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Kindergarten? Not THE baby!

It’s hard to believe I wrote the following ode to my firstborn daughter nine years ago. Now our little caboose, the youngest of our five children, is off to kindergarten, … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

7 reasons my stepdad is better than yours

It takes a special man to be a stepdad. Mine made a peaceful transition on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Boyd Baylor, Sr., thank you: (1) for marrying my mom, a … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

You might be a mom if …

1. You, too, snack on Goldfish crackers – not because you ran out of your favorite munchies, but because you actually like them. 2. You continue to watch Bubble Guppies … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

How to Live on One Income: The Frugal Mom’s Guide to Cheap Living

    Long ago, when I was a metal-mouth teen in my native Louisiana, my family would pile into our battered black Cadillac and make a beeline for Griff’s Hamburgers. We’d … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kids ask the darnedest things

   My kids think I’m a genius.    And that is definitely a big deal, coming from the toughest critics I know: my 5- and 7-year-old daughters.    Like most … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

5 signs you’re a bored stay-at-home mom

You’ve washed, dried and folded every item of clothing in the house – even the Build-A-Bear’s couture. Your husband asks if you need some fresh air because, once again, you … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

While the kids are away, Mommy and Daddy will play…

Been a long time since hubby and I have been kid-free. All four kids are out of town, doing their thing. The oldest has pretty much moved out, and the … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · 1 Comment