Need It! Get out the Glitter!

I finally caved, gave in, succumb to the beckoning of a world I have been strategically avoiding, Curse you Pinterest! Pinterest is a good idea at it’s core.¬† It’s just a place to organize things that you have found online, a virtual filing cabinet. A place where you can collect all the best recipes, crafts,…

Common, worn out, and stinky

Do you have something that you only wear or use on special occasions? An outfit, jewelry, cutlery, dishes, perfume. What if you had a special outfit, lets say a dress…or suit, that you decided to wear more often. Lets say you decided to wear it everyday. Suddenly your special outfit is just common, worn out,…

Reversing the Denigration of Women

There is a particular quote, that I love, that has been coming to my mind with ever increasing frequency as of late; “Popular culture today often makes women look silly, inconsequential, mindless, and powerless. It objectifies them and disrespects them and then suggests that they are able to leave their mark on mankind only by…

Every Minute?

It’s been awhile since I have blogged, mostly because I haven’t had anything I’ve really felt compelled to write about. I have had two ideas, thoughts, sparks or fish kind of swimming around in my brain for some time now and I guess it is time to set one of those little fish out into…

Gummi Bears are a complete disappointment

Not too long ago my husband came home from the store with an exciting treat for the kids………VITAMINS! Okay not really all that exciting when you say it that way but when I look back on my childhood I recall being quite excited about vitamins. Why? Well the answer to that is quite clearly Wilma,…

I love my little XYs

I am a mom. I have four little boys. When I was pregnant for our third child people would ask if I was hoping for a girl.¬† I would respond, “Well, I’m hoping for a human. I’ve heard extraterrestrial babies are really tough.” I would answer in a joking lighthearted manner but my thoughts weren’t…

Hugging:The good, the bad and the awkward

You’ve all had them: good hugs, bad hugs, and plain old awkward hugs. There are people who are hug enthusiasts. They hug anyone and everyone¬† and take every opportunity to do so. There are the anti-huggers. Anti-huggers do whatever they can to avoid a hug and will often extend a hand to shake to impede…