I am a Domestic Archaeologist

I am a Domestic Archaeologist

I find odd and unusual items in my house. Sometimes these discoveries are wrapped in a cloak of dust bunny mystery which must be solved. Like the scientist I might have become, had I been smarter, I always feel the need to discover the facts behind the mysteries. Who knew that my own home would provide such a wealth of material for me to explore? I even went and bought a magnifying glass to look more authentic! It all started on the day I first...
Moved the website and other wonderfulness

Moved the website and other wonderfulness

Hello loved ones… I know… so dreary to think that the winter is not quite over. I feel that a bit of snow is pretty, in December and am so glad it doesn’t really come back. This post will be super short because there are things I need you to know. 1. Did I mention I write for Huffington Post? So funny and yet I somehow get away with my sense of humour. 2. I continue to enjoy writing for and editing Blunt Moms. I am so...
I Just Want to BE Alone! (The best book ever)

I Just Want to BE Alone! (The best book ever)

I would like to share the scoop on this amazing new book, and stay with me here and read to the end….. all will be revealed… but first, here is a commercial break: The second volume in the best-selling I Just Want to Pee Alone series! Don’t get us wrong, we love the men in our lives – we do (most of the time). It’s just that sometimes we would like them to go away. Not forever or anything like that. Just for an hour … or...
Erma Bombeck is my Hero

Erma Bombeck is my Hero

  I don’t know how many girls consumed Erma’s books in their teen years…. but I did. I loved how funny she was, and how comfortable her language made me feel. She wrote with kindness, yet she had that sharp and hilarious edge. She was smart, brilliant in fact. She was a blogger before there were  computers. She gave voice to the women through comedy. For the time, it was jarring, interesting and funny as hell. She was...
Your Communication Style – A Guide for the Challenged

Your Communication Style – A Guide for the Challenged

Modern communications are fraught with unwritten rules. For many of us, it is a minefield to figure our way through the simplest of human interactions – when using a device or social media that is. Back in the olden days it was all so much simpler. For instance, I have to hand it to the Victorian era Brits, they had established and well understood social rules. Everybody knew what they were, and although the populace was busy breaking...
The Two Ingredient Life

The Two Ingredient Life

This guest post is by the fabulous and quite famous Lynn Morrison, writer of the even more notorious Nomad Mom Diary. We heart each other and this I welcome her flurry of wise words on my blog… When the weather cools down and the leaves on the ground start to grow larger than the piles of post-pregnancy hair lying in my bathroom floor, I like to bake. There is nothing better than coming in from the cold to a warm, ginger-apple-pumpkin...
Should I teach my child a second language?

Should I teach my child a second language?

  This reader question is an interesting one. To get the best answer, this guest post is from rather an expert on the topic. Meet Olga Mecking, author of The European Mama. She has some experience with languages… and children, so I tapped her for the perfect answer: My husband and I are raising our children to speak three languages. Mind you, none of these languages are “cry”,” whine” or “scream”....
8 New Year’s resolutions you can actually keep

8 New Year’s resolutions you can actually keep

Every time we see the light from an incoming new year, all the lemmings scramble to plan their perky fresh start. Year after year we will join a gym, quit smoking, clean up our lives and finally deal with those nasty personal shortcomings. We tell ourselves: “this will be the year!” But we all know how this is going to play out don’t we? Great plans are made, but even with all the resolve and will power, it all slides off the rails by February....
Management Hacks for the Recently Promoted

Management Hacks for the Recently Promoted

So you made it. You are in management now. There you sit at your new desk, or whatever outward sign of seniority is normal in your workplace. Now what? Front line employees attach a lot of cachet and glam to achieving the level of “management”.  After all, senior people have snazzy titles, more privileges, better pay, and perks or whatever. Most people understand that the trade off is that more accountability or responsibility comes with the...
How to save the world – just say something

How to save the world – just say something

What do you stand for? Do you even know? It strikes me as strange that although most people hold some pretty strong beliefs, few actually express them. Ask anybody in your social circle and you will find they are either pro or anti something quite fiercely. Actually, they may have views you don’t even know about because they believe that polite company does not speak religion, politics or human rights. I suppose that’s OK, but when...