Humor RSS feed for this section

Performance review

Annual Performance Review: Self-Evaluation

Job Title: Mom II Start Date: September 18, 2012 Salary: Hugs and kisses Job Description: Wiper of noses, washer of clothes, maker of beds. Disciplinarian, teacher, bump and scrape kisser. Cook, arbitrator, tucker-inner. What do you like most about your job? Every day is a new day. I never know what challenges will present themselves; […]

Continue Reading

It’s Not About the Cookies: My Girl Scout’s (Mis)Adventure Selling Door to Door

When my six-year-old daughter bounded into the kitchen one bright, crisp January morning and announced that she wanted to go door to door to sell her Girl Scout cookies “TODAY!!” my heart skipped a beat. OK—it skipped several. Fine—who am I kidding? The truth is that the sensation I experienced upon hearing this news was […]

Continue Reading

Sharing the Love by Sharing Yourself: Getting the Valentine’s Day You Really Want

It’s just around the corner, you guys. Good plans, bad plans, no plans, some plans. Everybody is crazy on… Valentine’s Day. The day of over-priced cards, flowers, chocolates, and—dare I say?—lingerie. (I realize that last one can be a fairly weighted word in mom world.) It’s also the day that we feel the most social pressure […]

Continue Reading
All kinds of love

All Forms of Love

Around the start of a new year, external forces tell, remind, inform, and educate us on how to transform into the best versions of ourselves. Advertisements for gym memberships don the billboards along the highways while radio commercials boast of the latest and greatest techniques that promise to erase those stretch marks for good (yeah, […]

Continue Reading
sorority life motherhood

How Sorority Life Prepared Me for Motherhood

I had the joy of celebrating my “30-something” birthday a few weeks ago with an early morning sweat session, courtesy of a local indoor cycling studio. Not only did I get my rear kicked by an awesome instructor, but I got to pick every song that we rode to. Every. Single. One. That meant the […]

Continue Reading

Will There Be Carbs in Heaven?

If you are under 40 years old, you might avoid reading this post for your own sanity. Those of us who have reached our fifth decade have a few secrets about what happens as you age—and it’s not pleasant. For me, 42 was the magic number. Forty-two, after my twins were born, was the year […]

Continue Reading
holiday mom

The December Mom: A True Christmas Miracle

While I might be biased, I think moms are kinda the best thing in the world. Seriously, we rock. We cook, clean, make sure everyone is happy (oh, the laughable, impossible task!), and try so darn hard at pretty much everything all day long so that our family might find pleasure in their lives. This […]

Continue Reading
Untitled design (32)

A Few Choice Words About Red Ribbon Week

Hooray, moms! Rejoice and hallelujah! We’ve made it through Red Ribbon Week. And good news! Most of us didn’t strangle a kid. I say “most,” because I didn’t see Carter at drop-off this morning. He was painted head to toe camouflage—like face, hands, elbows, and all—on “Drugs Can’t See Me” Day yesterday, and his mom, […]

Continue Reading