no manual for parenting

I've read the Millennials are the color-blind generation, and it's always bothered me a bit. To be honest, I was hoping that I not be the person to break the bad news to my kids why this optimism is misplaced. Millennials, as a whole, feel that colorblindness is something to strive toward, yet they believe in "celebrating [...]

Polar Vortex vs Tardis

Many would be mightily disappointed by the misleading title of this post. My apology. By Tardis, I mean the awesome Tardis fleece blankets found on ThinkGeek. Each of the boys got one for Christmas. I was blue with envy as soon as I touched it. So soft and fuzzy. AND it's bigger on the inside! [...]

Best. Mom. Ever.

I am using this title because I don't know what to call this post. The original title choices were: Called a Psycho Mom on Mother's Day and am proud of it but that would leave nothing of substance for me to write because the title is basically the story. or Possibly One of the Best [...]

Nobody ever told me

About a year ago, my son grew to my height, and he has not shown any sign of slowing down ever since. He's about half a foot taller than I am now, taller than his father even. It is a very complicated feeling whenever I am startled by having to strain my neck in order [...]

Moms for D&D

Confession: I am married to a geek. I am probably biased because I am surrounded day in and day out by awesome people who would have been labeled as geeks and dorks, including the three men in my house, my coworkers, and our family friends, but I really do believe that geeks make the best [...]

Wonder Woman

Warning: this post is probably just going to be me rambling on due to severe lack of sleep, even according to my standard...  These past two weeks have been the annual performance period at my company, the time when we have to write our own self ASSessments and to provide peer feedbacks for colleagues who [...]

  Bad mommy confession: I hate playing board games. I still have horrible memories of spending hours playing Monopoly that would not end, and of course I went into bankruptcy half way through the game followed by a streak of bad lucks. Five hours later I was exhausted and bitter. That's why even though my [...]

Graduation

My oldest is graduating from Junior High tomorrow. Having grown up outside of the U.S., I was blissfully unaware of the tradition of throwing "graduation parties" for kids graduating from junior high and senior high schools. It was a puzzling concept to say the least. Where I grew up, it is kind of expected that [...]

O rly?

  I don't remember ever sign on a labor division agreement in which I am the designated parent in charge of school projects. Learn from my mistake: Before you get married, in addition to the pre-nup, AND the chore chart, make sure you and the other party agree on 50-50 should you ever become parents, [...]

Father and Daughter

I'm sitting in the train station with the only Starbucks in this town. This has been a routine of mine for Saturday mornings when the kids are at religious class. I like to think it's free babysitting service provided by the Catholic church for me. "Awwwww. How cute!" I exclaimed to myself when I saw [...]

Page 1 of 13123Next ›Last »