Were Your Teens Abducted By Aliens?

Posted by idawrites on June 2, 2010 in All Moms, Children |

Mine haven’t been… even though I have been waiting for it for years. I’ve always heard that when my sweet girls reached their teen years, they’d be replaced by surly, nasty, mean spirited aliens, and that they’d EVENTUALLY return to being “human” again when they reached their mid 20s. Since I was a pretty wild […]


You Are Not Alone, Bitch

Posted by idawrites on May 27, 2010 in All Moms, Decisions, Family |

Some of the most important words of my adult life are right there in that title.  Those words are said by me… and by my Chosen Sisters… so often that I’ve forgotten who said them first.  They’re said through laughter, tears, hugs, smiles, and even through clenched teeth.  It’s our slogan.  Our ward.  It’s also the one thing we […]


Know It All Moms – They Are We

Posted by idawrites on May 26, 2010 in All Moms, Children, Single Mom |

Just a few minutes ago, I said something to my friend Beth that she probably found NO humor in at all. She was sharing her frustration that her toddler made a mess in the kitchen in the amount of time that it took her to get dressed from her shower. My response? *snort* SHUT UP! […]


I’m turning into my grandmother

Posted by idawrites on June 10, 2009 in All Moms, Children, Frugal |

I morphed into my grandmother yesterday, right before my children’s eyes. I could hear the words coming out of my mouth as if they were coming from another person. There was section of my brain thinking: “Well, this is an interesting turn of events. Didn’t you very loudly declare you weren’t going to be just […]

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