How To Helicopter Parent Your College Student: A Circus in Three Rings


Yesterday was The Girl’s college orientation. She was terrified, excited, and anxious with a side helping of freaking out. But she went, she experienced it, and she conquered her own fears. On the parental front, Hubby and I were another … Read more

Sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear calls you out.


One of the things I’m famous for telling my family (and anyone else unlucky enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time) is life is a series of trade-offs and pay-offs. It’s basically just an easier way … Read more

When easy ain’t so easy (Life gets political)


I have never been an overly political person. OK, that’s not entirely true. I AM an overly political chick, which is why I avoid politics like the freakin’ plague. The old saying about never discuss politics or religion in public? … Read more

the middle aged hairs on my chiny-chin-chin


Chin hairs. I’ve read all the crap about hormonal changes, genetics and all the other explanations as to why, sometime in your thirties, the little bastards begin popping up. Personally, I believe they’re Nature’s way of laughing at your midlife … Read more

Bohemian Laundry-Hell Rhapsody


Bohemian Laundry-Hell Rhapsody (sung to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen) Is this my real life? So many piles today. Caught in a landslide (laundry’s threatening to bury me) Open your eyes, look up to the sky and scream … Read more

NEVER AGAIN! (f#cked-up fairy tales for the seriously twisted at heart)


Come my little peeps, gather around Grandma Goose. Listen as I tell you the tale of the Great Egg Uprising and how each one of you came to be here.  It started in the chicken yard, years ago. That’s where … Read more