Tag Archives: children

31 Steps to surviving a movie with a kid

When I was pregnant with my first child I told everyone that I wasn’t going to let my kid watch TV. Screens rot the brain, after all. I said a lot of annoying know-it-all junk like that. But then I discovered that a movie could be a fabulous short-term babysitter while I get urgent things […]

Brewer Dairy Queen donation to bring smiles to Lafayette Family Cancer Center

You know what is free? Kindness. This is the most profoundly simple yet easy to miss lesson that I have learned while caring for my son who has a bleeding disorder. I see kindness everywhere around him. The doctors and nurses who keep him smiling and happy despite his fears remind me of this lesson […]

Mom bloggers lash out in hot debate after recent school shooting

Housewife Plus is a humor mom/lit parenting blog. There is rarely anything more diabolically polarizing than poop stories or funny complaints about my crazy toddlers posted here. This morning my internal Mom world was rocked when I read an article on Scary Mommy authored by a clearly angry and passionate Mom Blogger and teacher on the topic […]

An open letter to the nurses at the Lafayette Family Cancer Center

Dear Nursing Staff, You know my son. He is four and already a bit of a Casanova. Today he paid you a visit to be treated for his bleeding disorder and he brought you daffodils that he picked himself. He limped around the children’s floor handing out flowers and sass. More than a few of […]

15 Ridiculous expectations for Mother’s Day

There are two days in the year that I look forward to the most, my birthday and Mother’s Day. In my family it is understood that Mom essentially gets these two selfish days off without question. Inevitably something in the plan goes awry and I end up manning the Mother station anyway. In my wild fantasy Mother’s […]

Good Morning, Sunshine

4:32 AM Loud Child: Mom, I have tuh pee! Mom: Uh huh…go ahead…I’m listening…hurry up and come back…*groan* Loud Child: Mom, can I have some PBS and some juice? Mom: For the love of all things, child, go back to bed! Loud Child: (stomps into bedroom) 5:03 AM Loud Child: (CRASH!) Mom: (opens only one […]