31 Days of Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Day 18 “I saw on Pintrest…”

This is my Pinterest fail story… The busy work of stopping me… The searing pain was second only to the acidic burn perforating a hole into my brain. Words do not do the fiasco justice. I had suffered with a sinus infection for two weeks. I had two days until I was to travel, alone,…

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Day 16: My baby is dead, please don’t say…

Guest Blog by Shelly D. Templin Words of wisdom from a grieving mother? Um, when you are a grieving mother, wisdom seems elusive. You aren’t really concerned about being wise. You are just trying to breathe through the pain. And then someone says something that makes you want to stop breathing. Almost twenty years ago,…

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31 Days of Stuff I Wish You’d Stop Saying: Day 14 and 15 “You have a WHITE foster baby?”

“You have a WHITE foster baby?” Yes. I have heard this more than once. Yes. I have several friends who have heard the same thing. As a matter of fact, I know a mom whose pastor said this to her. When I sent a shout out to my friends for ideas for the 31-day challenge…

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Stuff I Wish You’d Stop Saying: Mom, Are you Awake?

Stuff I Wish You’d Stop Saying: Mom, Are you Awake? In our house, there are a number of ways to wake Justin and me. Screaming your head off for, yet another, bottle in the middle of the night or even pooping your pants is very effective. Our teenage sons like to watch horror flicks and…

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31 Days of Stuff I Wish You’d stop Sayin’: Day 12 “What do you do all day?”

“What do you do all day?” Truly I say to you – I am asked this often. I stay home. I am a stay-at-home mom. I have worked outside of the home, children in tow. Bravo to every working mom out there, because if you can run a household and manage human beings, you are…

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31 Days of Stuff I Wish You’d Stop Saying: Day 11 “Stop Telling Me to Stop Drinking Coffee”

Happy Sunday my friends! Are you behind on the stuff to stop saying? Get caught up here! Write 31 Day Page! or my first Viral Posts An Open Letter to My Children: You’re Not that Great And then a riot broke out in Target!

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Blissful Saturday to You! Day 10 of the 31 Day Challenge

Happy Saturday! We are still in clean up mode from being sick. SO PLEASE REMEMBER TO STAY HOME IF YOU ARE ILL!!!! We don’t need to see you anytime soon! The laundry is calling me! If you missed the vomit non-sense I am reposting it here! May your floors be sticky and your calling ordained.…

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31 Days of Stuff I Wish You’d Stop Saying: Day 9 “Watch this…”

“Watch this…” And the worst parent in the world award goes to…. Drum roll…. Me. Thank you, thank you… I try. And I do try. I promise. I love being a mom. Someone said to me, “Oh my! Starting over with babies in your forties!?!?!?! You know you’ll never retire.” My response to this is,…

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The Vomit Blog: “We’ve been up all night vomiting…”

“We’ve been up all night vomiting…” I have been up all night… vomiting. I address vomit in my manuscript. Two to three chapters are dedicated to my contempt for the stomach bug, and I know I am supposed to save a lot of my material for the book, but oh well. The first publisher I…

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31 Days Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Day 6 “When will you have children?”

When will you have children? I think as a general rule we should answer this question with this statement: “Stay out of my womb.” You may be getting tired of me saying this, but it’s my blog and you’re not the boss of me so, I am going to say it: Your identity is in…

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