Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Food Matters - Continued

Back in February, I blogged about the evils of Monsanto. Last night, I was directed to the White House Petition website for a different & worthy reason (of which I signed the petition) and started reading through the other pending petitions on the site. Fortunately, I ran across a Petition to ban Monsanto's GMO practices in the U.S.

Please take a few minutes to educate yourself about the history and then sign the petition. The deadline is August 31st, 2013. Many, many more signatures are needed in a short amount of time. Share the link to the White House Petition Website on your social networking accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, Tumblr, wherever you can!

Thank you.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit

Boa: If there's a zombie apocalypse, I could totally live off mandarin oranges!*
MLO: I would live off TV, mandarin oranges, nail polish, make-up and probably lo mein.
The more you know.
*electricity, a gun, a samurai sword and the internet.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


MLO is seven.
Boa is twelve.
I am forty-two.
Driving One Direction ~ HOME ~
Inside the small car,
Six flailing arms
hands reach for The Heights.
We are three girls
singing while smiling
One Voice.
We are,
In this moment,
the same age,
The Best Song Ever.
What a fun memory. I hope it lingers.
Thanks to "The Boys".

Monday, August 12, 2013

Weekend Words with the Wee Wittle One

I haven't seen much of my kids the last few weeks due to summer camp, vacationsawayfrommommy and a broken air conditioning unit, but yesterday I had the good fortune of spending an extended amount of time with My Little One (MLO). She's seven years old. Seven. Remember that.


Walking out of My Mom's apartment to the car, it was quiet then she it me with this factoid:

MLO: Did you know if you step on a fly that red guts squirt out? NO! I mean blue guts. Blue guts squirt out.


*jumping up and down in front of my bathroom mirror, naked, awaiting the shower temperature to be tolerable*

Me: *walks in & catches her and immediately starts giggling* What are you doing, silly?
MLO: *laughing wildly, still jumping*  My pudge jiggles like your pudge, Mommy!

(At least I felt better about my body after hearing that!)


During the consecration of The Host in Mass...

MLO: *whispers* Why doesn't Dracula like the sun?


We're walking to the car from the swimming pool at the end of the evening. We'd just been talking about all things friends and swimming, then there was a pregnant pause.

MLO:  Mama, do you ever wonder why God doesn't tell you how He was created, or where He comes from?
Me:  Yes, I do wonder that sometimes.
MLO: It's like he's keeping a secret. Why would he not want us to know?


I love the inquiring minds of children! These are such perfect moments to be a parent and grow as a person.

Thank you, babygirl!