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I Am Sorry I Peed on the Phone

I Am Sorry I Peed on the Phone

By Kelly Hines Well, I didn’t pee on the phone, but I peed while I was talking on the phone. I thought I could be quick, and quiet about it (I don’t know why I thought I had the superpower to make my pee silent). I suppose I could have just said...
Movie Night ’80s Style

Movie Night ’80s Style

By Kelly Hines One of the greatest joys of parenthood is sharing a part of your own childhood with your kids. For some people, it’s camping at a special lake, or making a favorite meal, or reading a treasured book. For me, it’s watching all the movies that seemed to...
Un-Rules for School Days

Un-Rules for School Days

By Heather Miller With the school year getting into full swing I thought now would be a good time to start a discussion about rules. Well, not really rules, per say, but things that I feel should be rules. Un-rules, if you will.  It seems to me there should be a...
So Long, Summer

So Long, Summer

By Heather Miller As summer is starting to come to an end and we are all rushing to get the best “back to school” deals, I can’t help but think about all of the things that I will not miss once my kiddos are back in class and working their little...
Recipe Swap

Recipe Swap

By Guest Blogger Kelly Hines I’m not sure how to tell you this, but – I make better potato salad than you. Red skinned potatoes, quartered, mashed just a little. Mayo, boiled egg, dill pickle, some Gulden’s brown mustard… “No. NO NO NO.” My friend Angelique is...
Bridget & Me

Bridget & Me

By Guest Blogger Kelly Hines When my friend Bridget moved into the neighborhood she was 12, just a year older than me, but at least 6 inches taller. She was beautiful, friendly, funny, and charming. She was also a Jehovah’s Witness. She was also black. I...
Time for a Good Laugh

Time for a Good Laugh

By Rachel Hoeing I was in the mood to put together a humorous blog for our readers today. I was thinking of something along the lines of my previous Is It Just Me? blogs that I wrote long ago, but I was having major writer’s block! I felt like everything I came...
O (Splendid) Christmas Tree

O (Splendid) Christmas Tree

By Guest Blogger Kelly Hines, author of the blog Southern Fried Children I blame it on the tree. Of course, I caved. When the artificial tree that had been trucking along for the last decade finally gave up the ghost on Friday, and the Husband made his proclamations...
Un-Tradition

Un-Tradition

By Heather Miller I have three children ranging from seven to three. For the past seven turkey days I have labored over a hot stove making it all. There was nothing this feast did not have. Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, green bean...
The Crying Game

The Crying Game

By Guest Blogger Laura Simon I was frantically trying on clearance shoes in TJ Maxx, desperate for something to wear in an upcoming family photo shoot. My daughter, newly two, started to wail from her seat in the cart.  “Boots, mama!  I ant boots!  Boots are...
Holiday Timeline

Holiday Timeline

By Kelly Hines Halloween is only a few days away, and while my kids are busy preparing for candypalooza, I’m eyeballing the calendar. Halloween officially kicks off the slow descent into madness known as “The Holidays.” I thought I’d share this helpful timeline to...
Mom at the Drive Thru

Mom at the Drive Thru

By Heather Miller To all of the moms out there that are feeding all organic, limiting screen time, and killing school picture day, you are my hero. I honestly tried. I gave it my all. While it did not work out for me and my offspring, I think it is an amazing thing...
A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

By Heather Keenan As summer winds down I am sad to admit that our beach days are limited. I have enjoyed nothing more that spending time at the shore with my three amigos. Most of our beach days play out in the same way, and as I reflect on this I wonder if I am a...
Many Thanks, Sunglasses

Many Thanks, Sunglasses

By Heather Keenan Dear Sunglasses, I never find the time to say it, but I love you. You make me a better woman and mother. Let me count the ways. 1. Finally admit that you don’t love wearing your mom hat all the time? Awesome! No worries about washing your...
Get Out

Get Out

By Kelly Hines My oldest child has been ready to move out of the house since she was about two. She’s a rising sophomore in high school and now that the transition is imminent, she’s even more excited. My middle child, on the other hand, will likely live her entire...
The Name Game

The Name Game

By Heather Keenan Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  Right?  I mean, that is what they say, isn’t it?  While this saying may be true for some things in life, let me assure you, it is not true when it comes to The Name Game.  It is not cool to steal...