A Friend of the Blog (Best) Kind. #HappyMamas


I found friends on the internet a while ago.  As the story goes, shortly after I started my blog a friend of a friend sent me an email about something and at the end of her message there was a link to her blog. Once I visited her space, I discovered she had links to many other […]

Avery & Austin, The Cure For Boredom


My kids get bored sometimes around our house, even though there is absolutely NO shortage of toys in our abode and the fact that on any given day I could probably build a structure AROUND myself with the amount of LEGO we have. Never you mind though.  They will find some time during a weekend […]

Towel-Folding, it’s an art


There is A LOT of talk about mothers and motherhood in my life right now. First, because I am one. Second because I’m a part of this “little” it’s actually a pretty big show called “Listen To Your Mother.” Third, because I have an essay published in Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee: The Crazy, […]

A Powerful Chorus


On the eve of our first rehearsal for this year’s Listen To Your Mother show in Beaumont I decided to make small but meaningful “goodie” bags for our cast members.  I made one for each of the nine people that would be reading with Jennifer and I that day, and instead of just putting their […]

Bloodline – A Don’t Miss Netflix Series


  I started watching Bloodline last week at the suggestion of some friends. And when I say some friends I mean Leigh Ann and Jennifer.  During the first episode I watched, I was sitting next to Tim in the bed watching it on my laptop and I paused it and said to him, “I don’t […]

Counting Cabs


I have realized in the last few months that I consistently think of my daughter as “older”.  Meaning I think about her being an older kid because her oldest brother is so mature and her other brother is almost 8 years old.  Sometimes I do not give her enough credit for still being 5.  KWIM? […]

Uncommon Goods & Healthy Habits


I have this ever-present internal struggle with food.  I’m pretty sure I have talked about this here before.  I’m not going to delve into all the “pshyco-babble” about why, who, what or where, just know it’s there.  So, in an effort to help myself eat and drink more healthily, I have been looking for any […]

Moody Gardens Adventures!


This year for Spring Break we decided to head to Galveston, TX for a few days.  We had never been before and I had heard good things about some of the attractions and that there is quite a bit to do with kids.  Since it’s only about a 4 hour drive and there’s a beach, […]

Old School Blogging – 12 Questions


Whew! Y’all, I almost forgot about Old School Blogging this month!  Can you believe that? (yes, so can I).  Thankfully it came to me amongst a ton of other random thoughts yesterday morning and my pal Emmy is a real trooper and decided short notice was fine.  I have such great friends.  Emmy is an […]

Did Y’all Know That I am “Frumpy”?

HuffPo ScreenShot

Yeah, me neither. Turns out some stranger on the Huffington Post FB page thinks I am.  I’m also supposedly a bad selfie-taker and because I do not like to impulse buy lipstick and shoes (okay the second one is kind of a lie…), I am “lame”.  People also inferred that I like to sit around […]