If you say you’re going to do something, do it

If it’s true that “what you do on the first of the year is what you’re going to do for the rest of the year,” I think I may be in trouble. So far today, January 1, I’ve managed to clean, nap, cook and walk into another room four times, forgetting what I was there…

Scream Queen – My Halloween Advent Calendar

I’ll admit it, I’m not like most girls. Wanna take me to a movie? Make sure it has some good car chases and things that blow up. Wanna curl up on the couch with me and watch some Netflix? Better tune into the thriller/suspense/psychologically-messes-with-you-from-the-first-scene section. Wanna make me swoon? Bring over a zip drive loaded…

Pancakes for lunch, anyone?

For the first time since he was in fourth grade, I’m making lunches for my youngest son. Did I mention he’s a sophomore now? Yeah. He’s 16. And I pack him a lunch every morning. Because he’s 16, I cannot make all those cute little things that other mommies try to make you feel guilty…

Summer time and my toes are freezing

How is it that it’s 487 degrees out there and I’m wearing socks and covered up in a sweatshirt? Seriously, how is this even possible? Last night, when it cooled down to 87 degrees, I went out on the porch to read. Within minutes I was drenched. I stayed out there though and read some…

Car repair for girls

There’s nothing more frustrating than being a girl and trying to fix your car. This past month, my 2007 Jeep Commander had a bumper that needed to be fixed… and by fixed I mean, reattached to the rest of the car with anything that does not resemble Duct Tape. In complete girl logic, I just assumed…

Veggie Time

I’m sorry, I have to say it. I really dislike some vegetarians. I don’t dislike the fact that they are vegetarians – heck, I think everyone has the right to decide what they want to eat. And honestly, if someone would rather eat spinach, cannellini beans and quinoa instead of bacon double cheeseburger, that’s none…

Do You Love Your Mother???

Do you love your mother???? CALLING ALL WRITERS, ASPIRING WRITERS, OR PEOPLE WITH A STORY OF MOTHERHOOD TO SHARE to read their own words about motherhood at The Alverson Community Theater for the first LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER scheduled for 3:00 pm May 2, 2105 All ages, genders, ethnicities, variety of writers invited to audition—NON-MOTHERS WELCOME….

Bram Stoker

Originally posted on Ed Mooney Photography:
Abraham Stoker So to kick things off on the run up to Halloween, I thought were better to start with, than the master of gothic Horror and creator of the infamous Dracula, Bram Stoker. Although Bram did not live long enough to see the fruits of his labour, Dracula…

I should be writing…

It’s 10:30 p.m. and for the last two hours, I’ve been thinking “I should be writing.” I got off of work at 5, went power grocery shopping, came home, ironed my son’s curtains, made dinner while teaching my sons to cook and loaded the dishwasher. About 8, I sat down to relax. But in the…

Castle for sale, right down the street

So, the castle down the street from my childhood home is for sale. No, I don’t mean a really nice house. I mean a castle. Let me explain, it’s a real castle. We’re talking about a huge multi-turreted-building-in-the-middle-with-a-courtyard-between-it-and-four-fortress-walls castle. This palatial estate on more than 252 acres in the middle of horse country in Central…

Mommy Snearest

There are days when I find myself trying to measure up to the idea of the perfect mom. You know the ones… they’re online – on Twitter and on Facebook – always talking about their perfect lives and their perfect families and their perfect days at home, working around the house. They’re the ones that…

Riding in cars with mom

The other day I came home to see my 15-year-old, Mason, in the passenger seat of a car driven by his newly drivers’ licensed friend. They just were pulling out of our driveway as I drove up. While my heart sank, Mason looked at me from the window and waved. I really could only think…