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April 2010

A Time For Us, Maybe, Sometime Soon, Text Me!

My husband, Garth [not his real name] absolutely loved this edible arrangement he got from my brother and sister-in-law, for his birthday, last weekend. What did I give him? A reason to remember the beginning of his 47th year, here on earth, as perhaps one the worst mornings of his life -- oh, and by the way, Happy Birthday! Yep, am I a ray of sunshine...or, what? Don't answer that! Honestly, I feel terrible about fighting...on...his...birthday...but, he followed me into the bathroom and, this time, it wasn't to see if I was using his razor (AGAIN!) in an attempt to... Read more →

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NWF Mom Update: The Local Impact of Climate Change - Now, With More Itch!

You know Emily McKhann, right? Well, you should, because she and Cooper Monroe founded TheMotherhood.com and, yes, they ARE very, very smart. How do I know? Well, personally, I've been working very closely with The Motherhood Creative for a long time, now (in Gemini years, anyway) and, quite frankly, I feel way smarter, already. [sound of crickets chirping] Aaaaanyway, Emily attended a lunch for DC bloggers (Amie Adams, Gayle Weiswasser, Diane MacEaachern), hosted by Jaime Matyas and her great team at the National Wildlife Federation to help them learn a little more about a few NWF programs. Here's what Emily... Read more →

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Everybody Was Fast Food Fighting...HAH!

I came home from dropping the kids off at school, this morning (a.k.a. the land of the carpool lanes from h.e.double.hockey.sticks) and found this propped up against one of the kitchen chairs. My poor husband, Garth [not his real name] obviously, he's sick (and tired) of coming home and, well, let's just say, the kids have developed a bad case of daddy deafness and, sadly, showing signs of dain bramage, too. "Pick up your clothes...what clothes...the clothes that are lying in front of your bed...what bed..." [cue head explosion] It's amazing, really, how quickly, a person's head can explode, I... Read more →

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Parenting Tip #2,100,382:
Always Learn the Rules, So You Can Break Them Properly

I'm a BIG believer in Karma -- what comes around goes around, you get what you give and all that -- it's simple, easy to remember and exactly the sort of logic required, to help ward off a sixth sense for getting myself into trouble,. In other words, I am very capable of making an asshat out of myself, without anyone's help...thankyouverymuch, Mr. Dalai Lama! For example: Wednesday - I wrote a post, on my shopping blog, about raising free spirits and teaching my girls to embrace their own sense of style. KARMA...KARMA...KARMA...BAM! Then, yesterday morning, I got home, saw... Read more →

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Wordless Wednesday
Just Imagine

Momma, momma, what do you see? A free spirit calling out to the inner-child...in me. Check out the Official Wordless Wednesday HQ Tag, you're it: Wordless Wednesday © 2010 This Full House - All Rights Reserved. Read more →

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Trash to Treasure

Today is my best friend's birthday. Actually, she's not really my best friend. Not anymore, anyway. In fact, I can't even remember the last time we spoke. Wait, yes I can. [glances at calendar] It will be 28 years, this coming June. You see, Shirley and I fought our way out of grew up in the same neighborhood and, if I think real hard, I could probably even remember the street she lived on. [frowns] Okay, I give up. I can, however, tell you that her family lived a few blocks closer to the Arthur Kill, which afforded their house... Read more →

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Will You Still Read Me, When I'm 164?

Meet my neighbor, Miss Grace. She's turning 103, this year. I know, right? Trust me, it's not easy being her neighbor -- I took this picture from my kitchen window, yesterday. NO! I wasn't spying on her. Not really. I just happened to be doing the dishes -- because, the dishwasher was full, but SOMEONE forgot to turn it on, the night before and, if you've visited here, before, it probably won't take you very long to guess who -- and, well, don't let her age, or the size of Miss Grace fool you, either. "Hi, Miss Grace!" The woman... Read more →

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