Tuesday, July 29, 2008


So I have had a major computer crisis. I don't want to get into what one said child did to one said laptop but let's just say I can't use it. Besides the fact that Mommy was more than a little mad, I have three articles to finish before the end of the month. Of course if any of you are looking at a calendar right now...THAT'S IN TWO SLEEPS!!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
No I'm not stressing.

OK, crisis averted for now. I walked up the stairs to my husband's office to use his computer. The house is quiet, kids are at dance camp for a few hours, so I get typing. I have to re-enter all my notes because the originals are on my computer. All I can say is thankfully I emailed my work-in-progress to myself. Boy, that was a real moment of brilliance for Mommy. Those are rare. I work for an hour.. making serious progress right? Wrong? Why you say....because when I go to save the computer freezes. An hours worth of work gone in seconds. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Breathe.....breathe....OK, I'm OK now.

I have mastered the husband's computer. Well, not really but enough to get 2 of three articles done. One more to go.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


A little while ago I discovered a networking site for Moms (but that just doesn't say enough about what the site is really about for me). It's called www.workitmom.com.

I have to say, while I am still finding my way around, and know that I am not yet using it to it's full potential, it is proving to be a great place to meet other Moms and get lots of information. I mean useful information! There are lots of blog posts. Great reading. It is GREAT just to read how tired, tired, tired other Mothers are and to hear all the great things other Moms are going. It is inspiring.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I have been fighting off a summer cold. UGH!! Fever, chills, and a cough. Details I'm sure not everyone needed to know..but it's out there now. I can't really afford to be sick right now. And even as I say that I wonder....Is there every a good time to be sick? Anyway, I digress. I took a sick day from my full time job yesterday, my sorry attempt to get better. Silly really. Why would Mommy get a real sick day. A sick day to everyone else just means Mom is home for the whole day. To my girls it's just a regular day on the farm. Life doesn't stop for them if Mom is sick. Where can a sick mom get a real sick day? You know the kind....the kind I used to have before kids, curled up in bed in my jammies, watching mindless t.v. with tea or ginger ale. Oh, did I forget to mention, sleeping the entire afternoon. AHHHHHH, I can dream can't I?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A YEAR....and counting!

WOW! I just realized I have been blogging for a year. It was this month last year that I decided to try my hand at blogging.

OK, so I have not be the best at keeping up with posting new stuff...and OK, so no one really reads it. It's OK. It keeps me writing. And I know if I keep writing, eventually I will be successful at it, people will read it.

Happy Anniversary to me!

WRITING...or something like it.

I am a writer. I have mentioned that before I am sure. My day job I work in radio news, just the latest version of myself really. I have spent the last 10 years, give or take a day or two, working in broadcast news. The last couple of years I worked hard at being a freelance magazine writer. It's a bit more creative. I write about what I know, being a MOM! And of course there is this blog...a constant work in progress. I constantly think about how to improve...and hense, I am always seeking out other sites and blogs. I have probably logged hundreds of hours surfing and reading others.

I enjoy the writing. I am learning a lot about a lot and a lot about myself. Having said that I just wonder what I was thinking, writing three pieces in one month. I will get it done, there is no doubt about that BUT I just wonder how I will fit it all in. Kids, a full time job, part-time writing gig....homemaker, wife, cleaner, cook, gardener....You get the picture.

Sometimes I wonder how to find the balance. I write because it's really what I would love to be doing and also why I keep taking articles when my sked is already full. Maybe soon I can do it full time, and work from home.

Write On!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


My girls are close in age, 2 years apart and I wonder if that is why the seem to fight so much. They love each other, I don't doubt that because they have many moments of sweetness and love.... BUT I regularly break up what feels like dozens of fights every week. They are usually scraps over little, insignificant things, like toys, stuff really.
Am I the only Mom tired of the fighting? The only one who wants to scream at the top of her lungs....ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


These are exciting days. I now am the proud Momma of two beautiful girls who use the toilet. That's right you heard it. TWO!!! Count em. "M" has finally decided, on her own of course, the toilet is a good thing. About a week ago she said to my husband, " Dad, I need to go pee on the toilet." Naturally he was skeptical, especially considering we had been trying to get "M" to go on the toilet, on and off, for weeks. We always got protests, and even a few farts, but nothing more than that.

We worried that this toilet thing was a fluke but I can tell you that it is a trend that is here to stay. We have only had three accidents and two of those were while she was sleeping.

I say.....DIAPERS BE GONE!!!!