Oh, Mother!

  I think we all know mothers are strong, wise and beautiful women. The moms in my family were no exception. I bet you also realize moms have little time on their hands most days. Which is why I'm posting a short-n-sweet rerun about motherhood, so we can all kick back and savor our breakfast …

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My Daughter — aka The Queen of Quips

This morning as I was brushing my teeth, my trusty sidekick instantly appeared as she often does -- by my side. (Yeah, that's why I call her my sidekick.) She's only six years old, but with her keen observation skills, she's always ready to fire off a stinging quip or two. Most of the time, she doesn't …

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You Know You’re a Parent When….

The nurse hands you a baby and says with a sneer, "Good luck, suckers!" You get home with baby and after a few days realize--the baby isn't going anywhere. Probably for the next 30 years. If you're lucky. You never go by your own first name anymore. "Hi! I'm Christian's Mom!" or "Hello! I'm Julia's …

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I’m So Glad We Had This Talk, Mom

The following is a recent phone conversation with my 78 year old mother: Phone rings forever, finally picks up My mom: (long pause) Hello! HELLO! Me: Hey-- HELLO?! Hey, Mom. Me and the kids are gonna- Whaddya want! I'm heading out to pick up some pizza so- WHAT? I SAID THE KIDS AND I ARE GONNA GO OUT …

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She’s a Maineiac Greeting Cards

For your kid:   The day you were born Was the most blessed day I cherished you then In every single way But now I have to tell you Something that may sound cold Get the hell out of our basement For God's sake, you're 30 years old For your spouse:  The day we were married My heart grew …

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