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Does God listen to reality show contesta

She’s a regular around here whether she likes it or not. Our friendship is actually surviving although I’m forcing her to write for me on this blog.  Karen is wrapping up this diverse week over at MWOB so check out her post and we’d love to hear what you think….is God listening? Last weekend, my teenage daughter and I watched a backlog of recorded “American Idol” episodes then topped it off with recent “Amazing Race” episodes. In incredibly intense moments, some people will resort to anything to get a leg up on the competition….even...
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Just Call Me Mary Kay Letourneau

Today these pages are being graced by one graceful writer, Em of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit.  Em was a chick I admired from afar but when we hooked up to work together on the Virtual Wagie Ride for Tuesday Project, I got to admire her even more from afar. Because that’s the truth – we live afar from each other. Em’s an intelligent, entertaining writer, a genuine person with a heart of gold, and she was kind enough to guest post while I’m off playing in the snow.  Read her, love her and then go follow her blog if you don’t already....
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From the mouth of Sass

If you don’t already know this chick over here with the mug, it’s Sass.  I’m sure you know her.  And if you don’t, you should.  I started reading her very very early in my blog life and I plan to read her for as long as I’m around town.  She’s fresh, real, funny as hell, full of heart, and uh, sassy.  Sass agreed to guest post for me while I’m away doing what mamas do when they’re away. Enjoy… As a mother of three children, it takes a lot to ruffle my feathers. I don’t jump every time I hear one of them say...
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The Mosh-Pit Conundrum

She’s back!!  My dear friend, Karen, MWOB extraordinaire, beautiful mama, and incredible writer. Kicking off the week with a MWOB guest blogger makes my heart happy. Enjoy Karen’s unique perspective and don’t forget to show her some comment love.   I’ve been in the midst of some real-life conundrums (yes, conundrums – a beloved word passed down from my beloved father). The kind of conundrums that keep the wheels turning in your head while you automatically go through the chores of the day and place your replies to your kids on autopilot so as...
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Bribes and Threats – MWOB Style

This pic over here is Kathy who is giving blogging a whirl today at MWOB. I met Kathy (not to be confused with my old friend Kath who has graced this site twice before), through my old college roomies, Ames and Steph, and they’ve known her since elementary school. Kathy is another true-blue mom without a blog and I’m beyond thrilled she’s throwing her hat in the ring. I love starting the week with a guest post. It grounds me to one of the main reasons I even started this venture – to encourage other non-writing moms (like me) to find their...
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Holidays + Grief = Lunatic Mom

It’s Monday and I’m so psyched that MWOB is getting back to its roots by welcoming back my oldest and dearest friend, Kath, as a MWOB guest blogger.  Our friendship began in 4th grade and will last to the end of time.  I wish every woman a friend like Kath. Kath is a mom to three kids, a wife, a pediatric cancer nurse (aka “a saint”), and a mom without a blog.  Really.  I begged her to write her first post when MWOB was just an itty-bitty newborn blog and I had to beg her again to write this story. Okay, maybe not beg. But insist.   So in...
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A little laugh from a MWOB hardcore

Some of you may remember MWOB’S very first guest blogger – my old college roomie, Amy, who struggles with holiday decorations. Ames sent me this YouTube link and I just had to post it.  Day 2 of ’09 and I’ve laughed both days. I’m on a...
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Blogger Intervention

She’s back.  Karen, a lifelonger for me, and mama to miracle child Penni, could not help but jot these thoughts down yesterday after checking in at MWOB and seeing Mission Monday up and running.   Welcome back Karen and I’m thanking God for this guest post because my hand is still recovering from typing that epic TBT post.     Is there such thing as a blogger intervention? There seems to be blogger everything else. I know I’ve written a couple ditties for my friend Lee’s brainchild that is MWOB, but I still believe myself to be a complete...
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A series of FIRSTS for "Moms Withou

Hey, hey readers!  We got some exciting “firsts” to discuss as we kick-off the week of that festive gorging and thanking holiday known as Thanksgiving. Our first FIRST: This week MWOB will host its first-ever guest blogger mini-series.  Starting tomorrow, my hard-core friend and mommy writer, Karen, will begin to share a personal story from the depths of her mama soul.   And the story is a big one so it’s worthy of more than one post.  It will be a three-parter complete with a beginning, middle and an end.  I feel honored to have her go so public...
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THE Original Mom Without A Blog

One year ago today, my grandma left this world for the next. She walked almost 92 years on this planet and she was one exceptional lady. She was a classic example of the greatest generation. The eldest of ten children to Polish immigrant parents living on the South Side of Chicago surviving the Great Depression not graduating from high school or college but learning all of life’s most important lessons the only way you learn them…by living. My grandmother was a storyteller. And a great one. Not the sit around the campfire kind of storyteller, just a...

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