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 […]

Never Give Up; Never Stop Dreaming

“One is, we should never, ever give up. Two is, you’re never too old to chase your dream. Three is, it looks like a solitary sport, but it is a team.”  ~Diana Nyad Diana is the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark tank.  She’s also a 64-year-old […]

What I’ve Learned

I thought it would be fun to look back over the last six months since Sweet E was born and see what I’ve learned (with apologies to Esquire). #1) The human capacity for love doesn’t spring from one well, but many. My absolute love for my own child is so deep and wide that I […]

Start Thinkin’ About Your Christmas Videos

Listen, I think we know each other well enough now that I can confess I love technology in a bad way.  And if said technology lets me connect with my child or grandchild in any way, I’m in.  All that being confessed, you should know that I’m considering welcoming this bit o’technology into my family: […]

I Politely Turned Them Down

I don’t like telling people no, but I do and I will, especially if it means that by saying yes, I’d shortchange you, my lovely readers. Recently, I was approached by two companies to do reviews of their products.  One company I had never heard of (nothing wrong with that) and one company I knew. […]

Shift Your Perspective; Shift Your Life

I have been baking up a storm (today it’s pumpkin sweet rolls) on a foot that I burned on a hot sidewalk -so much so, that I can not run or even bike-and I lost all sense of time and realized that I didn’t have a post ready for today, so I swiped this from […]

Internety Thangs

How ’bout a twirly whirl around the World Wide Web, today? I thought it would be fun to share some of the Internety thangs I love…like babies surfing the web! More Love: * Kit, over at is one of my all-time favorite DIY experts.  There’s not much she won’t tackle and she offers easy-to-follow […]

Baking Extracts: Are They Created Equal?

I bake a lot, and as a frequent baker, I’ve found what works for me when it comes to ingredients.  Enter baking extracts: are they created equal? Um, no. Vanilla extract is a good point of reference. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links […]

Multifaceted Grandparents

Grandparents are good for more than candy-fueled trips to the zoo, we have an important role to play within society as a whole. Witness: The most shocking stat to me is that only 1 in 4 regularly uses technology.  As a newly-minted Grandmama, I’m searching for ways to change that fact.  The internet and technology […]

Boost Mobile vs Sprint

A year ago-ish, my Blackberry started to fizzle.  I loved that phone, yet was no longer in contract at Sprint and thought I’d look around to see what I could find out about saving me some dough. The following videos chronicle my journey (the final video was filmed 5/6/13): Sprint vs Boost Mobile: Part One […]