Can We Have Sex Tonight?

Sex. When you write about life and motherhood, you know it’s going to come up. There are countless topics related to sex and many different reasons to rant write about it. The good, the bad and the ugly. During a recent visit to the salon, I overheard a group of women discussing how their husbands … Continue Reading

10 Random Lessons Learned in 2011

I’m joining the year-end fun by commemorating 2011 with 10 random lessons learned by me. Grab your coffee mug and click through to read the stories behind these lessons. On second thought, grab some wine. Get the whole bottle. In 2011, I learned these random lessons: I’ve undergone a primal transformation to lioness. Or bitch, … Continue Reading

For Love of Cake

Thanks to Duncan Hines for sponsoring my writing. There’s no limit to the baking possibilities, so grab your favorite Duncan Hines mix and Comstock or Wilderness fruit fillings and Bake On! Cake. I’m an absolute enthusiast. My husband is an enabler. And my thighs are proof. I don’t claim to know everything about cake … Continue Reading

Another False Alarm

“Why do we even have this?” The question my husband shouted at me as I scrambled to get to the little box on the wall that makes the ear-splitting noise stop. False alarm. Again. This time it was a fire alarm activated by a smoke detector that should have been cleaned. Three years ago. The … Continue Reading

Living In Suburbia

For the third time this summer season, I spent the afternoon pruning roses. And wondering what the neighbors thought about my compulsively well cared for rose bushes. An hour or so later, I pulled a vanilla sheet cake from the oven. And caught myself looking through each of the kitchen windows to double-check my mad … Continue Reading

Five Things I Learned During Labor Day Weekend

This past Labor Day weekend, my daughter, sister and I made a trip to Wisconsin by train. It was the first time I‘d traveled by train and it was my 3 year-old daughter’s first wedding. We had a great time. Shared a lot of sweet moments. Five revelations stand out this morning as I reflect … Continue Reading