How Did I Get Here?

People are too much work. I’m lonely. I miss having people drop by for dinner. I miss being able to vent. I do feel like the biggest “meanie” on the planet, and I can’t figure out how I got here. I was coping. I was a good mom. I was a social person. I fell in love. We’re great! But sometimes, life just gets so lonely and falls into a painful RUT! Do you ever […] Read the Full Article »

Deadbeat Parents Photos on Pizza Boxes – Now There’s an Idea!

Years ago, my friend Angela and I had discussed how cool it would be if Budweiser would put pictures on beer cans of deadbeat parents! But then again, the only people that would likely see them, and care, are the deadbeats themselves. I’m all for any program that publicly calls out perv’s or people who deny their children child support. What about pictures and stats on pizza boxes? Should people who deny their children child […] Read the Full Article »

The Mic Is On: Open Mic Day on Not Before Coffee

Way back when I was a new blogger, Liz Strauss used to have Open Mic Night on her blog. There was always a different topic and over time, the event really took off. It was a great way to interact with other bloggers and to develop a stronger sense of community around your blogging efforts. I miss that sense of community and that kind of interaction. Facebook and Twitter have taken a lot of that […] Read the Full Article »

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 »

I Joined the ItWorks Skinny Wrap Craze! Results Forthcoming!

A few months ago, I saw a girl I know talking about the ItWorks wraps. She is a loyal customer and a believer in the product – but, she is not a distributor. That’s what got me intrigued to begin with. I quietly watched her comments and saw how many people would snap at the chance to purchase a single wrap when she got her next order. I began checking into the product a little […] Read the Full Article »