Oh Dear!

June 26, 2015 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Humor, Parenting, Publications

It’s summertime and I’m taking full advantage of the fact that my kids are preteens and sleeping in. Camp Mom is pretty laid back and the kids seem to appreciate it. Yesterday, I filled up […]

Dang Smart Phones!

April 30, 2015 · Posted In: HerFamily, Parenting, Publications

My kids have nicer phones than me. They also have more rules to follow. Quite frankly if it weren’t for the Bluetooth that plays my music and podcasts in the car, I think I could […]

Spring Cleaning

April 9, 2015 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Parenting

Originally published in March 2015 HerFamily. While most are eager for the weather to warm up in time for St. Patrick’s Day (and the green beer, sure), I’m more into the holiday’s theme of ridding […]

Valentine’s Day is for the Dogs

January 20, 2015 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily

Now that our kids are in junior high, they don’t have those Valentine’s Day class parties. For Chris and I, romance has digressed into the form of a nap. In lieu of all the typical […]

Photo Finished

January 16, 2015 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Parenting

I attempted to snap a candid picture of my kids on the way to school because they had just requested silence in the car so that they could read. (Did I just hear that correctly?) […]

White Elephant

December 23, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily

My girlfriend and I were invited to a thing called a Ladies’ Christmas Ornament Exchange Party. I seemed to have enough couth to not ask the hostess, “Is this country casual, or somethin’ super fancy?” […]

Giving Thanks and Just Giving

November 17, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily

If there was one thing I did well when working in my church front office, it was receiving calls and walk-ins from people who needed money for food, gas bill, rent, or a heat bill. […]

“The Talk”

October 23, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Parenting, Publications

Last year’s battle of Halloween was the kids’ standoff to replace their trick-or-treat buckets for pillow cases. Because, “Mom, you can hold way more candy in a pillow case!” I knew this meant an equal […]

Sad or Glad?

August 1, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Parenting

Back in May, when I picked up Max and Lucy from school on the last day, we watched a limo and two Ollie The Trolleys roll by, oozing with glee. They were filled with kids […]

Mom on the Rocks

July 4, 2014 · Posted In: Entertainment, Family, HerFamily

Blowin’ up stuff. Yeehaw! I’m from Texas, so the Fourth of July means we’re free to blow whatever we want up to smithereens. So you can imagine my surprise when we moved here to the […]