Review Night – Movies & Music

Every once in a while I throw out some random movie reviews and it’s been quite a while since I did one, so…strap in because tonight it’s a twofer.  You get a movie review and a review on a completely awesome band as well.   First, the movie:  The Family Stone.  This is my all time favorite Christmas movie.  Yes, […]

My kids are smart-asses…

My kids are smart-asses.  It’s the truth, I’m not afraid to say it.  In fact, I’m actually pretty proud of it.  Because they aren’t smart-asses like a lot of teenagers are: disrespectful little bastards, spouting off with over-the-top sass to feel like grown ups.  My kids are smart-asses in the best sense of the word:  self-assured, smartly cynical, and only […]

Coffee is the root of all evil…

Holy shit, people…it’s like the world has gone all topsy turvy and coffee is to blame.  Seriously, it’s caused so much irreverent offense that it should be scolded and put in the corner.  Go, coffee, go sit in the corner and think about what you’ve done. So, here in America we’ve had the Starbucks HolidayCupGate event going on where people […]

You Think You Have Time…

Our oldest just started his senior year and he plans on entering the military right after he graduates, which means we have roughly 9 months before he leaves us for parts unknown.  9 months.  Mildly poetic, I suppose.  Damn, it seems like it was just yesterday when we started all of this having-kids-and-being-parents stuff.  And it felt like time dragged […]

A Sports Mom With No Sports or “Amy Is Sad”

I am adrift, people.  I am experiencing something that hasn’t happened in over 11 years: I am a sports mom with no kids in sports.  I know, it’s quite tragic.  All those years of driving kids to practices, tournaments, games & matches.  All those evenings of crockpot meals, PB&J sandwiches eaten on the go in the car, packing team snacks, […]

Homemade Granola

I haven’t really shared recipes on here before but this one I feel pretty confident about so I’m letting you all in on it:  Homemade Granola.  This is some good stuff! This recipe has it’s origins in Tosca Reno’s ‘Granola – The Eat-Clean Way’ recipe from her book The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook.  I have 2 of her books and refer […]

Bobbleheads in Sports Bras

This is the picture on the back of a Victoria’s Secret mailer I received today.  I think they were going for the tough look, what with the ‘Go Ahead. Try Me.’ slogan, but they have failed miserably.  Like a face-palm, shake-my-head, you’re-a-fucking-idiot, kind of fail. I’m not one to critique any woman’s body; whether it’s bigger or smaller than the […]