• the fam

    A sense of humor, perhaps when needed most

    In recent days, you may have seen a news story or two about some Lands End customers being upset about receiving a free copy of  GQ Magazine. Sit down before I tell you this…It happened to us. In case you missed the headlines, here are a few of them:  Lands’ End has mothers irate over topless GQ giveaway Lands’ End Customers Are Freaking Out Over GQ Cover Moms angry with Lands’ End for sending them ‘obscene’ GQ mag ‘My 14-year-old son was disturbed’: Land’s End customers’ fury over … Lands’ End: Sorry About the Naked Model on the Magazine We Sent Here’s how this played out in my house. Sometime during the day…

  • fall,  home life,  kids,  school,  the fam,  Throwback Thursday

    It’s that time of year again {Throwback Thursday}

    I was at Wal-Mart a week or so ago and saw that they had changed out the seasonal area in the front from patriotic July the 4th stuff…to school supplies. I have one child who will be excited for new binders and pencils and such, ready to get back to a routine that allows her to see her friends everyday. I have another child who, well, would just as soon go to work with me. The one bright spot for him is that it is time for a bigger backpack, and the camo one he wanted should arrive any day. I don’t think my children appreciate the arduous task that…

  • hubs,  kids,  new orleans,  the fam

    In which we find ourselves in NOLA…once again

    This time, it was for BB’s birthday. For months, he insisted that for his 7th birthday, rather than a typical birthday party, he wanted us to take him to New Orleans. Specifically, he wanted to go to the zoo, swim in the hotel pool, and eat Turtle Soup at Galatoire’s. I had a moment of panic on Saturday morning, as we were getting ready to leave. I knew the forecast was for rain on Friday, and possibly Saturday, in the big easy, but on Saturday morning, I learned there had been some flooding in the French Quarter, with (according to the forecast) more rain on the way. I hate more…