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 ...

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. The 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 ...

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 ...

My Threenager May Send Me To Crazy Town

09. June 2016 funny 4
My Threenager May Send Me To Crazy Town
I honestly never knew how terrible the threes would be. No one ever said, “Hey, the threes are really terrible. Grab your suit of armor, take a class in arbitration and conflict resolution, and count the days until the fours come.” But I’m here to tell you (if you aren’t already in the trenches of ...

Parenting: 10 Things I’m Tired of Saying

22. May 2016 funny 0
Parenting: 10 Things I’m Tired of Saying
Sometimes I feel like it’s Groundhog Day around here with the way I have to repeat myself. It’s almost like every time is the first time. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. For those of you unfamiliar with the Groundhog Day reference, Bill Murray plays a TV weatherman who finds himself in a time loop repeating the same day (which happens to ...

Going Postal (The Blue Chair)

20. May 2016 funny 5
Going Postal (The Blue Chair)
We all have our thresholds. Unfortunately for me,  it seems that the threshold is a moving target and my “I’VE HAD ENOUGH!!!” moment depends entirely on what’s transpired throughout the day. My patience level seems to directly correlate with how many of the following things occur in a given day (just a snapshot of some ...

Confessions From a Former Latchkey Kid

15. May 2016 funny, serious 4
Confessions From a Former Latchkey Kid
I look back upon my childhood with great fondness. We had a comfortable house in a middle-class neighborhood in the middle of Houston. I had two amazing parents that worked really hard to provide for us, and three older siblings that made growing up full of hilarious stories. I was also a latchkey kid. We ...