The Empowered Mom Christmas Traditions Getting a Real Tree Griswold's or Hallmark Channel

This Is Us. Who Are You? Hallmark Channel or The Griswold’s? Empowering Expectations

“This Is Us” – a Mix of The Hallmark Channel Vs. The Griswold’s

How many of you can relate to this?

Going to get a Christmas tree or take family pictures or go to a one of the fun family events going on this time of year and you picture laughter and fun and holding hands…. and then. REALITY.

You’re all arguing, kids are fighting and you’re absolutely exasperated and worn out.

And THAT is BEFORE even getting out of the driveway!!!!

That’s exactly what happened to us when we went to go get our Christmas tree this year. And I know you can relate, so I just had to share this hilarious, maddening, chaotic, merriment and the chorus of, “WE WILL have FUN and MAKE this a FUN, FOND, FAMILY MEMORY!!!!”  You think it’s going to be The Hallmark Channel – instead it’s more like This Is Us and The Griswold’s.

Can you relate?

I know you’re shaking your heads right now. It’s more like a chorus of “ohhhh, myyy gawwwd, this is my life.” Here’s what happened… 

Brain Drain Cabernet. Comfort Me With Cabernet.

 
 THE BRAIN DRAIN CABERNET
 
Dr. Suess and wine. Now that’s what you need, no-really, you do! That’s the good Dr.’s prescription for today. You have his permission! Here’s why: Today is Dr. Suess Day (also National Read Across America Day), so in his honor and back by Popular Demand and Numerous Requests, I am re-posting this, one of my personal favorites.I’ve gotten hundreds of your emails, texts, messages, etc. and I hear you.So enjoy it here now and in my SOON-TO-BE-PUBLISHED book! (Woo-hoo!) In the meantime, pour a glass and drink this in.Salute! 

How To Get Fired As a Room Mom-Or In This Case How I Wasn’t HIRED as Room Mom!

OH. MY. GAWD. You have GOT to be kidding me! It’s the end of the school year – we are all DONE! DONE! DONE! It’s a juxtaposition of emotions: tears because our ‘babies’ are getting older and it’s going too fast and then the TERRIFYING reality hits: HOLY-OH-BABY-JESUS the kids are HOME, like ALL DAY, for the summer.  It’s good and bad. And then there’s wine.

I want to share one of the most hysterical stories with you about this year – along with one of my MOST POPULAR posts called: “How To Get Fired As A Room Mom”. I can now add: How NOT to get Hired as a Room Mom! You have to check this video and post – you will relate, you will understand, and most of all, you will LAUGH!! This is a MUST SEE and a MUST READ. You will Crack Up! I laughed so hard at all the irony I think I peed my pants,

May The Fourth Be With You: And The Force EMPOWER You!

I want a lightsaber.  Like a REAL-LIFE lifesaver of EMPOWERMENT! With the ability to empower me, my kids, my family.  And defend against the dark side. Oh, that dark side. We’ll get to that. In another galaxy far, far away. (Okay, another day.) But today is HAPPY STAR WARS DAY! Which is essentially a NATIONAL…

Racy. Tasty. Nasty. Sassy. Succulent. Sexy.Yummy. 50 Most Empowering Words. Take Two.

Empowering takes many forms. As you may know, my last post was Game Changer! Top 50 Most Empowering Words .

A power-inducing, shot of verbal self-esteem and jet-fuel for your confidence.   If you didn’t check it out – do it now!

Today, a different take.   A VERY different take.

This is titled: “Racy. Tasty. Nasty. Sassy. Succulent. Sexy. Yummy.” For a reason.

So, heads up!!   This is not exactly Kindergarten curriculum.  This is, however, fun.

And a bit naughty. A bit nasty.  A taste of decadence.