17 Reasons My Teens Aren’t Jerks

Posted by idawrites on June 3, 2010 in All Moms, Children |

Yesterday I wrote that my teenagers are scarily normal people and haven’t been abducted by aliens. I’ve been planning to write about this for a while but, over the weekend I asked the girls WHY they weren’t asshole know-it-all teenagers. I got very different answers than I was expecting, but I’m still happy to know […]


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 […]


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 am not responsible for your child!

Posted by idawrites on January 25, 2010 in Children, Rant |

Since starting middle school 2 1/2 years ago, Sierra has had a friend whose mother just refuses to be responsible for.  It never fails that if there is an event at school (or THIRTY MILES FROM SCHOOL) that this child is participating in, I will get the following phone call: “Mommy, can we give Nikia a […]


Indoor Family Fun for Snow Days

Posted by idawrites on January 11, 2010 in Children, Family |

This is a repost from last January. This past weekend we got our first snowfall of the year! In Georgia that’s BIG BIG NEWS. Snow days are much more active than normal cold days because the kiddos want to be outside until their fingers are too cold and their clothes too muddy to go any […]


Stop letting your children dress like hookers

Posted by idawrites on December 18, 2009 in Children, Rant |

It’s finally the end of the semester for the kids. Of course, this means that I’ve spent more of my evenings at their schools watching performances than I have spent at home. As if that isn’t enough to make me cranky, I also get to see all of these tweens/teens running around dressed as though […]


Just 5 Fucking Minutes!

Posted by idawrites on December 16, 2009 in Children, Rant |

As much as I would love for it to be different, I’m a working mom. I’d love to bake and clean and do all of my errands while there aren’t dozens of (or 3) kids under my feet all the damned time. But, that’s not my life. I leave the house at 7:15 AM and […]


What’s on your shopping list?

Posted by idawrites on November 24, 2009 in Children, Christmas List, Gifts |

A few weeks ago, trying to get a jump on the season, I asked all of the children for their Christmas gift wish lists. I’m always astounded in the LITTLE ways that our children show their differences. 13 year old Sierra immediately left the room, went to her sister’s book case, pulled down a book and […]


20 Free Resources for Teachers and Parents

Posted by idawrites on November 18, 2009 in Children, education, Resources |

Last night was the PTSA meeting, Chorus performance,(FAITHA HAD A SOLO AND DID GREAT!!!!!!! Ok, proud mommy outburst over and you can return to your regularly scheduled article) and Thanksgiving Dinner at Faitha’s middle school. I was happy to see so many people in attendance, but saddened by the fact that the PTA/PTSA has to […]


School Policies to Blame For Healthcare Crisis

Posted by idawrites on September 17, 2009 in Children, Health, Illness, Insurance |

Doctors are overloaded.  Patients are waiting weeks and months to be seen by their primary care physicians for critical tests and procedures.  Emergency departments are seeing patients that could easily (and FAR less expensively) be helped by their family doctor… if they could get in.   Insurance costs are outrageous at best, and for some […]

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