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 [...]

I’m Buzzing at DeBie Hive

– Posted in: Guest Blog, Parenting, Writing
DeBie Hive -- Writer's Workshop Wednesday

I don't guest post often -- mainly because I have a hard enough time keeping up with this place and, really, let's face it, who the hell wants me. But one of my bloggy besties -- Kelly of DeBie Hive -- was asking for volunteers for her Writer's Workshop Wednesday series, and I said, "Sure, [...]