I took Aunt Batsy to the mall. I will shop exclusively online from this moment forward.

Taking Aunt Batsy and three kids to the mall is like entering a burning building. Without a hose. Without oxygen. Yet somehow I survive to tell about it. Just like anyone entering a burning building, I knew my chances were slim. But I still went through with it. Because Aunt Batsy has a freaking coupon. We are only going to Macy's. So I trick myself into thinking it might just be okay. But it wasn't. I'm a really bad tricker. And not only does she have a coupon, but she…

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What Do I Want for Mother’s Day This Year? Oh, You Know Me, Nothing Much.

Mother's Day has always been a tough one for me. My mom's death literally took the Mother out of my Mother's Day. But now that I'm the mom, I get to enjoy it once again. Because I get presents. The other day, Beau asked what I wanted for Mother's Day. Now before you start sending me messages, yes, Beau buys me a Mother's Day present. It's from him and the kids. And I get him a Father's Day present. I know I'm not his Mother and he is not my…

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My Husband Went to the Grocery Store. Bless His Heart.

A few of my besties and I were chatting the other day. And it just so happened to be over some wine. We got on the subject of the hubses, as we often do. Bless their hearts. Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines a martyr as: a person who pretends to suffer or who exaggerates suffering in order to get praise or sympathy. I do the grocery shopping. I budget the money for it. I know what everyone likes. I know what stores have the best of everything. After doing it for so…

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Mother’s Day Really Sucks When Your Mom is Dead

Mother’s Day is one of the happiest days of the year. The weather is usually gorgeous. Everyone gets up early to spend the day with mom. Beautiful flowers are purchased. Perhaps a nice brunch to really show how much you care. An appropriate champagne toast. It’s just a great day to spend with the person you love most in life. The person responsible for giving you life. Unless, of course, she’s dead. Celebrating Mother’s Day without a mom is not as fun as it sounds. When I had a mom,…

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I Have Finally Found the True Meaning in Mother’s Day. Me.

A few weeks ago I got an invitation to attend a Mother's Day Tea and Fashion Show at my daughter's school. My initial thought was I can't go because I have to work. I told my five year-old this. She was upset. Like all my kids are when they ask me to do something and I say I can't. But I always explain that I work to make the money to buy the toys and they're usually okay with this. But this time was different. I really don't know what…

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