Moms, you’re da bomb

Moms, you're da bomb and other things you need to hear on Mother's Day Mother’s Day is fast approaching. By accident, I just read through an entire box of cards and letters from friends and family that I’ve saved over the years. I haven’t saved all of them, mind...

20 questions teen boys ask their moms

20 questions teen boys ask their moms (nearly every day) Conversations between mothers and sons are simple and predictable during the daylight hours. Mothers ask their sons about school, girls, friends, and homework and generally receive uninformative mono-syllabic...

How to kill a snake

How to kill a snake (suburban style) In honor of spring, gardens, and snakes that look like garden hoses and bungee cords, I’m reposting a well-loved blog about how an ordinary woman like me kills a snake. This is really helpful information for experienced and...

How to steal real connectivity

How to steal real connectivity (making the most of your dead time) I drove through the bank line this week (so archaic, I know), and I pulled up next to a car with a mom and teenage son in the two front seats. They were both on their phones, swiping and scrolling,...

How to control your anger

How to control your anger before it hurts you and everyone you love Someone has hijacked your project at work. Your friend has betrayed your trust. Family members are infuriating you with their actions and attitudes. You find yourself getting irritable, then...

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