Author Archives: TheLady

Mom, Please Don’t Read This Post

loveletter**Just a heads up, dear reader.  I curse kind of a lot.  I try not to do it around the kids or company or my mom or anyone I want to impress.  Still, there’s nothing better than a well-placed swear word.  This post is full of them!  Being the Lady that I am, I wanted to let you know they were coming in case cursing isn’t as lovely to you as it can be to me.** Continue reading

Five Tips for December Birthdays

decemberbirthdaysBirthdays are the best!  I know I’m a full-grown Lady, and I’m supposed to be over my birthday and want to hide my age…blah, blah, blah.  Birthdays are the BEST!  Eat what you want!  Wear what you want!  Let the posts pile up on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!  Let your phone ring off the hook, and watch that voice mailbox fill up.  Be the center of attention for a whole twenty-four hours of the year.  Why shouldn’t you be?  This is the day you were BORN.  Continue reading

Raising the Boy


I never really thought about having a son.  I was born to be someone’s mother, but I spent my whole life preparing for a daughter.  I mean, I used to BE a little lady myself, so I was excited when we found out the gender of our first child.  I was ready!  I wouldn’t pink her over and cover her in princess tales, but I wouldn’t force her into tomboy pants either.  Continue reading

Moments of Brilliance

At the end of the day, most of us take stock of what we’ve done well and what we could have done better.  It’s probably not that formal of a process, but think about where your mind wanders as you lay your head on your pillow.  Maybe you’re a lucky bastard, like the Man, and you switch off like a light.  If not, you probably go over the projects you finished, the errands you ran, the progress you made.  Then, you probably spend more time stressing over the chores left undone, the errands you didn’t run, and the progress you didn’t make.  Why?  Because people are judgmental…especially towards themselves. Continue reading

I Love Presents!

ilovepresentsIt’s that time of year when everyone hounds everyone else for pretty much everything.  Opinions are flying left and right on what you’re doing (or not doing) to get yourself in the spirit.  Don’t decorate too soon, but don’t forget to do it all together.  Put your creepy friend on a shelf but also remember to teach that good behavior is its own reward.  Forgive everyone, but don’t be a doormat.  Eat, drink, and be merry!  But don’t lose that lady-like figure either.  And the big one this year: presence versus presents. Continue reading