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January 2010

You Can Haz "Flawz!"

See that really pretty girl, up there? Well, her name is Caitlin Crosby and she is a singer-songwriter in her twenties. Yeah, I don't remember what it was like...either. However, raising 1 tween and 2 teenage girls (no, I haven't forgotten about the boy) who fight with image issues, as early as the 2nd grade (yeah, I know!) aaaand then...every...blessed...day...for the rest of their lives...well, it IS slowly (and painfully) coming back to me. "Oh great, another pop tart!" Being a mom (or dad) is hard (understatement of the year) but, IMO, parenting teens and tweens, at an age when... Read more →

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Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Yes, I Lie Like a Rug, My Name SHOULD Be Matt!

Been working A LOT of hours, lately (SHOULD be feeling blessed, I know) younger kids are feeling ornery (no, I don't blame them) older kids been picking up the slack (thanks, you guys) and, well, let's just say I've pretty much blown any chance (as if, I were even close to being, you know, in the running) of winning "Mother of the Year," after both my 8 and 10 year-olds announced: "Things are just not the same, since you went back to work!" [shot to the heart] You know when I said that it's a mother's right to decide what... Read more →

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11 Things I Learned, Raising a ManChild

"11 Things I Learned Raising a ManChild" Create a free slideshow with Picnik! Happy 11th Birthday to my ManChild and...NO!...I did NOT let your sisters color their hair...until they were in middle school, anyways and...YES!...I am well aware of the fact that you are now in the 5th grade! [checks calendar] So, you know, you can always try me again, next year. P.S. I love you! © 2010 This Full House - All Rights Reserved. Read more →

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You Must Be Tired, Because You've Been Running Through My Mind, ALL DAY!

Glen in his best Aberzombie, Jr. pose. I've carpooled with Carpooling Mom for several years, now -- which, by having 4 kids, in 4 different schools and having said that, means I really can't tell you exactly how long, since, you know, I don't remember -- this year, I am in charge of the morning/afternoon run(s) to my 10-year-old son's school. "Do I really have to sit with ALL those boys?" Which means that my youngest daughter (she's 8) suffers through at least 10 minutes of fart jokes and, well, whatever 9 and 10-year-old boys, you know, talk about. [sound... Read more →

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Wordless Wednesday: 365 Days - Tired Mom, Walking

Welcome to my world...where EVERYDAY, is laundry day! Another snapshot courtesy of my 365 Days microblog project -- where I'm taking a self-imposed timeout, every day, to post wordless (you're welcome!) Check out the Official Wordless Wednesday HQ Tag, you're it: Wordless Wednesday Also, I'm letting it ALL hang out on Flickr © 2010 This Full House - All Rights Reserved. Read more →

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Bloggers Unite for Haiti

In response to the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Haiti a week ago (today) BloggersUnite for Haiti is asking bloggers (like me) from around the world to share information about this disaster and how people around the world (like us) can provide aid to ongoing relief efforts. Why? Last Tuesday's earthquake has reduced large parts of the the country's capitol, Port Au Prince, to rubble and devastated their already poor infrastructure making the task of delivering aid extremely difficult. Official estimates from the region say that approximately 3 million people have been affected by this disaster and that somewhere between... Read more →

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Movers, Shakers and (sometimes inadvertent) Garbage Pickers

I'm an impulsive mover. I move things. From here, to there, or maybe it will look better in THAT corner. If I had a dollar, for every time my husband, Garth [not his real name] came home to find the house looking a little, you know, different? Hmph. Well, the poor guy could use a pair of industrial strength shin guards! "YOUCH, when DID THIS get in here!?!?" I'd be doing dishes (yes, dishwasher is STILL broken) and I'll be staring out the kitchen window, when, all of a sudden, it would hit me. "Maybe the kitchen table would look... Read more →

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