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 »

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 »