My Body Tells 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?  […]

U.S. Flag Primer

I have written on this subject before, but I thought it important enough to offer a flag primer once again.  Kinda like getting a yearly checkup with your doc; it’s always nice to be educated on the important stuff. Coincidentally, I’ve seen a growing number of confused facebook posts regarding the proper/improper way to fly […]

Your Unintentional Imprint

Have you ever thought about your unintentional imprint on this world?  You know, the pieces of you that make an impression on others when you’re not even thinking about it? Life is surprising and twisty; you never know what’s just around the next bend. It’s the element of surprise that’s my favorite part.  Unintentional imprints […]

Digital Security Is Important, Yo!

Digital security is…..HEY!  WAKE UP!  I know talking about digital security can be boring and at times intimidating, but this video puts the information in plain and useful language.  Do yourself a favor, yo: watch and learn! See! That wasn’t hard at all and now you have a tangible digital security to-do list made easy. […]

I Am Thankful

Each year, as Thanksgiving sneaks up on us, I take time to reflect on my blessings.  If you’ll indulge me, I’ll do it here this year. ~ My deep gratitude that I was born an American.  My family is not descended from the original Americans, but we got here as fast as we could.  As […]

A Registry Made With Santa in Mind?

Christmas is hard work, yo.  The baking, the decorating, the shopping.  Whew.  I needs a vacay just thinking about it. What if your shopping could be made easier?  What if there was one place to find all the wishes and wants of your loved ones? (nope, not Amazon wish list) What if I told you there’s […]

Magnetic Bowl Stickiness

I’m a take DIY matters into my own hands, kinda gal.  I may not know how to do everything the way it needs to be done, but I’m game to try. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the […]

Hipster’s Fashion Roots Point to Grandparents

As much as we think we’re fashion originals (hello…I wore red Chuck Taylor’s, men’s ties, and boy’s polos before it was cool), we’re all just a bunch of bogarting grandpa/grandma wannabes. Yeah, I’m including the you, you younger-than-me whippersnappers. Take a look: Surprised? I was. But, I gotta admit, happenin’ is happenin’, hip is hip. […]

Lifehack 101

You’ve seen the term, but maybe you’re not quite sure what it means.  Let a granny help you out.  Lifehack: stuff that makes life easier. If you Google the term you’ll find all kinds of ways to simplify your life.  Some of it’s fun and filled with common sense, other hacks are questionable. One thing’s […]

Remembering 9-11

I wrote the following piece in 2010, but the sentiment is the same today. Bin Laden has since been found and killed, and while grateful, I take no comfort in a terrorist meeting his fate at the hands of Seal Team 6.  This issue is simple for me: Don’t fuck with me or mine, and […]