Ask OMT!

Oh, Mrs. Tucker!

A friend of mine (HEY!  I have them…) suggested a post idea to me that if successful, may become a regular series here at OMT!  Kinda like a grown-up version of the What I’ll Tell Sweet E series.  For now I’m calling it: Ask OMT! Wow.  My originality exceeds nothing.  Good thing I had to […]

My Body Tells a Story

Our Bodies Tell a Story

I am a mother of a son.  When he was born and the doctor held him up triumphantly like a much sought after trophy as he exclaimed, “It’s a boy!” I took in a deep breath of relief.  A boy.  I know boys; I can mother a boy. What if Boy had been a girl?  […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #9: The Dreaded Brain Fog

Perimenopause Can Suck It

I can’t believe that we’re already up to nine posts on the subject of how Perimenopause Can Suck It. This series started innocently enough with Post #1 and here we are, eight more later.  Just so you know, it’s not over yet.  I still have a few more informative (horrifying?!) posts to bring you up […]

The Easiest Inexpensive Face Cleansing Method: One Year Later

The Easiest Face Cleansing Method Ever Revisited

Last summer, I wrote about The Easiest Face Cleansing Method…Ever and I wanted to come back after a year’s time to let you know if I gave it up or if I’m still a convert. Still a convert, my babies.  Even more so if that’s possible. This is a staple in the shower (to be […]

PSA of the Day: Hot Cars Can Kill Kids

Where's Baby? Look Before You Lock!

How about this for an opener: Even great parents can forget a child in the back seat, and caregivers who aren’t used to driving kids are especially likely to forget. A change in a caregiver’s normal routine is another risk factor. Unfortunately, heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. I’ll repeat […]

Why are Women Still Hating Based on a Number?

Women's Body Issues Revisited

Back in 2013, I wrote You Are More Than A Number. Cliff Notes: what the hell are we doing letting a number define us, instruct our behavior or allowing us to diminish or expand our feelings of self-worth? WHAT. THE. HELL. Yep, 2014.  I just looked. The funny thing is that almost a year later […]

Painting the Exterior of Your House? Prep in 5 Steps

How to prep your house for painting.

Whether you’re painting the interior of your home or the exterior, a thorough prepping will ensure your paint job will last for years. Last year we replaced all our 40-year-old + windows with updated ones.  Each window got a fancy pre-primed frame, which then needed to be caulked and painted.  After the frames were completed, […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #8: Negating the Negative

Perimenopause Can Suck It

Oh, perimenopause, you are a cruel mistress.  How do you sucketh? Let me count the ways: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7.  Dang, that’s a whole lotta suck. Most women know that perimenopause can start in their 30s (THE HORROR!) and continue on until their 50s (THE HORRIBLE HORRORS!).  What you may not know […]

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: You Are NOT Your Failures, Losses or Tragedies

You Are NOT Your Failures, Losses or Tragedies

When you get to be my age you’ve had your share of failures, losses and tragedies.  Some of them may leave scars that never fully close.  Some of them are brought back to you by a seemingly innocuous reminder, years after you thought you had firmly dealt with the pain.  Some of them embarrass, torment, […]

Are your Kitchen Sponges Trying to Kill You?

How to Eliminate 99.9% of Bacteria in Kitchen Sponges

Who else shivered at the thought of dirty germy kitchen sponges being used to wipe down cabinets or countertops? ~ugh~ Facts are facts, Jack.  Most kitchen sponges harbor harmful pathogens that have the potential to make us sick with potentially life-threatening food poisoning. ~double ugh~ That’s why I wanted to share this simple household tip […]