Dear Drivers, When You CHOOSE To TXT And Drive, Your Car Becomes A WMD.

  Diva and I are super thankful to our Guardian Angels this morning. They were seriously working overtime. It is a foggy, dreary and drizzly day outside today; we have already been out and about in it for our morning run and the visibility combined with the rainy misting is not great. I should have … Continue reading

Of Muffin Papers, Burned Cookies and Toilet Trauma

Is it the weekend yet? No? Still Monday? Criminey! As the parent of a toddler, routine is something that is a fact of life. It helps keep Diva on the ball and Lord only knows it assists in the search for my sanity. We love our routines. Every Monday, for example, we bake muffins. It’s … Continue reading

The Pregnancy Pact: A Reaction

This is from my old pregnancy/infant blog and I am slowly but surely combining the two! Original post date: January 2010 I just watched the “Pregnancy Pact” movie on Lifetime and I don’t know what to think. Not really. I mean, its spurs such a variety of emotions in me. I am flabbergasted as to … Continue reading

“No ma’am! No Nap! BAD MOMMY!”

Today has been not just a day of remembrance and service due to be Veterans Day. In the Diva McKidlet household it has also been a “No good, not funny, very bad day!” Why? We turned off the TV. Caught up on laundry and general domestic merriment AND We re-instituted naptime. ( I know, I know. TERRIBLE … Continue reading

Veterans Day

Veterans Day   Today we honor and remember those men and women who have stepped up and said, “I’ll go.” and served our country through the military. Some gave all, all gave some and yet it almost seems trite to categorize this day with such greeting card-esque phrases. “Honoring all who served.” “Remembering your service.” … Continue reading

Traditional or Liberated? Stress, Women and June Cleaver.

Recently, I got pretty sick. Not your standard fall flu but drop-down, exhaustion, migraine, emotionally-draining sick. I was told by the lovely little Dougie Houser M.D. that it was something related to an “Acute Stress Reaction.” (I still don’t know what that is!) He recommended that I do my best to remove some stress from … Continue reading

Baby Names: Unpacking the “Youneek” Trends ;)

I have a kid. Maybe, you have a kid too. 😉 I am willing to bet you probably know a few kids. If you are expecting, have had a kid recently, are around kids, OR are just a name-observer you probably have noticed that trends in baby naming have gotten a little out of hand. … Continue reading

Friendcycle: Navigating Grownup Friendships.

There comes a time when people who have been in your life for years simply no longer have a place. It’s a passage of time. A growing older. A realization that what we once had in common has been replaced with an illusion that isn’t worth it anymore to maintain. We change, we grow apart, … Continue reading

I am NOT the 99%. A Reaction to “Occupy This” Movements

For the last month or so the “Occupy Wall Street” movement has been making waves across the country and the world.  Citizens, upset at corporate bailouts and lack of fiscal accountability, a strangling job market, and the state of the world economically in general have taken to the streets to protest. Along with these citizens, … Continue reading

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