Granny Gram – Sneaky Snickeror

Granny Gram – Sneaky Snickeror
Here come the first of many GRANNY GRAMS - The fun perspective of a grandma! "Patience is a virtue when it comes to grandparents, right? We spoil the babies, give trinkets to the toddlers, and take the teens to theme parks. None of which is usually approved. Grandparents are sneaky. We snicker at your folly. Why do we do it? We earned it...." Continue reading

Closing The Factory

Closing The Factory
Motherhood, to do or not to do, that is the question. However in my case, it was more like; to cease and desist or keep on keepin on. How does one determine the right time, if ever, to close the factory? This can be a difficult decision to make, but for me it was easier than... Continue reading

Realistic New Year Goals

Realistic New Year Goals
Every year we cause ourselves an abundance of anxiety and shame in setting “resolutions”. Here’s the thing, it’s a new year, but I’m in my 30’s, you’re not getting a new me. Take me or leave me, it doesn’t matter. This year I’m still my fabulous hot mess self. So here’s my list of realistic goals for 2019... Continue reading

A Mother’s Christmas List

A Mother’s Christmas List
Dear Santa, How are you? I’m fine. I’m sorry it’s been so long since I wrote last. I’ve been very busy (and I’m sure you have too!) Santa, my kids write you every year, and every year their eyes light up with delight on Christmas morning as they rush in to see what you’ve left for them. I, on the other hand, wake up like a 1950’s stereotype. I sneak out of bed to brush my hair and fix my face, so that if I happen to end up in the background of a picture, I don’t end up on the cover of the Enquirer as Yeti discovered in suburban home wearing sweatpants and ironic t-shirt. I don’t want to sound ungrateful Santa, but... Continue reading

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Pumpkin Soup Recipe
Leave me to my own devices on Thanksgiving and I’ll quite enjoy having a batch of this soup all to myself without needing to fight my cousins for the last ladle full. We typically get this soup started well before everything else so it just sits and simmers on the stove top all day ready for assuaging any pre-dinner munchies, but really it all comes together in about an hour if you get your pumpkin ready ahead of time and requires very little work. Continue reading

Therapy

Therapy
As parents, and especially as mothers, we will walk through fire for our children to make sure they meet milestones and get whatever help they may need, however, once we hear the words that our children may need therapy, our hearts sink. You freeze. You start to wonder, “What you did wrong?” Continue reading

How to Prepare for the Holidays

How to Prepare for the Holidays
Preparing for the holidays can be a daunting task. Especially, when you grinding the hell out of some coffee, sporting the latest bedhead hairstyles, you can barely grab a shower, and the time in between toting your precious cargo around helping the rug rats with their homework, while attempting to get household chores complete, is nearly a joke Continue reading