Feels Like I’m Grounded!

What’s up with this wild weather? The temperature is 43 degrees and the furnace is on duty again.  I feel like I’ve just been grounded to the great indoors by my parents. “You are grounded to your room ( I mean the kitchen) cause you’re a Mom now and that’s where Mom’s hang out.” Here’s my…

Mom To The Rescue!

This will be in Dear Daughter’s Easter Basket! How much could possibly go wrong while getting two kids, twins, ready for school? More than you could ever imagine. Dear Daughter informed ME that she didn’t have any clean clothes, and that I must not have done laundry for a week. Listen up kid, you don’t even know what a week’s worth of…

How To Dodge Homework!

WOW, kids sure have it all figured out when it comes to “homework avoidance.”  Take Rocket Boy for example, he loathes reading. He avoids it like the plague. This kid can sit at his computer and write computer programs for hours, that endlessly turn into days. But when it comes to the printed word, bound together,with numbered pages, he runs the other direction. Rocket Boys&rsquo…

Two Tweens Out Of Orbit!!

Tweens are defined as the group of kids between the ages of  9-12. Basically, they’re the “The Twilight Zone Children.” They are neither here nor there. In fact, they are clear out of their orbit!  In astronomy terms the wranglers are called “orbit hoppers.” Orbit hoppers! At this stage these kids can be as sweet as honey or as mean as…

The “Not Listening Zone.”

Does anyone else ever get the feeling that they are currently living in the “Not Listening Zone?” What the hell is going on? It’s not just the little wranglers who don’t listen, it’s the doctor, who is frantically typing your exit papers on his laptop while you’re complaining about your aches and pains. It’s the guy at…

Springtime Madness!!

This tiny finch rules the sunflowers. Yes, we made it to Spring! Hooray, achoo! Now can we keep up with it? Spring has sprung! Along with the burst of blooms comes an abundance of outdoor chores. I’ve compiled a tidy list in my mind to keep things moving along. The bossy parrot is back for the Summer!     Welcoming last years perennials. Opening up the garden shed…