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Monday morning hack

Want to see your kids jump out of bed on Monday morning with smiles on their faces and a bounce to their step? It’s simple, really. You just go into their room, rub their back, lean down and whisper, “There’s chocolate cake for breakfast.” A slice of cake plus giant glass of milk equals happy … Continue reading


Dear Tats, I’m so sorry

Yesterday I took the day off work so I could wait for the plumbers. We had a major clog in our master bath shower that needed immediate attention. I was hoping they’d pull out something exciting, but it was only a giant hair clog masquerading as a dead rat. From the way the plumbers went … Continue reading

But I may be tired. Or have a headache.

As most of my friends and family know, I rarely get embarrassed about anything. It’s good and bad because sometimes I embarrass other people, i.e., my family and friends, by saying something they find embarrassing and that’s awkward for them. Then I feel bad that I made someone feel awkward and I want to say, … Continue reading

Flip-flops and Disposable Gloves

As I was unloading the grocery haul for the week Tuesday afternoon, Colman came running into the kitchen and said, “Mama, Sarah needs you.” What? My cousin, Sarah, never needs me because she’s completely capable of handling any situation, so I dropped the groceries and hurried to see what was going on. Needless to say, … Continue reading