Munchkin 2 Writes Another Winner – Mimi Cheesey Makes a Friend


Munchkin #2 has been stuck at home for something like 52 weeks (or 5 days) due to the plague Influenza A. As a medical professional I can adeptly inform you that it sucks. It's one thing to feel awful, but another to be screwed with. According to the Surgeon General school, your child must be clear of fever for 24 hours before returning to school. So for one day, they feel great and want to play and run around like everything is normal, BUT they are still contagious, so you have to keep them at ... [ Read More ]

Phew, My Kitty Only Has Chlamydia

Bar the windows. Block the doors! The rumors you heard are tragically true. My kitty has Chlamydia. *slow, loud clap* And let me tell you, my Hubby and I couldn’t be anymore thrilled. “Why on earth would you be happy about having Chlamydia in your house?” you ask. Because the doctor said it was either Chlamydia or Herpes. “Excuse me, Doc - but I thought you said...?” I felt as if I had been told that my underwear were on the outside of my clothes – AND inside out. How embarrassing ... [ Read More ]

Nurse Mommy’s 2014 Annual Holiday Toy Sale


Welcome to today’s QVS Holiday Extravaganza! I’m your host Stashayah and as you can see, (stroking hands and camera zooming in for a close up) I should have been a hand model – but after having kids, my knuckles swelled up like roasted chestnuts; so now I get to serve you beautiful people for the next 14 hours or until my larynx fuses to my spleen. Anyhoo… Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate this blessed day. And for those of you who don’t, I’m sure you are used to this constant ... [ Read More ]

Needles to Say, You’re Stressing me Out


When I created my Goofy Bucket List, I envisioned days with friends and family taking on bizarre activities. Yodeling in the Alps. Waitressing at Hooters or just channeling my inner farmer. Wandering outside my comfort level again was the plan. However, this month I would go it alone, making it scarier. However, I never predicted the outcome of this escapade. I called the front desk and requested an appointment. Since I work from home and the munchkins are in school fulltime, I’d squeeze ... [ Read More ]

Making my Daughter Cry was a Cinch


One of my munchkins gets blocked tear ducts. She usually wakes up with it, and startles the family every time because she resembles Rocky Balboa. Young moms at Target run the opposite direction, shielding their babies from my daughter. We have to avoid the ER for fear of being assigned an abuse caseworker. For most people who get repeated duct problems, you apply a warm washcloth to the affected area, and whatever is blocking the duct will fall out from the dilated hole. Doesn’t take much to ... [ Read More ]

When Your Child Invites the Entire World to her Birthday

Happy birthday lit candles on brown background

How do you have a kids’ birthday party for sixty 7-8 year olds? YOU DON’T! Ever. That’s why I put a limit on my overly social munchkin’s party this year. She wanted to have it at the zoo where “Dan - the Touch my Animals - Man” would be sharing information about all things animaly. Don’t correct me. It should be a word. 25 guests maximum is the policy for zoo parties. This includes kids and the immediate family. This number sounded crazy, but actually (don’t tell Munchkin #2) I think ... [ Read More ]

Got Your Turkey Pants Ready?

Once again I was lucky to hang out with the incredibly duo, Paige Kellerman and Snarky-in-the-Suburbs, Sherry Kuehl in the KC Live! studio. Unfortunately, we only get approximately 5 minutes a month to gab about what concerns or peeves us for that month. Truly I think we need a weekly show to get out all the gems this group has. Actually, sometimes we can't even leave the parking lot afraid we won't ever have another opportunity to dish with someone like ourselves (aka weird). It's basically ... [ Read More ]

Memories of Poop Water: a dirty tale


Several years ago, bath time at our house was mostly a fun time. Splashing, giggling and a creative outlet for our energetic Munchkins. There were water fights, contests to see who can pour the most water on the floor and my personal favorite adding bodily fluids into the tub. A parent never forgets the first urination in the tub. Unless you are a big drinker at dinner, then your fogginess is to be expected. But this one night, a Munchkin fessed up to it. She and her sister were sitting in a ... [ Read More ]

Embrace Your Weirdness, Kids – It’s What Makes You Awesome


Mama, I can’t do that! I don’t want the kids to think I’m weird. My daughter’s words struck my abdomen, like a knife plunging into my soul. “Weird!” She said the “W” word. The first time I heard my child fearing others’ opinions, similar memories of mine were stirred up. Childhood fights on the playground, bickering in the girl’s room, or even worse … debating whether “Babe” cologne or “Love’s Baby Soft” was the best fragrance. It could get nasty. Recently, I read a quote by Meryl ... [ Read More ]

You Kids are Wrecking My Perfect World

Three retro prime adult Caucasian females out on the town.

When the munchkins were babies, I sought out friendships with other mothers in the neighborhood, at church, and...what am I talking about? I hardly had any friends with two girls only 14-months apart. Actually, if it weren't for home videos, I wouldn't remember being with my children, due to a severe case of Momnesia. As my daughters attended preschool, my friendships changed again. Befriending other moms at their school and at the gym was my mode of finding other moms who understood what I ... [ Read More ]

Weird-A*s Minds: Chim-Chimney Fool

Good Morning America Online Rheanna Martin, Oct. 20, 2014 A woman was arrested in Thousand Oaks over the weekend after firefighters rescued her from a man's chimney. She had been trying to break into the house and had gotten stuck, police said. The homeowner told Los Angeles station KABC he had met the woman online and they had gone out on a few dates, but recently ended the relationship. Sunday was the second time the woman was found on his roof, he told the station. Nunez-Figueroa ... [ Read More ]