Camping. . . at the Super 8

– Posted in: Complaining, Family, First World Problems, Holidays, Mawage, Personal Insanity, Road Trip, Tenzin, The Great Outdoors, Things To Do with Kids, This Is Supposed to be Fun, Travel, Vacation, Worst Mom Randomness
family hanging out at Super 8

Today, while everyone was writing sentimental posts and acrostic poems about dads, I was hoping to baby Jebus that my husband wouldn't remember it was Father's Day. Not that he really would've remembered. Tenzin and I are sort of famous for not making a big deal out of holidays anyway. Truth be told, I wasn't [...]

How to Teach Kids about Sex: Go See Les Mis and Leave the Kids with Dad

– Posted in: Elfie, Mouths of Babes, Movies, Newt, Parenting, Personal Insanity, Sex, Tenzin, Thank God Your Father's Home, TV, Worrying, Worst Mom Reviews

I went and saw Les Miserables with a girlfriend the other night. It was an amazing movie, but for some reason, I still feel like I could just nitpick it to pieces. I'm starting to think this could be my calling -- professional life nitpicker. Too bad I can't get someone to pay me for that... [...]

How I Bumped my Head and Lost my Mind

– Posted in: Chronic Pain, Elfie, Family, Grief, Logan's Story, Mom dying, Momless, Newt, Personal Insanity, Sappy Tammy, Tenzin, Thank God Your Father's Home

One of my favorite lines of all time is from Young Frankenstein (coincidentally just viewed by the kids and me the other night -- they were, of course, totally impressed). Dr. Frankenstein and Igor have just pushed a coffin out of a grave, and Igor says, "Could be worse. Could be raining." Cue thunder clap [...]

I’m Sure My Son Isn’t TRYING to Make Me Insane…

– Posted in: Conservatives are Funny, Crazy Tammy, Elfie, Foot in Mouth, Losin' It, Mouths of Babes, Newt, Parenting, Personal Insanity, Politics, Stuff I Probably Shouldn't be Thinkin', Tenzin, Thank God Your Father's Home
Photo from The Reno Gazette Journal

So this is basically how our morning went... Me (pointing at a photo of people shaking Joe Biden's hand on the front page of the newspaper): Hey, look -- if I would've gone to the Biden event yesterday, that could've been me. Newt: You're in there? Me: No, I could've gone. And my friend had [...]

What? You Haven’t Seen the Latest Trend in French Manicures?

– Posted in: Beauty, Elfie, Okay That's Funny, Tenzin, Things To Do with Kids, Worst Mom Randomness

So I've been all over town today with my nails looking like this:Photo by Tammy SoongI have my 7-year-old daughter to thank for my new look. I never paint my fingernails, only my toenails (and even that gets dicey). But the other day her friend was over, and when 7-year-olds get ahold of nail polish, [...]