Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Is it just me, or does it seem like because you are a mom it entitles complete strangers to ask you personal questions?

Usually I don't mind answering questions, I'm sort of an open book in that way. But there is one question that I seem to get asked a lot, especially lately, that just makes me feel a bit awkward.

"So, now that you have a boy and a girl, are you done?"

Why does it make me feel awkward?

It comes from complete strangers - like the sales rep at the car dealership, or the cashier at WalMart, or the waiter at a restaurant, or the annoyed patron at a store - and leaves me wondering how they expect me to respond. Sometimes they are truly curious and sometimes they are a bit demeaning in a she-can-barely-control-the-two-she-has-oh-please-don't-let-her-have-another sort of way.

I usually answer with "Oh depends on the day... we'll see." But I'm half tempted to answer with "Actually, my husband and I have a goal to have more kids than the Duggar family, so watch out!"

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

noun \ˈī-rə-nē also ˈī(-ə)r-nē\
plural -nies. 
: incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result


Mothers everywhere embrace the bulge-hiding magic of the color black and it's ability to make the wearer look effortlessly chic instead of frumpy.

Black is the color that a baby's spit-up shows most prominently, instantaneously making one look like a frump.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bring this to the dinner table.

As most of our readers know, Aubrey and I are both members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Over many a Mormon dinner table, it's always a favorite topic of conversation to make up a list of whose-who of Mormons (it was always that pesky Steve Martin.  is he? isn't he? I'm gonna go with isn't).  I've long known that Brandon Flowers, lead singer of The Killers was raised as a Latter-day Saint, but I'd always assumed that, being in the business he's in, his religious roots had withered and gone the way of the world.

Turns out I was wrong.

So, next time the whose-who of Mormon conversation comes up, feel free to bring this one to the dinner table.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Really, folks? Really?

I was at Wal-mart today and the "as seen on TV!" section caught my eye (I have an almost-3 year old who insists she needs a pillow pet for her upcoming birthday).  To my horror, this little number was front and center.

Really, folks?  Really?  Has society really gotten to the point that zip-up adult jammies are this year's must-have Christmas item.  I thought the snuggie was bad enough, but do we really need "zippered hatches in front and back, for great escapes when duty calls?"

Heaven help us.