To Cut or Not To Cut

I haven’t ventured into pregnancy posts in years. At least ten, I’m sure. I wrote this one in July 2003. An incredibly funny post I read earlier today (I can’t find a link, but it was ...

#13 – talk

I’ve been trying to talk to my teenager. It’s like I’ve forgotten they speak a foreign language. If not a foreign language, then maybe our words just don’t have quite the same meaning. Or my w...

#12 – listen

Are you listening, or are you just hearing? If you are just hearing, are you absorbing?    I’ve actually written a Listen post, but I suppose an updated one may be in order. I feel li...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We don’t celebrate it, but maybe you do?  My kids were at Mrs P’s last night for Kids’ Night In/Parents’ Night out. I didn’t take advantage and go out, but they...

#11 – learn

I just picked this bundle for my kids. We’ve brainstormed a bundle worth over $300 in the Humble Brainiac Book Bundle Presented by No Starch Press https://www.humblebundle.com/books via @humble ...

Cookie Time!

Well, that time of the year is upon us again. No, I am not talking about the Valentine Season. I’m talking Girl Scout cookie time.  Cookies went digital! If you live out-of-state and w...

Homework Planners

Did you know? We’re offering up free of charge ModifiedMotherhood’s Homework Planner Sheets. Each PDF is one full sized standard page. There are four font options, 1942...

Half Page Weekly Menu Plan – New Files!

Offering up free of charge ModifiedMotherhood’s 2015 planner half-page menu plan. Each PDF is one page, each page has two weeks. This planner is being offered in two differe...

Writing Prompt #10 – School

I’m drafting this in the pick up line at an elementary school I’ve been bringing children to since 1997. Last year I watched as the principal that’s been here since then (I think, if not, s...

The Amazing World of Three Kids From 10 – 15

So I read this awesome post on scarymommy.com and thought to myself… ha, wait till your three kids under five are three kids between 10 and 15. You’ll be singing a different tune then. (Seriously,...

Writing Prompt #7: Self-Control

I’ve had this prompt hanging out since August of last year. I obviously have no self-control, at least insofar as demanding the self-control to actually sit down and write my prompts! That aside...

12 Month/24 Deposit Money Saver

I don’t get paid once a week. I don’t get paid on the first and fifteenth either. Nope. In our family, the husband gets paid every other Friday and I get ten paychecks a year, given to me ...

Hello 2015

2015! Today I am two months and 21 days away from being married for fifteen years. That is a long time. This year my oldest biological “I made him!” child will be fifteen. Don’t do t...

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving dinner, growing up, was a huge event. We’re talking dinner for 40+. To be fair, so were most of the other holidays. Chanukah brought with it a mountain sized pile of gifts, after all, t...