Now I’m Really Curious!

A strange thing happened today. Joey texted me that he had genetic testing done. Basically, the company sent him a container. He spit into it and mailed it back. A month or so later, he got the results. He wanted the testing done because he was curious. The results he told me about have just…

Mason Is Scared

We were sitting at lunch the other day. One of my friends made the comment that she was kind of worried about her husband. He had run a marathon earlier that day and should have finished and called or texted her by this time. We laughed and teased her a little – saying he had…

Locked Screen Door

I’m not sure that Taylor Belle and Mason would ever leave the house if I didn’t make them. They seem content to stay inside and be on their computers, watch tv and play their video games. They don’t even do those things together. Taylor is camped out in her room upstairs and Mason takes over…

I Need More Time

The kids and I went out to dinner the other night. It was a Friday night, and we wanted to get out of the house and do something fun. Or at least I wanted to, so I made the kids come with me. Played the mama doesn’t want to cook and is sick of drive-thru…

Rule Nazi

I don’t like rules. In fact, I could probably say that I hate rules and it would be more accurate. I simply don’t like to be told what to do. Period. It has caused lots of problems throughout my life. You’d think that I would grow up and just get over it. But I haven’t….

Bad Mama

Hello. My name is Tammy, and I am a bad mother. I realized the other day that I have had children at home for over thirty-one years now. That’s continuously – for over thirty-one years! All of my adult life! How have I not gotten better at being a mama? It’s something I have been…

A Great Love Story: Mama and Daddy

A Great Love Story

My mama’s birthday is tomorrow. She will be seventy-five years old. I love stories of how couples met, and want to share my mama’s story of how she met my daddy. In 1956, mama graduated high school in Munford, Tennessee, at the age of eighteen. She and her best friend, Betty Lou, left the cotton…

Sometimes Different Is A Good Thing

Sometimes Different Is A Good Thing

We are driving home after dinner tonight, and I am listening to Ponponpon by Kyarypanyupanyu with my youngest son, Mason. It’s one of his favorite songs and he has it downloaded on his ipod. Never heard of Ponponpon? I understand. Neither had I until recently. It’s a Japanese song – every word of it is…

Timing Can Make All The Difference

Timing Can Make All The Difference

I got in trouble last night. My daughter got on to me for using the word “bullshit” on a post. Well ….. foot (as my mama would say). I’ve only had a blog for a few days and realize that I have made a horrible mistake – I should have never let my daughter know…

Love & Hate

She says she hates me.

This wasn’t how I thought it would be. How I always dreamt it would be. There was nothing like this at all. We were supposed to talk about everything. About boys and friends. About school and clothes and makeup. About life. We were supposed to laugh and be silly together. And cry together.  And share…