Author Archives: IzzyMom

I’m a work-at-home mom of a five and ten year old. Married to computer god/music producer. Resident concierge & butler to three cats. I was a graphic designer/corporate slave in my previous life. Now I practice bad housekeeping, chauffeur my kids all over hell’s half acre while fretting endlessly about my carbon footprint and work at home as a web designer and occasional freelance writer. This gig is definitely a labor of love…

When Did Saying Thank You Stop Being Enough?

First let me start off by saying that I appreciate all you do, teachers, coaches and scout leaders. Really, I do.  By and large, you have all been truly wonderful. Okay, now that I’ve told you that I appreciate all you do (and I mean it), I’m going to put myself out there and risk [...]

Fact: Parenting is Hard and Life Sucks Sometimes

Part I The past few months have been so damned hard. There are days when I don’t know if I’m coming or going. I’m spread too thin. I’m emotionally exhausted. I feel like I have the world on my shoulders sometimes… Tonight, I got really angry with my daughter. I exploded. I yelled and screamed [...]

Do You Know This Song?

My kids have had this toy keyboard for EVER and for as long as they’ve had it, I’ve been racking my brains trying to remember what this one song is.  Nobody else has any idea what it is either and then one day I had this brainstorm to record it with my phone and put [...]

Like Junk Food Truffle Pigs

When my daughter was old enough to eat real food, I was very conscientious of what I fed her. I avoided giving her any kind of junk food or overly sugary stuff and encouraged fruits and whole grains and all that. I could hardly even bear for her to eat things that weren’t organic. *cue [...]

Three Things I’ve Learned This Month

DO NOT chat with your massage therapist. Just lay down and shut your fool mouth. Why? Because you might say something really dumb to him like “Go as hard and deep as you want. I need it badly today” and even though you were innocently referring to the knots in your shoulders, you will spend [...]

Forget Flowers…Send Cupcakes!

Cupcakes. They’re awesome, right? Right! And that’s why gourmet cupcake shops are popping up all over the place, even in a down economy. I must confess, however, that we have several right here in my city and I’ve never been to any of them. But last week when I was presented with an opportunity to [...]

Tween Compliments Adult: Hell Has Officially Frozen Over

Aside from wanting to be involved in my daughter, N’s, life (because she’s 11 and I know my opportunities will soon evaporate), I also find being around the groups of young girls in her extracurricular activities absolutely fascinating. They’re such strange creatures and the ever-shifting group dynamics are a better study in human behavior than [...]