So, in case you haven't noticed from Facebook or Instagram or my picture on this page, I am currently rocking a very unnatural hair color. It's hot pink. In darker light it looks kind of a crazy red, but in the sun, it is full blown hot pink.And I love it. I feel like a … Continue reading Why I Have Hot Pink Hair
I have four kids.Sometimes I'll be doing something like reading the newspaper or running errands and I'll remember...as though I've forgotten... that I am the Mommy.It's surprising and ridiculous and somehow inconceivable...how did I become the responsible adult in the lives of FOUR human beings? Clearly someone in charge has made a terrible mistake.The first … Continue reading I Have Pretty Hands (a compliment of motherhood)
Today I got stung in the ass by a wasp at a two-year-old birthday party. I tried to think of a clever intro to work my way up to that statement, but sometimes, you just gotta start with the punchline.The day started out pretty well-I woke up and read to the kids, we went to … Continue reading Best Mom Tip #172: CYA. Literally.
This tip is about 15 years too late for me. I have a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Economics and a Master's of Education in Social Studies. It seemed at the time as though these degrees would provide me with a stable income as a teacher and the ability to manage what money I actually … Continue reading Best Mom Tip #169: Major in something useful
I have been grumpy and distracted for the last few weeks. Therefore, I will now complain about random things.First of all, I think that October's Breast Cancer Awareness has gone too far. Not everything in pink needs to remind us of boobs. There's a plumber with a pink van near my house and every time … Continue reading Best Mom Tip #163: Give in to a rant now and then
I am sort of training for a half marathon. I say sort of because I have not actually registered. In fact, the next half marathon that I would be likely to run in is in January. So let's say I'm training for a 10k--that I may run through my neighborhood on a random Thursday morning.Anyway, … Continue reading Best Mom Tip #158: Run in the rain
I waste a lot of my mental time and energy comparing myself to other moms. This frequently happens at the YMCA, but it can be just about anywhere I go. I will come out of a class or in from a run looking like my face has been replaced by a giant beet and I … Continue reading Best Mom Tip #156: Ignore the other moms, Part 1