Is Your Child Worrying Too Much?

You can bet your bottom dollar that nearly everyone in this day and age dreams of hours spent simply lazing on a lounge chair with a tall, cold and slightly alcoholic drink in hand.  As for me, it’s either that or speeding along the freeway in a hot … [Continue reading]

The Single-Parent Trap

If there’s one thing I’ve never done before, it’s filing for a “missing person” case.  I feel this is something I ought to do now, because there’s this one person whom I haven’t really seen in a long time- me. I happen to be a single mom as a … [Continue reading]

Coping Strategies for the Pushover Parent

Hi! I’m Pepper, and I’m a pushover parent.  Yes, I’m starting to practice my spiel for when I begin attending one of those support groups- which will hopefully culminate in a night of unabashed alcoholic frenzy.  I used to be in denial, thinking … [Continue reading]

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Mosquitoes?

If you guessed that I was singing the title of this post to the tune of that Sound of Music song, well you couldn’t be more correct.  Don’t cover your ears now, because I have practiced singing that line in perfect pitch.  Moving on… Big things … [Continue reading]

Ich Liebe Blog Awards

I’m not one to brag about my accomplishments, not only because they are few and far between, but because I’m not really comfortable having the limelight to myself.   But since I am clothed in the shadows of my blog, I can safely boast that back in … [Continue reading]

Resolutions, Resolutions…

It’s only too tempting to go without a post about the New Year, but for lack of any worthwhile topic to write about, I will succumb to pressure and write something about the New Year, just like everyone else already has. Resolutions, … [Continue reading]

5 Habits of Highly Harried Moms

If you feel like you’re Julie Andrews, running through the hills singing at the top of your voice, then you are most probably dreaming. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s almost impossible for us moms to simply throw caution to the wind and romp … [Continue reading]

Traveling With Kids: Things to Remember

Life is a highway, and I want to ride it all night long- sure, as long as I don’t have a bunch of attention-deprived kids screaming in the backseat as I drive!  It’s a breath of fresh air to finally have gotten them to agree to step out of the house, … [Continue reading]

My Battery-Operated Friend

If I lived back in the day when people lived in caves and hairy-chested men walked around with clubs, I probably would be a nervous wreck- not because the mere sight of their leaf-covered genitals would send shivers down my spine, but because the … [Continue reading]

Why Worrying is Worthless

I am definitely no historian but I can say with conviction that never in the history of humankind has anyone ever benefited from worry. Sure you know what worry is. It’s that emotion Lindsay Lohan didn’t feel a bit of when she posed for the January … [Continue reading]