Teen 1 is ready to leave for university and I’m a bit panicked wondering if he will ever give us our car back is ready. I’ve been lying awake at night asking myself why I chose Wheatgrass as our bedroom color if there’s anything we forgot to tell him. To remedy this, I decided to write him some last-minute advice to help him navigate life on his own: Don’t throw away your clothes when they get dirty. […]
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“Grandma, are you Daddy’s Mom?”
I looked down at my 6-year-old grandson’s beautiful eyes staring up at me, his little brow slightly furrowed as he tried to get his family tree sorted out in his mind. “Yes,” I smiled, while silently praying “Dear God, please, don’t let this question go any further.” But God was apparently taking another call, because my little guy thought for a moment and said, “If Daddy was in your tummy, […]
I joined a gym for the first time at the tender age of four score minus 21.
“Okay!” I told myself, “I did it.” “Wait a minute,” said another voice from the same head, “you have to come back and use it.” I had thought I could get credit for good intentions, like when people buy an exercise bike, fully intending to ride themselves into shape, but wind up using it as a clothes hanger. […]
Aries: The moment you’ve dreamed of will appear on Thursday. Unfortunately, you will be napping at your desk and miss it completely. There will be a moment available on Friday, but only if you have a coupon and the secret sales code from the Internet.
Taurus: Time heals all wounds, but tequila is the Band-Aid that keeps you from picking at it until the healing is done. It can also provide you with nifty new scars that will start conversations for years to come. […]
I Just Want to Be Alone (the second volume in the best-selling I Just Want to Pee Alone series) is a compilation of hilarious essays about the men in our lives. Stacey Hatton of Nurse Mommy Laughs, Kim Bongiorno of Let Me Start By Saying, Nicole Leigh Shaw of Ninja Mom Blog and Michelle Newman of You’re My Favorite Today are a few of the co-authors attending Erma 2014 workshop. […]