Category Archives: Humor

How To Be a Ninja Parent

How To Be a Ninja Parent

I’m not a fan of the helicopter parent movement. I don’t think micromanaging my kids’ lives does any of us any favors. I plan on moving to Hawaii in my golden years, and I’m not too keen on taking two 30-something, helpless man-childs with me. I want my boys to learn to thrive and succeed…

When Sheep Attack

When Sheep Attack

We made our annual pilgrimage to the local 4H Fair this weekend. After spending the equivalent of a small country’s entire economy on cotton candy sugar rushes and spins on questionably safe rides, we toured the livestock barns. We were taking in the sounds and smells when a woman behind us yelled in an alarmed…

Stay-at-home Mom Problems: First Day of School

Stay-at-home Mom Problems: First Day of School

We finally went back to school this week in Michigan. I think we’re one of the last places in the country. You know how it is. Come June you can’t wait for school to get out and summer to begin. By the end of August you’re pulling out your hair and counting down the days…

Stay-at-home Mom Problems: Grocery Shopping

Some days you take what you can get. Even if the only alone time you had this week was a few minutes in the produce aisle. Sometimes when I go to the grocery store and the boys are at home with Dad, I pick the longest line on purpose just get a few more moments…

Why You Can’t Stay Up Until 9 o’clock

“Mom, it’s Friday. Can we stay up until nine?” “No.” “But it isn’t a school night.” “Um, well, it was a long week, and you’re extra tired, and I want you to get a good night’s rest because tomorrow is Saturday.” “Yeah, it’s SATURDAY. No school.” “You can’t enjoy your day off if you’re tired.”…