Single-Parent Kids Anonymous?

On one of those crazy afternoons when it would rain cats and dogs one minute and be all sunny the next, I found myself in the company of a long-time friend.  We were talking about Ryan Seacrest’s sexual orientation when we suddenly jumped to the … [Continue reading]

The (Humble) Beginnings of a Pepperrific Life

A few posts back, I wrote about February being the month of my blog’s anniversary.  Yes, it’s been a year since I started blogging.  I have finally found an online venue where I can showcase whatever writing prowess I think I possess.  Through … [Continue reading]

How to Live the Frugal Life- With a Smile

If somebody has to make it mandatory to live a frugal life, that will have to be the single mom- or dad.  It’s an unwritten rule for us single parents to pinch every penny just to avoid making a hole in our non-Gucci wallets.  Much to our … [Continue reading]

I Heart Chef’s Uniforms

Let it be known that I have this secret fantasy of being a cast member of The Kitchen Musical.  I may not have been blessed with outstanding culinary prowess, but I believe that I’d look cute dancing around in a long sleeve chefs … [Continue reading]

Single Kids Just Wanna Have Fun

Obviously I am all hyped that Cyndi Lauper is coming to town for a concert in a month’s time.  My  clandestine adoration for this 80’s shrill-voiced pop star just can’t help but make itself manifest through the title of this blog post.  … [Continue reading]

My Bunk Bed Memories, and Why I Need One Now

Back in the day, when my sister’s and my combined ages would add up to only half of my present age (yes, there’s math involved in this post), we used to have regular debates on certain topics.  If we weren’t arguing as to who between Cyndi … [Continue reading]

How Parents Can Bridge the Vocabulary Gap

Black and white, smooth and rough, Eva Longoria’s legs and mine… I could go on all day with a list of opposites, but none strikes me more than the dichotomy between rich and poor.  The stark realization that the difference between rich and poor … [Continue reading]

Smells Like Teen Californication

From the title alone, you may have guessed that I’m having another one of those Marty McFly-ish Back to the Future attacks.  Well, yes, you guessed right.  Not only am I having my dose of Nirvana and Red Hot Chili Peppers on this quiet evening, … [Continue reading]

Mommy Red Flag: The Beginnings of Domestic Violence

Pop quiz: Who said the following… “I like to fight her because I don’t want to fall in love with her!  She’s so pretty.” The neighbor with the unshaved chin and maniacal laugh. Brad Pitt A 5-year old boy at school. If you … [Continue reading]

Mommy Music Cravings: An Honest Music Download Site Review

Back in the day, I was an mp3 junkie.  I used to spend hours downloading songs from the now extinct Napster.  In between doing research for my college thesis, I’d squeeze in some time to download Madonna and A-Ha songs.  My reason for getting an … [Continue reading]