Monthly Archive for January, 2010

OK, so you probably haven’t even noticed that I’ve been gone for the past week, but just in case you have, I promise, my excuse is good. My former mother-in-law, my kids’ grandma and a woman who is in many ways like a mother to me, is at the end of her 10-year-long battle with […]

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Wikki Stix winner

Congratulations to LORI TAUBE of Fort Collins, CO, on winning my Wikki Stix plus bonus surprise giveaway! Thanks to all who entered!

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Does anyone else have a child whose brain is so active that it just won’t turn off at night? Or maybe you also have this problem yourself, as I do. I haven’t found a solution for myself yet though, let alone for my 7-year-old, who reminds me very much of me as a child in […]

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For fun: Help me design my shirt

OK, so thanks to Matt, the extremely nice owner of Fibers.com, I get to create my very own shirt and do a review and giveaway on my blog after I receive it. The problem is, I’ve collected so many cool/wise/humorous/insightful sayings over time (all to do with writing) that I can’t decide what to put […]

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Pictures? Not so much.

Andie received a photo frame wrapped in felt for Christmas, so she decided to put a picture of me in it. I know, how sweet, right? Turns out, she couldn’t find one. Not a single one. She came in my office, exasperated, and gave me a mini-lecture about how I don’t have enough pictures of […]

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If you are unfamiliar with the Type-A personality, I found a fairly succinct, albeit rather simplistic, definition: “Temperament characterized by excessive ambitiousness, aggressiveness, competitiveness, drive, impatience, need for control, focus on quantity over quality and unrealistic sense of urgency.” Wow. Did the author of this sentence have Andie in the forefront of his/her mind when […]

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I sometimes have visions of my children, decades from now, in grueling therapy sessions, trying to come to terms with everything I did wrong as a mother. I worry about all the ways in which I might be scarring them for life: What needs am I not meeting? Do they all feel loved enough? Who […]

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Giveaway: Wikki Stix

After my last three posts about why I hate my uterus, I think it’s time for something a little lighter. So I’m doing a giveaway, and of course, like all my giveaways, it’s very cool. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a box full of Wikki Stix samples shortly before Christmas. If you haven’t heard […]

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Why I hate my uterus, part 3

Continuing the diatribe against my rebelling womb: Why am I so reluctant to give my protesting uterus up? If only this simple question had a simple answer. Is it pride? A fear of losing control? Sadness? Fantasy? Narcissism? Like females I’ve seen in movies and read about in books who, upon hitting menopause, feel their […]

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Why I hate my uterus, part 2

¤¤¤ Warning — if you are of the male persuasion, you may want to click elsewhere, unless you don’t mind reading about uteruses and their miraculous functions. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. ¤¤¤ Continuing the story of how my uterus turned against me: So, I had the Mirena IUD in for less than a […]

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