Humor

Winter is Coming: the Dog is cold, and the Cat is Indifferent

Two hours and forty-seven minutes. Is this the cooking time for a pot roast? Is this the length of the Nutcracker at the local theater? Is that how long we spend lost on Facebook (or Instagram, or SnapChat, or Twitter…or…)? Nope. None of these. Two hours and forty-seven minutes was how long I slept last… Continue reading Winter is Coming: the Dog is cold, and the Cat is Indifferent

Freestyle Friday

Ten Unusual Signs of a Stress-free Week

Happy Friday everyone! ‘Scuse me while I self-indulge and do a happy dance. I have had a great week! It’s been awhile, and I found myself uncovering the remnants of such. Here are some of the signs that reveal a perfect seven-day stretch. The TSA thinks I’m MIA. I haven’t sniffed an airport in ten… Continue reading Ten Unusual Signs of a Stress-free Week

Adventures in Imperfection

A Blind Date (of sorts) A Guest Post by Eric Wood (StomperDad)

My wife and I had discussed numerous times about inviting someone to come live with us. We knew it would be long term. We knew once they moved in they would be with us for many, many years. We also knew that they would not be able to care for themselves for many years. It… Continue reading A Blind Date (of sorts) A Guest Post by Eric Wood (StomperDad)

Humor · Monday Muchness

I Assume that the F-Bomb is an Inappropriate Mantra?

Are we done yet? I taste blood Wait, am I bleeding? Jeez! How hot is it in here? I can’t see I can’t feel my legs You want me to put my what where??? I’m all tingly! I can’t breathe! *Gasp *Cough  Am I dying? Bad word! Bad word! Bad word! ^%*(%*$(*% Did this internal… Continue reading I Assume that the F-Bomb is an Inappropriate Mantra?

Adventures in Imperfection

Music While You Wait…

How did this first week of January treat you? Do you have new resolutions? Decided on a Word for the Year? Entered 2016 with jazz hands? I’m in full “get your house in order” mode right now, so I’ll be working behind the scenes for a few days before posting an update and joining in… Continue reading Music While You Wait…

Adventures in Imperfection

One Hot (Yoga) Mess of a Mama

lines~~curves shadows~~light yin~~yang good days~~bad days Our lives are a ballet among contrasting landscapes and emotional highways. One moment, we are screaming down a back road in a sweet Chevelle with the windows rolled down and our hair flying everywhere. The next instant, we are pulled over getting a speeding ticket. The day is ruined.… Continue reading One Hot (Yoga) Mess of a Mama

Adventures in Imperfection

A Hacker’s Guide to Whine-Free Living

Do you ever feel like a five-year-old in a grown-up world? Oh, maaaan….I have to work today? Again?  I’m so tired. I wanna to stay in bed. Puleeeazzzzz?? No! I am not going, and you can’t make me!  *Raises hand. Guilty! I’ve been whining a lot lately which means I’ve broken one of several Terry… Continue reading A Hacker’s Guide to Whine-Free Living

Guest Posts · Life is a Highway

There’s No Business Like Snow Business: A Guest Post by Paul Curran

  via A guest post by Paul Curran Damn weather – I cursed as I drove my tractor-trailer into yet another snowstorm, seven in seven days. A break would be nice. Now that darkness had descended, the blowing snow screaming horizontal in the wind drew the heat from the windshield so fast that even with… Continue reading There’s No Business Like Snow Business: A Guest Post by Paul Curran

Guest Posts · Lil Mama's Love Letters

Grammatically Yours: A Guest Post by Marissa Bergen

Welcome to the inaugural entry in MamaMick’s newest series highlighting talented writers. Today’s guest is the beautiful and talented, Marissa Bergen. She shares her interpretation of the love letter category below. More to come about Marissa at the end of the post, but first a reminder of the subject: Lil Mama’s Love Letters: Do you have… Continue reading Grammatically Yours: A Guest Post by Marissa Bergen

Guest Posts

Tackling Blog Obstacles: Ninja Skills and Advice from Coach Daddy

You write. You edit. You publish. Then the magic happens. A kind blogger says some nice things about your post, you visit their site and connect. “Really? You like baseball/cat memes/skydiving/too much frosting (as if!), too? A friendship emerges. Friends meet friends, and soon you’ve built a community rallied around shared ideas, laughter, and sometimes… Continue reading Tackling Blog Obstacles: Ninja Skills and Advice from Coach Daddy