In the Mom Lane: The Interrupting Cow

For some time now, Big Dude has been obsessed with jokes. Knock-knock jokes are a current favorite, although he often makes them up and doesn’t get them quite right. Which, in and of itself, is pretty funny. Well, he finally got one right last night while hubby was doing the nighttime routine. And the delivery was spot on.…

In the Mom Lane: Dream A Little Dream

No, this is not a post about the dreams I have for my children. Nor for my life in the years to come. This is about the literal dreams. Keep reading. It’s funny, I promise. When Big Dude was a toddler, we were gifted a Richard Scarry book: Cars and Trucks and Things That Go!…

In the Mom Lane: Using Your Head!

The other night after dinner, I let Little Man out of his highchair to toddle around the deck. And by toddle, I usually mean: seek and destroy. The everything. On this particular night, he approached the covered electrical outlets. He’s thoroughly entertained by opening and closing them, so I often keep a close eye on him, but allow exploration of…

In the Mom Lane: Tweets and Memes

  I love memes. Ever since the first cat with a pancake (or lime helmet) crossed my screen. Turns out I also love Twitter. And maybe Instagram (I’m still new there). Of late, I’ve stumbled across several Twitter weeklies, events where thousands of writers connect for different writing challenges. Whether sharing lines from a work-in-progress or creating something…

In the Mom Lane: The Mommy and the Coffee Fail (Parts 2 & 3!)

Yesterday morning I poured in water and measured beans into my favorite kitchen appliance: the Grind ‘N’ Brew coffee maker. There’s nothing quote as fabulous as the sound of grinding beans in the morning. Except for maybe the smell of that delicious brew percolating and filling the carafe. Well, it happens that hubby has been collecting…

In the Mom Lane: Race for Warriors

A few weeks back during one my far too frequent trips to the vet, I noticed a poster. “K9 Adventure Race!” it advertised. A local company organized a race at the local police SWAT training facility. Cool. The race is actually part of a fundraiser for an organization, which provides service dogs to wounded and recovering veterans. Interesting race,…

Book Review: Frog and Toad All Year (Lobel)

Frog and Toad All Year Author: Arthur Lobel © 1976 Publisher: Harper & Row Genre: Children’s Books Subgenre: Friendship, Animals, Frog & Toad, Beginner Readers Reviewer: Sara Reviewer: Sara   Synopsis: Four tales of best friends, a frog and a toad, as they share many adventures, meals and holidays through the seasons of the year.…