How did Bedtime Get So Late?

As I write this, it's 10:15, and both of my 10 year olds are still awake.  Oh, they're in bed.  Have been for 45 minutes.  But they're up. Isn't there a law, or something about this sort of thing?  Don't my parental duties - legally speaking - have to end sometime around 9:30? (Barring blood, vomit, Continue Reading

Motherhood Doesn’t End With Babyhood

Not Me. Not my kid. But look! She's a mom!

Not Me. Not my kid. But look! She's a mom! Here's something I've noticed at Mom Blogger events: to most PR companies, "Mom" means "mother of a baby."  At most Mom-Blog events, all of the products are geared towards babies.  It was such a relief at Blissdom this past weekend, to see Unilever there Continue Reading

Busy Doing Nothing

At the end of every day, I feel like I have done nothing. Oh I've been busy all right. But doing what? So one day last week, I decided to keep track of my day -- how could I have been so busy during all those hours when the kids were at school and have nothing to show for it? Here's how. 6:50 Continue Reading

And the Awards Go to…Me!

Yes, it's true!  I am just that fabulous!  So fabulous that I have been awarded not one but TWO blog awards in the past few weeks. The first is The Sunshine Award and it comes from Dawn at, and I have to admit, this one means a lot.  Why? Let me count the ways: 1. Dawn is Continue Reading