Gehwol!

Gehwol!

As a mom I do a lot of wringing of the hands. Usually with a wet rag in between. And my poor, delicate hands pay the price, so last week I liberally applied Gehwol, a cream for dry feet. I figured: If it works for feet, it will also work on hands! Afterwards I left...

Universal Answers

Universal Answers

As a mom of five kids, who like to talk to me all at the same time, I'm very fond of Universal Answers. That way they all feel like I've given them the time of day, and no one feels neglected. Universal answers Take for example the universal: 'Uh-huh'. But 'Hmhm' also deserves a mention!...

I had a dream!

I had a dream!

'I remember a dream I had, way back in 1999,' my fourteen year old told me in the tone of voice of a man who has seen many things in his life, and is now considering getting some blinkers. I had  a dream I love this kind of personal stuff, so I drooled: 'Please, tell...

Time-out!

Time-out!

I was taking a shower, enjoying some peace and quiet. Then my eldest son ran in, with barely concealed glee, brandishing a note. The note read: 'Fuk'. 'Mommy! That's the word daddy said! I wrote it down so I could show you, because we're not allowed to use thóse words!' Raising kids is hard I...