Would Your Kid Survive in a REAL(ish) Mommy War?

– Posted in: First World Problems, Okay That's Funny, Parenting, Stuff I Probably Shouldn't be Thinkin'
Saddle up those high horses and get your Judgy McJudgy helmets on...

The mommy wars. Cruise Facebook for more than 10 minutes, and you'll find a thread that does at least one of the following: Makes a grand proclamation about how children should be raised. Refutes said grand proclamation about how children should be raised. Calls for an end to war between mommies who make proclamations about [...]

Motherhood the Book — a Perfect Gift for All Your Favorite Mamas

– Posted in: Bright Side of Life, Holidays, Parenting, Tammy Thinks
JC Little Motherhood book

You guys are going to want to hug me and squeeze me and call me George after this post. Are you looking for something unique, adorable, and beautifully understated for Mother's Day this year? Well I've got it.JC Little of The Animated Woman has just come out with a new book called Motherhood. You may recall [...]

20 Things in my Life that are (Almost) EXACTLY the Same as When I was in College

– Posted in: Getting Older, Okay That's Funny, Parenting, Tammy Thinks
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As I was eating pre-cut mangos straight out of the package today, it occurred to me that my life with the husband and kids in suburbia-land isn't looking all that different than it did when I was in college. Sure, I have three new roommates and two are minors, but, then again, in college I changed [...]

What I Do All Day. Really.

– Posted in: Blogging Betties Podcast, Cleaning, Elfie, Family, First World Problems, Forgetting, Mouths of Babes, Okay That's Funny, Parenting, Tammy Thinks, Time
What I really do all day

I was cleaning up the kitchen the other night, and as I cursed my husband under my breath because he'd messed up the stove again, I stopped short, realizing what a jerk I was since he'd actually taken the time to cook. Whereas cooking for me looks a lot like melting cheese on tortillas and [...]

5 Things That Have Changed Since You Watched Grease

– Posted in: Beauty, Bullying, Elfie, Getting Older, Growing Up, Mean People, Mouths of Babes, Movies, Nevada, Okay That's Funny, Parenting, Things To Do with Kids, Unsolicited Advice, Women's Issues
Grease the Movie

The other night, we all sat down and watched Grease. As far as my husband, Tenzin, is concerned, it’d be embarrassing to become a full-grown U.S. American without being able to sing along to "Summer Lovin'" and "You're the One That I Want" (and no, it's his brother who's gay...) Anyway, it became pretty clear [...]

The Tree Doesn’t Fall Far from the Apple

– Posted in: Bullying, Conservatives are Funny, Elfie, Family, Growing Up, Kid Friends, Mean People, Mouths of Babes, Newt, Parenting, Women's Issues
Why my kids are better people than I am

So I'm happy to report that the kids not only survived camp but had a fabulous time. Apparently the first night was a little touch-and-go: Newt wanted to come home very badly, and Elfie got stung by a bee. But they sucked it up, and the memorable stories have been trickling out of them since [...]