Christmas! What fun is it, opening up an envelope?  I do that every day and let […] Read the Full Article »

Things Kids Say About Mom

The following are answers given by elementary school age children to the following questions: Why did God make mothers? 1. She’s the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.2. To clean the house.3. To help us out of there when we were getting born. How did God make mothers? 1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.3. God made my Mom […] Read the Full Article »

Big and Rich – A Conversation Between a Mother & Her Son

While going through Wayback archives of some of my old, old, old, blogs, I found this post from January 2005. Conversation between mother and son… Mom – Son, you can help with dishes tonight. Son – Aw mom, that’s just gross! All that icky food on there and stuff… Mom – When you grow up, you’re going to have to have a job that will afford a full staff to help take care of your […] Read the Full Article »

Ever Have One of Those Bad Mommy Kodak Moments?

Have you ever gone on a cleaning frenzy in your house only to uncover disposable camera’s you don’t have a clue what’s on them? Well, I have had plenty of those. I actually used to be very good at keeping a disposable camera in the boys bag that traveled to daycare or on overnight visits to grandma’s house – If they did something fun, cute or memorable, I wanted it captured for me. I just […] Read the Full Article »

The Elf that Came to Our House

The following was written about one of my family traditions that began in 1967 when my older brother was just a toddler, and I was only a few months old. Tony was a small child when my parents were told he had an incurable kidney disease. The nature of this condition was such that Winter social activities were avoided, or very restricted, in fear he would get sick from common germs. As Tony grew older […] Read the Full Article »