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...

Parenting is like bowling: you just have to give it your best shot!

Parenting is like bowling: you just have to give it your best shot!

Parenting is like bowling. You just gotta give it your best shot, and then hope for the best. There are no guarantees in parenting When I first became a parent, I thought that if I just gave them all my love, that would be enough. And I'm not saying love isn't important, but unfortunately it's...

10 really frugal tips for Christmas Gifts for your kids that may make them cry

10 really frugal tips for Christmas Gifts for your kids that may make them cry

Santa Clause is comin' to town, but it's not his wallet that's on the line! With commercials inspiring your kids to ask for the moon, many a parent feels the pressure a come up with the right presents. Luckily I have come up with the ultimate list of Gifts That Won't Break The Bank! 10...