Make Way for a Kinder, Gentler Elf

Elf on the Shelf has been bashed, knocked around and rebelled against by many parents. Admittedly, the premise of Elf on the Shelf is a tad creepy. In Theory, Here’s How it Works:  The elf comes boxed in a fancy gift box  with a storybook of how the elf came to be.  Additional elf outfits […]

Simple Trick to Keep Cats Out of the Christmas Tree…And It’s Working!

We have a Naughty Cat.   And this Cat is Smart.     Naughty and Smart…a Disastrous Combination Anytime…but Especially at Christmas. Enter This Year’s Tree.     Sparkly and Glittery.  Gloriously Dressed In Silver.   Graced with Heirloom Ornaments.  Lovely.     But No Matter Live or Fake…     With a Christmas Tree […]

Thanksgiving Dinner…and to All a Good Night!

Thanksgiving Day Upon Us, Our Elf Found Her Way, We’re All Up Before the Sun, For the Cookers’ Biggest Cooking Day.   An Electric Roaster for the Bird,   We Hatch a Brilliant Plan, 16 pounds fit Snugly and Tucked Away to Cook Without a Helping Hand.   Hot from the Oven Sweet Rolls, A […]

Birthdays Should Always Be Special

You Just Can’t Miss a Moment of Your Birthday. That Is My Wish for Everyone. You.  As the Star for the Day.  Your Fabulous Day. And in My Mind…the Earlier the Better.  Don’t Miss a Single Solitarily Moment.     Wake to the Smell of Fresh Baked Birthday Muffins. Warm and Sweet With Crazy Cupcake […]

A Car Wash Theme Park Ride of All Rides

Mom. It Would Be So Great If there was a Car Wash Ride.   You Drive Up.  Everyone Stays in the Car. The Car Wash Guy Hooks the Car Up to a Big Long Hook.     The Car Gets Pulled through the Car Wash Tunnel.     First there’s Rain.  Lots of Pounding Rain. […]

9/11…3 Mothers…2 Daughters

17 Years Ago.  September 11, 2001.  The World Changed. It was a Tuesday.  Same as This Year. For Me.  9/11 will be a Story about 3 Mothers.  And 2 Daughters. Striving to Live in a World that Suddenly No One Knew.     3 Mothers with Life-Changing Events that Happened as the World Swirled Around […]

An Overnight. So Close. Yet Oh So Far.

A Very Mini, ,Let’s-Just-Go-Around-the-Corner, Holiday Stay. To Celebrate Surgery Done, We’re Moving to the Light. We are All So Very Ready for the Light. Filled with Normal Days of Work.  School.  Home.  No Hospital Stays. But there’s still pain.  Although anticipated. This Outing May Have Been a Bit Too Ambitious.  She Really Just Wanted to […]

Home Again. Thankfully. Jiggity Jog.

To the Hospital for Surgery, With Pain So Big. After One Week, Ready to Go Home. Jiggity Jig. Doctors and Nurses with Meds in a Log. Working to Heal Her to Get Stronger. Jiggity Jog. There.  Done.  Home. Of Course, Home Means the Family Team Takes Over. With Mom at the Helm. Some Scary Moments.  […]

A 24-Hour YouTube Challenge. Sister to Sister.

If I said I was Hip to Everything YouTube, You’d Know that was a Load of Bunk. I’m Not.  Of Course.  Yes it’s True. But I Do Try to Listen to the Teen Babble.  And YouTube is High on the List. I Understand YouTubers Do 24-Hour Challenges and Live to Video the Tale. 24-Hours in […]

Kids and Hospital Magic. It’s Really There.

Everyone Knows Hospitals are Scary.  For Kids.  For Parents.  For Families. Hospitals Know This Best. I Have Watched, from a Ring-Side Seat, How Hospitals Work Tirelessly to Conquer these Fears. With the Goal to Get Everyone Healthy and Home. In a Team Approach to Healing.   Miss Doodle is back in the Hospital.  An Emergency […]