Four Days In: What I’ve Learned About Breast Cancer

Oh, Mrs. Tucker!

If you haven’t visited my facebook site in a couple of days, you might not know, but I’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer. No specifics yet, as we’re only four days out from diagnosis. There is some anxiety about the unknown, but mostly a driven determination that we’ll emerge on the other side, survivors. The […]

What I’ve Learned: Two Years Later

What I've Learned: Two Years Later

Those of you who joined this site in the beginning days will recall that I had my worries about being a Grandmama, Nana, Nonnie, Mimi…Choochie!  Just over two years have passed since those pre-Sweet E butterflies and, baby, I’m all in. You can read about all that I’ve learned HERE, HERE and HERE. I’ve taken […]

SCIENCE! or Science?!

SCIENCE? or Science?!

Have y’all heard the news?  Sitting all day at work is killing you.  Or is it? First up, a video. Someone get the lights. Well, that was depressing. Who else jumped out of their seat while watching this and danced around a little? Just me?! Figures, I can be such a lemming. Next up, the […]

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: Feel It All

Feel all the things: use all your colors.

My sweet little man, each time I sit down to write what I know, I wonder if I’ll be able to do my emotions justice by my words.  Emotions are the best part of being who we were born to be; they’re the colors we use to draw outside all the lines, baby. You’re going […]

My Biggest Accomplishment

Your Biggest Accomplishment

Life, if you’re paying attention, is heart-stoppingly beautiful, yet infuriatingly confounding, is open wide and forgiving, yet full of the cruelest of cruels, is laughable, yet able to make you cry the hardest you’ve ever known anyone to cry.  We either embrace the juxtaposition of thrills and chills by making it our best, as best […]

PSA of the Day: Winter Coats and Car Seat Safety For Your Children

PSA of the Day: Winter Coats and Car Seat Safety For Your Children

We have covered hot car safety, child passenger safety, car seat stickers and today, we’re going to cover winter coats, or bulky outerwear, and car seat safety. Getting our safety on!  OMT likey! A parent’s natural inclination when taking a baby or small kiddo outside in the winter, is to have them bundled up against […]

Top 10 Health Benefits (Plus Two) of Homemade Hot Chocolate

Health Benefits of Homemade Hot Chocolate

About a year ago I wrote about the health benefits of homemade hot chocolate.  Since it’s that time of year where we’re generally freezing our fingers and toes and sanity off, I thought it would be good to revisit the healthy goodness that is homemade hot chocolate. It’s nice to know something we love loves […]

PSA of the Day: Car Seat Safety Stickers

PSA of the Day: Car Seat Safety Sticker

Car seat safety is near and dear to my heart, for all the obvious reasons of being a mom and grandmama, but also to shed a bit of light in a sometimes confusing world of the newest/latest safety recommendations for itty-bitties. Today, let’s talk about emergency safety stickers on car seats. These stickers, filled in […]

What I’ll Tell Sweet E: Honesty Comes With a Cost

Honesty Comes With a Cost

Dear Sweet E, you’re still such a small whippersnapper that I have no idea if you’ve inherited my proclivity for plain talk.  This post will serve you well, if you have. “You’re one of the most honest people I know.” That statement, made by others about me, to me, is a familiar refrain.  The first […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #12: Is This The New Me?

Perimenopause Can Suck It #12

THIS: CAVEAT UNO: The following post will contain unladylike words, as The German would say.  This will serve as your only warning.  On the upside, perhaps a new drinking game is afoot with every “Bitch!” I utter. Perimenopause (#s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11) is a bitch (drink!).  […]