Monthly Archives: October 2012

Dear Grinch: Please Come Steal Halloween

Dear Grinch: Please Come Steal Halloween

Fact: If I didn’t have kids, I probably wouldn’t celebrate Halloween. But, because I don’t want them to be social anomalies, I’ll put them in costumes and parade them around town to gather some sweets (which I admit, I’ll sample from). But seriously, why is this “holiday” such a big deal? I’m just not a fan.Read More

Billy Ray Cyrus, Innocence and Ramen Noodles

Billy Ray Cyrus, Innocence and Ramen Noodles

“Hi. My name is Catherine. I am nine years old.” I glanced nervously over at my big brother, his grin both mischievous and proud. “Keep going,” he mouthed. I held the crayon written paper up in my shaking hand. “This is my favorite radio station. Can you please play Achy Breaky Heart? It’s my favorite song.” TheRead More

Count your blessings. Each cry. Each scream. Each breath.

Count your blessings. Each cry. Each scream. Each breath.

It’s 3 a.m. Do you know where your children are? Mine are upstairs in their bedrooms. One sleeping soundly. The other in the throes of a full-blown tantrum, beside herself that I’ve finally stopped giving her milk at night. It was a bad habit. One that needed to be broken. And as much as itRead More

Warren Theatres Makes the Right Move for Special Needs Children

Warren Theatres Makes the Right Move for Special Needs Children

The first time I took my preschooler to a movie at the theater, it wasn’t exactly relaxing. I mean, she was being a typical three year old, fidgeting in her seat, making a few loud noises, and just generally having a bit of trouble focusing the whole time. Still, it was worth it. Besides, IRead More

Recipe: Barnyard Barbie’s Apple Butterscotch Cake

Recipe: Barnyard Barbie’s Apple Butterscotch Cake

Guest post from fellow blogger Barnyard Barbie. (She’s good people so go check out her blog!) I’ve got a big box of apples that I’ll convert into this yummy cake very soon.  When Cat posted the yummy pic of these apples and asked for our favorite recipes, I just had to share mine! I tradeRead More

Being a SAHM is all fun and games, until somebody spills the beans.

Being a SAHM is all fun and games, until somebody spills the beans.

“I apologize, but this just has to be said. “you suck!” can you tell I’m super jealous?!” This was the comment from a dear friend on a Facebook status I posted this morning. Granted, my original status was a little Pollyannish, “Brr! Cuddling under a blanket and movies are on our agenda. Really loving myRead More