Sticking Your Fingers in the Church Wine Is a Bad Idea

29. August 2016 funny 3
Sticking Your Fingers in the Church Wine Is a Bad Idea
I grew up in a mildly religious Catholic family that went to mass almost every Sunday. Although we went consistently, it never failed that we were always late. Sometimes we got there just in time for communion and the church wine. Every Sunday morning was fairly predictable. My mom, sisters, brother and I rushed around ...

How To Be the Most Embarrassing School Mom in 8 Easy Steps

22. August 2016 funny 1
How To Be the Most Embarrassing School Mom in 8 Easy Steps
As school is quickly approaching (and has already arrived for some), I’ve thought of some ways that I can embarrass my 2 elementary-aged kids. I have vivid memories of my father standing outside of his 1985 Buick LeSabre waving at me in the circle drive at the middle school like he was trying to direct ...

Parenting: It Was Supposed To Get Easier

12. August 2016 serious 4
Parenting: It Was Supposed To Get Easier
When I had my first child 7 years ago, I distinctly remember everyone saying to me “It’s going to get easier.” I must’ve had that frazzled sleep-deprived look about me back then that would warrant almost everyone from the Target checker to my own family saying that to me. Those times WERE rough, I’m not ...

The 9 Types of People I Hate At the Airport

09. August 2016 funny 4
The 9 Types of People I Hate At the Airport
Last week I took my first trip on an airplane in about 10 years. The funny thing is that while it’s been 10 years, almost everything is exactly the same. While the technology may have advanced some (I checked- in easily thanks to the app!), the types of people I hate at the airport haven’t ...

The Best Damn Dog Ever

27. July 2016 funny 1
The Best Damn Dog Ever
During my childhood I had an awesome dog that was likely a combination of a yellow Lab and Golden Retriever. My dad named him Blanco (which means “white” in Spanish) because Blanco had a white-ish coat when he was a puppy. Never mind that Blanco’s coat ended up turning to a nice golden shade (nothing ...

Hi, I’m Awkward. It’s Nice To Meet You.

20. July 2016 funny 0
Hi, I’m Awkward. It’s Nice To Meet You.
I swear I was born with my foot in my mouth. It’s a real problem when I have to speak to people because inevitably I’ll say or do something stupid and unintentionally offensive.┬áThe irony is that I love talking to people. It just so happens that my brain tends to conjure up the dumbest things ...

Parenting: 10 Times I’ve Looked The Other Way

05. July 2016 funny 0
Parenting: 10 Times I’ve Looked The Other Way
Since we’re smack dab in the middle of summer with long days and endless heat, I feel like my parenting game has gone down a few notches. What is normally an “A” game during the school year (just kidding, at best a “B” game), is now somehow down to a barely-passing “D” game. There are ...

Watching Mental Illness From the Sidelines

21. June 2016 serious 5
Watching Mental Illness From the Sidelines
A few days ago I received a text from my older sister that she lost her job. Again. This is probably the third job she has been fired from in the last few months. Unfortunately, this is just another bump in the roller coaster of her recent life with mental illness. You see, both of ...

It’s Really Summer, Y’all

17. June 2016 funny 0
It’s Really Summer, Y’all
As we’re wrapping up the end of the second week of summer, I think the reality of it is finally hitting me. This is not just a long holiday weekend and the kids will be going back to school tomorrow. This is not Spring Break where we can let lose for a solid 5 days ...