Six Reasons my Fifth Kid Seems Neglected

It’s not always easy to be the last of 5 kids. Often there’s just too much going on in a family of seven for the last kid to get a lot of one-on-one attention. Sometimes usually that fifth kid may […]

The 90’s are Back and I’m Totally Buggin’

Apparently the 90’s are back in full force. It felt like a time warp when I dropped my son off at the high school today. First I saw a girl in a short, black, high-waisted skirt with a crop top and choker and […]


Even in our trials we can experience joy and peace. -Robert D. Hales As a parent it feels like:

Why I Need You

I need you every day, and sometimes I love you. The way you make me feel.  The way you taste. But sometimes I hate you.  I hate that you’re bad for me. I hate that I want you so much all the time. […]

Can Boys Wear Capris?

The answer is…no. We all know full well the answer is no.  In the words of Meghan Trainor, “Na-to-the-ah to the no, no, no.” Except? How about when you have to wake your 1-year-old up from a nap to rush to […]

MEDIOCRITY Level: Expert

I’m not really an expert at anything at all. I guess you could say I’m truly mediocre in my abilities. I mean hey, that’s the whole premise of my blog. I even wrote about my lack of expertise in my very first […]

The #1 Parenting Lesson of All Time

If there’s one single thing I’ve learned through 16 years of parenting, houseworking,  and adulting; it’s that 98% of parenting articles and household tips, tricks and (gag) hacks are utterly worthless.   I’m not exaggerating with that 98% number.  Out of […]

"You’ll see Him in Heaven!"

There are some things you should probably know about me. 1) I have a slightly dark sense of humor. OK, a REALLY dark sense of humor.  But not all the time.  Just like, 15-20% of the time.  Maybe 25.  But […]

Charitable Christmas Chicanery and Chaos

Location: Undisclosed. Participants: various and sundry hoodlums. What: ding-dong-ditching so top secret even the ones performing the shenanigans didn’t know the recipients of the good deed. After casing the joint and doing several drive-by’s, The 6 rabble-rousers made a drop […]