Rule Breaker

Rule Breaker


If you’re new here I should let you know I’m the world’s BIGGEST rule follower.  I do NOT like to break rules. If you’re a repeat offender – I mean visitor – you are probably aware of the trait I possess. So I ask you, why do the rules of sun screen apply only to … Continue reading

Containment Methods for Tweens and Teens

Containment Methods for Tweens and Teens


Top 10 Ways to Contain Your Non-Toddler Children. 1. Trampolines. These are essentially giant playpens. Tweens and teens willing enter. They must be reminded to not flip or do somersaults. After a while they will ask to leave but can be convinced to remain inside of the netting by offering a balloon or ball. 2. … Continue reading

If You Take Evil Joy To A….

If You Take Evil Joy To A….


If you take an Evil Joy to a baseball game, she will pack her truck. While packing her car, Dr. Evil will call, interrupt packing and say, “Hey, pick me up at work, we’ll leave a car here and then we can all go together.” So Evil Joy gets all the spawn loaded up and … Continue reading

Minions Required

Minions Required


  Hey all my Evil Lovies.  I’ve been missing in action as of late.  Life is really keeping me….carpooling and ball game watching.  Mom of Evil Joy broke a hip so I got to hang out in Iowa for a bit.   I promise to be back to a more regular posting schedule next week. … Continue reading

Ages and Stages

Ages and Stages


Looking back at old pictures yesterday I came to a startling realization. These days are short.  The days of kids and noise and mess.  The days of cribs and bottles.  The days of high school football games and middle school dances.   The days my kids are MY KIDS and live with ME.   Everyone … Continue reading

School’s Out For Summer!

School’s Out For Summer!


Summer has arrived. “You know Mom summer doesn’t actually start until the equinox so it’s really still spring.” More accurately – as is evidently required, school has ended for the 2013-2014 school year in this lair.  Now…there are four spawn home.  All day.  Every day.  All summer long. I.  Am.  Terrified. Being the brilliant parents … Continue reading

If I had a million dollars….

If I had a million dollars….


“If I had a million dollars If I had a million dollars Well, I’d buy you a house I would buy you a house” Read more: Barenaked Ladies – If I Had A Million Dollars Lyrics | MetroLyrics I had this dream last week about money.  Those that know me in real life know money is … Continue reading

Rips and Tears

Rips and Tears


Dear running capris, I know I use and abuse you. But frankly, that is your job. To be run in, sweat in and washed repeatedly. I DO NOT appreciate you ripping at the inner thigh seam 2 miles into a hot run. See, I’m not a little gal. My leg pudge must be contained. When … Continue reading

Double Dip…Stigma Fighters and Use Your Words


Today I’m double dipping.  I’ve got a post up that is important to me. Not knowing exactly when it was going up ….. I also committed to Use Your Words. So today…I’m integrating these two.   You’re going to find highlights (and low points) of my ‘story’ today on a post at Old School/New School … Continue reading